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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 24 Nov 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

Haws leads BYU to win over Cal State Northridge


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PROVO, Utah – BYU, led by Tyler Haws's career-high 32 points, handed Cal State Northridge its first loss of the season 87-75 Saturday in front of a sellout Marriott Center crowd. The Cougars are now 4-2 while the Matadors are 6-1.

“It was a great atmosphere. It was loud and exciting from the very first tip, but it didn’t come easy,” said BYU coach Dave Rose. “They (CSUN) are active defensively and they trap. We did a much better job in the second half controlling their basket penetration.”

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The Cougar sophomore netted 17 of his points in the first half on four field goals and 8 of 8 shooting from the free throw line. In the second half Haws shot 5 of 8 from the field and 4 of 4 from the line for 15 points. His jumper with 3:44 to go put BYU ahead 75-74 and he scored eight more down the stretch to help seal the victory. 

Senior guard Brock Zylstra added season highs of 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists and sunk a pair of 3-pointers within a minute of each other in the second half to give BYU leads of 70-64 and 73-66.

Brandon Davies added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds to go with three assists, a block and a steal.

Chipping in at key times in the second half were Cougars Craig Cusick and Josh Sharp. Cusick came from behind for a blind steal in the early minutes of the second half, which led to Haws’ trey giving BYU a 53-46 margin.

Sharp gave BYU a 10-point lead with a put back off a Brandon Davies miss to make the score 65-55, then blocked a Matador shot less than a minute later.

Sharp and Matt Carlino were on the bench at the start of the game as Rose broke a five-game pattern starting Agustin Ambrosino and Cusick instead.

“We wanted to find a little more depth in our roster.  Both Matt and Josh responded well, everybody wants to start,” Rose said.

“Responding to their runs, we found a way to get a basket and make winning plays.  They (CSUN) believe they are going to win. They had that sense of unity and we had to make enough plays.”

The two teams traded leads in the early minutes of the game, with CSUN claiming a four-point lead, at 14-10 when freshman Brandon Perry converted an offensive board to a field goal. The Matadors led for much of the first half until Zylstra tied the score at 32-all off a pair of free throws with 5:46 remaining before the break.

After another tie Haws gave BYU a lead it would hold the rest of the half with a pair of makes from the charity stripe. Haws added four more free throws to help the Cougars to their biggest lead of the half at 43-34 with 1:58 to go. BYU entered the break with a 46-40 lead.

The Matadors opened the second half with a 6-0 run to tie the score at 46-all before Davies ended the run with a jumper. Minutes later Davies started a 7-0 Cougar run that gave BYU its first double-digit lead at 64-53 with 12:05 to go.

CSUN refused to go quietly as the Matadors used an 8-0 run to take their only lead of the second half at 74-73 with 4:01 to go.

A Haws jumper 17 seconds later gave the lead back to BYU and started a 14-1 run to end the game. Haws shot 3 of 3 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line to score 10 of the Cougars' 14 during the run. 

“I was able to make a few plays going down the stretch,” Haws said. “We were able to play some good defense. I’m more happy we got the win. I feel like our team is on a roll now.”

The Cougars face Montana on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on BYUtv and broadcast live on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 23 Nov 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Cougars vs. Matadors on Saturday


Game notes: BYU vs. Cal State Northridge

BYU basketball will host Cal State Northridge on Saturday in the Marriott Center at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on BYUtv and broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

BYU Cougars (3-2, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 188-56 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-0, 0-0 Big West)

  • Head Coach: Bobby Braswell
  • Alma Mater: Cal State Northridge, 1985
  • Division I Career Record: 243-241 (17th)
  • Record at Cal State Northridge: Same

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV: Talent Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analysts), Robbie Bullough (reporter)
  • Live Video: byutvsports.com
  • Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Audio: KSL.com
  • Live Stats: BYUcougars.com

Series Information

  • Series Record : BYU leads 4-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 84-78, 12/12/98
  • H/A/N: 4-0/0-0/0-0

Projected starters

Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-0, 0-0 Big West)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
0 Josh Greene 6-0 G 14.0 2.5
25 Allan Guei 5-9 G 5.5 1.5
35 Tre Hale-Edmerson 6-9 F/C 6.7 4.0
3 Stephan Hicks 6-6 G/F 17.3 8.5
21 Stephen Maxwell 6-7 F 13.7 7.3
BYU Cougars (2-2, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 4.8 5.0*
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 8.8 3.6
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 21.6 6.8
33 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 5.2 5.0
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 19.4 7.2
*assists per game

Fast start for Tyler Haws

Tyler Haws is off to one of the best starts to a season in the history of BYU basketball. He is one of only five BYU basketball players to open a season with at least five-straight 20-point games, having scored 22, 22, 23, 21 and 20 points in the team’s first five contests, respectively. What makes Haws’s start even more impressive is that he’s the only sophomore on the list and he returned in April from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines.

Name Class Season Consecutive 20-Point Games (point totals)
Devin Durrant Senior 1983-84 7 (28, 35, 20, 35, 23, 33, 27)
Danny Ainge Senior 1980-81 5 (24, 22, 22, 29, 29)
Kresimir Cosic Junior 1971-72 5 (30, 31, 33, 23, 30)
Michael Smith Senior 1988-89 5 (24, 29, 30, 33, 20)
Tyler Haws Sophomore 2012-13 5 (22, 22, 23, 21, 30)

Davies does it all

Brandon Davies stuffed the stat sheet in the opener against Tennessee State, tallying 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks and 2 steals while drawing 3 charges. He did it again vs. Georgia State with 28 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Through five games he is averaging 19.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.0 blocks and 0.8 steals. Last season he became the second Cougar in history to average at least one of everything (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks). Russell Larson is the only other BYU player to produce a ‘one of everything’ season and did so twice, in 1993-94 and 1994-95 (blocks and steals were not tracked until the 1977-78 season). 

Taking charge

Brandon Davies drew three charges in the season opener vs. Tennessee State and took two more vs. UTSA to give him five for the season. Last season Brandon Davies made the opposition pay when they drove to the basket, taking 31 charges. Nate Austin took his fair share of charges as well with a total of 29 last season. He has taken two so far this season.

A nose for the ball

Josh Sharp demonstrated his ability to seek out offensive rebounds against Notre Dame, when seven of his 10 boards were collected on the offensive end. Both the seven offensive rebounds and the 10 total boards are career highs for the sophomore from Highland, Utah. Sharp, who has a team-high 13 offensive rebounds this season, isn’t the only Cougar with a penchant for offensive rebounds as his two former Lone Peak teammates Tyler Haws and Nate Austin are second and third on the team with 11 and 10 offensive boards, respectively. This season BYU has 61 offensive rebounds compared to their opponents’ 43.

Dave Rose

BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to its most successful eight-year run since taking over in 2005. His career record of 188-56 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.770). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice and has guided the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances and six 25-win seasons. In 2010 he led BYU to its first NCAA Tournament win in 17 years and the Cougars have also won at least one tournament game in the two seasons since, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2011 and the largest comeback in NCAA Tournament history (25-point deficit) in last season’s 78-72 win over Iona in the First Four in Dayton, Ohio.

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