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STew | Posted: 15 Dec 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Davies leads BYU to 78-68 victory over Weber State


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OGDEN, Utah – Brandon Davies scored a career-high 33 points to lead BYU to a 78-68 victory over Weber State Saturday night. The victory was the first road win for the Cougars this season and ends Weber State's 20-game home winning streak.

"Tonight was really a good win and I thought both teams battled tough," said BYU head coach Dave Rose. "This was the best I've seen Brandon (Davies) play – I like that he just kept playing, he never let up. On the road you need to have one or two players who will step it up and tonight Brandon did that for us. I think this game will be special for a lot of guys on our team because so many of them contributed and played tough for us."

Tyler Haws, who shot 10 for 10 from the free throw line, finished with 23 points – the seventh time this season he has scored 20 or more points in a game. BYU extends its record to 7-3 overall on the season and Weber State falls to 4-3.

On the team’s first possession, Josh Sharp fed Davies in the post, but the ball was deflected. Sharp recovered the ball and fed Davies again, who put the Cougars up 2-0 with a dunk. The next play down the floor Sharp fed Davies again and he scored inside to make it 4-1 BYU.

Meanwhile, Weber State’s Davion Berry kept the Wildcats going with a driving jumper and a three. Weber’s first and only lead of the game came at 10-8 following a dunk from Kyle Tresnak at the 16:55 mark. The Wildcats came within two several times but were unable to get any closer the remainder of the game.

With 15:30 left in the first half, BYU led 14-10. Haws and Davies were the only Cougars to take a shot up to this point with eight and six points, respectively.

Later in the first half Davies continued to take things into his own hands, scoring eight-straight points for the Cougars to give BYU a 26-19 lead. He then ran the length of the floor to block a layup attempt from Weber State’s Frank Otis.

With 3:00 remaining in the first half, the Cougars led 32-23. The Wildcats hit a three to close the gap to six but Craig Cusick answered right back with a layup. With less than a minute remaining, Weber State’s Scott Bamforth pushed Haws from behind, sending him to the free throw line. Haws hit both attempts to extend the Cougars' lead to 10 at 36-26 as they headed to the locker room.

Davies led all scorers in the first half with 18 points and Haws added 12. BYU shot 48 percent from the field to Weber State’s 41 percent and 100 percent from the free-throw line (12-12) to Weber State’s 22 percent (2-9).

Davies struck first to open the scoring in the second half, putting the Cougars up 38-26. Following Davies' basket the Wildcats went on a 9-0 run with a two layups, a jumper and a three-point play to close the gap to 38-35.

BYU ended Weber’s streak with another basket from Davies. A few plays later, Carlino drove to the basket for his first score of the night and a 42-35 Cougar lead with 16:47 to go. The Wildcats cut BYU's lead to two with a pair of free throws and two jumpers. The Cougars' lead bounced back and forth between two and seven during the middle of the second half as both teams exchanged baskets.

Weber State once again closed the lead to two at 51-49 with a three and a layup. BYU struck back quickly with an 8-0 run that included two Haws free throws, a Cory Calvert three and fast-break layup from Raul Delgado. Following a Weber State free throw, Davies added back-to-back buckets and Calvert added a layup to give the Cougars their largest lead of the game at 65-50 with 6:01 remaining.

Haws scored nine points in the last 4:47 to help BYU maintain a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

BYU is back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. MST against Eastern New Mexico at the Marriott Center. The game will be televised on BYUtv and broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 12 Dec 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Cougars to play at Weber State on Saturday


Game notes: BYU at Weber State

BYU basketball will play at Weber State on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on BYUtv.

BYU Cougars (6-3, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 191-57 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Weber State Wildcats (4-2, 0-0 Big Sky)

  • Head Coach: Randy Rahe
  • Alma Mater: Buena Vista, 1981
  • Division I Career Record: 124-70 (7th)
  • Record at Weber State: Same

Game Information

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

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 27-10
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 94-66, 12/7/11
  • H/A/N: 19-0/8-10/0-0

Projected starters

Weber State Wildcats (6-2, 0-0 Pac 12)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
5 Jordan Richardson 6-1 G 8.7 1.8
4 Scott Bamforth 6-2 G/F 11.8 3.2
15 Davion Berry 6-4 G/F 12.5 3.5
13 Frank Otis 6-6 G 9.7 5.8
44 Kyle Tresnak 6-10 C 10.7 5.5
BYU Cougars (5-3, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
2 Craig Cusick 6-2 G 5.6 2.8
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 8.2 4.2
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 20.1 5.6
12 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 5.6 5.2
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 17.9 7.3

Player notes


  • Craig Cusick and Agustin Ambrosino made their first starts of the season against Cal State Northridge, replacing Matt Carlino and Josh Sharp in the starting five. For Cusick it was his fourth career start and for Ambrosino his first. Cusick has remained a starter while Sharp has returned to the lineup.
  • Josh Sharp had his best game as a Cougar against Montana, posting a season-high 13 points on 6 of 8 shooting and adding 8 rebounds.
  • Tyler Haws’s 32 points against Cal State Northridge are the most points by a BYU player since Jimmer Fredette scored 32 vs. Florida in the NCAA Tournament on March 24, 2011. The only other Cougar to score 30 or more since Fredette was Matt Carlino, who scored 30 at San Francisco last season on Feb. 16, 2012.
  • The Cougars played one of their best all-around games against Montana, posting a season-low seven turnovers and season highs of nine threes, .429 shooting from three and 27 free throw attempts. The 85 points, .517 shooting percentage and 11 steals were the second-best marks in their respective categories this season.
  • BYU defeated Utah despite shooting just 31.1 percent (19 of 61) from the field. The Cougars have shot 31.1 percent or worse 27 times since the 1960-61 season and won just three of those games. In addition to the Utah win, BYU defeated UC Santa Barbara 57-48 on Dec. 29, 1999 while shooting 29.6 percent (16 of 54) and Air Force 68-60 on Feb. 13, 1992 while shooting 30.4 percent (17 of 56).
  • Tyler Haws hit 10 of 10 from the free throw line vs. Utah, his second game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has three such games in his career, tied for the second-most in BYU history with Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Russell Larson and Kenneth Roberts. Jimmer Fredette holds the record for most games shooting perfect from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws with four. The record for most perfect free throw games in a season (minimum 10 attempts) is shared by Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95).

Rose vs. the state

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has compiled a record of 25-6 vs. instate opponents since taking over in 2005-06. He has the best winning percentage (.806) of any coach vs. instate teams during that time and the second-most wins (Utah State’s Stew Morrill is 26-8 vs. instate teams since 2005-06 for a .765 winning percentage). BYU plays at Weber State on Dec. 15 and host Utah State on Feb. 19.

Fast start for Tyler Haws

Tyler Haws opened 2012-13 with one of the best starts to a season in the history of BYU basketball. He started the season with six-straight 20-point games, the second best such streak in program history. Only Devin Durrant started a season with more consecutive 20-point games, seven in 1983-84. Haws’s streak ended when he scored 18 against Montana in the seventh game of the season. 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)
Tyler Haws Sophomore 2012-13 6 (22, 22, 23, 21, 32)
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)

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. Davies had maybe his most complete game against Montana with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks and 4 steals. Through nine games he is averaging 17.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 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). 

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 191-57 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.

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