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Jack Urquhart | Posted: 12 Dec 2018 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Jack Urquhart

Haws hits career-high 30 in 85-66 win over Portland State


BYU vs. Portland State Box Score

BYU vs. Portland State Postgame Notes

PROVO, Utah – TJ Haws scored a career-high 30 points in BYU's 85-66 win over Portland State Wednesday night at the Marriott Center.

"I'm happy for the win," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "I like the balance we had. They were athletic, and they play with real purpose defensively. I thought we handled the press well and got some good shots."

Haws made 9-of-15 from the field and 5-of-10 from 3-point range. Yoeli Childs had 13 points, and Connor Harding and Zac Seljaas added 11 apiece. Nick Emery dished a season-high six assists.

The Cougars (8-4) scored 32 points off 21 turnovers from the Vikings (5-4). BYU never trailed.

Five minutes into the game, Harding drove the baseline and dunked for a 13-9 BYU lead. The Cougars kept a small margin over the Vikings halfway through the period, leading 24-21.

A possession after Haws hit a 3-pointer, he lobbed in inbounds pass to Dalton Nixon, who caught it on his way up and laid it in to go up 29-21. Over the course of a couple minutes, Haws scored seven-straight points as BYU made it a 38-21 advantage.

In the last few minutes before halftime, Haws got to a new first-half career high of 18 points. The Cougars went into the locker room with a 45-32 lead.

Childs took a pass from Seljaas and threw down a dunk early in the second half to make it 52-34 for BYU. Portland State battled back and trailed 55-46 with 14:11 left in the game.

The Vikings got their deficit down to just seven points before back-to-back Haws 3-pointers. With 11:46 on the clock, the Cougars led 61-48. Later, a 3-point play from Haws made it 66-51.

Haws knocked down a 3 to get to a new career high of 30 points and put BYU up by 20 with five minutes left. The Cougars coasted to the 85-66 win.

BYU travels to take on UNLV Saturday at 5:30 p.m. PST in T-Mobile Arena. The game will be streamed on ESPN3, with radio broadcasts on KSL (1160 AM/102.7 FM) and BYU Radio (XM 143/89.1 FM HD2).


Kyle Chilton | Posted: 10 Dec 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

BYU returns to the Marriott Center for Portland State on Wednesday


BYU Game Notes

Portland State Game Notes

Coming off a pair of wins against in-state opponents last week, BYU men's basketball will host Portland State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center.

Wednesday's game will be broadcast live on BYUtv and online on BYUtv.org. The game with also be broadcast live on the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2 and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

BYU Storylines

  • Junior forward Yoeli Childs scored 31 points on 13 of 16 vs. Utah, his third-straight game with 31 points. Childs is the first BYU player to register 30-plus points in three-straight games since Jimmer Fredette had 30-plus in each of his last five games as a Cougar in 2010-11. For his efforts in BYU’s wins vs. Utah State and Utah, Childs was named the Dec. 10 WCC and NCAA March Madness Player of the Week.
  • Junior guard TJ Haws had his best shooting week of the season in BYU’s wins over in-state foes Utah State and Utah. Against the Aggies in Provo, Haws hit 7 of 10 from the field and 4 of 6 from 3-point range for 20 points. In the win over Utah, Haws hit 3 of 4 from 3 and had 18 points. For the week hit his 7 of 10 from 3.
  • Zac Seljaas played an all-around game against Utah, totaling 14 points, 6 boards, 3 assists, 1 block and 5 steals.

BYU Cougars (7-4, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 336-126 (14th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Portland State (5-3, 0-0 Big Sky)

  • Head Coach: Barret Peery
  • Alma Mater: Southern Utah, 1996
  • Division I Career Record: 25-17 (2nd)
  • Record at Portland State: 25-17 (2nd)

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst), Spencer Linton (courtside)
  • Live Video: BYUtv.org
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2, FM 100.3
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats: BYUcougars.com

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 1-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 111-82, 11/25/78
  • H/A/N: 1-0/0-0/0-0