Northern Arizona University
Dec 27 | 07:00 PM
54 - 84
Brigham Young University
Marriott Center

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rachelhawks | Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU vs. Northern Arizona postgame notes and quotes


Player Notes

  • Brandon Davies threw down three dunks during the game, the first coming with 11:40 left in the first half, the second with 3:06 in the first half and third with 12:30 left in the second half. He now has 12 this season and 70 in his career.
  • Davies finished the first half with 18 points to tie his best first half score of the season. He also had 18 points in the first half against Weber State.
  • Davies reached double figures in points at 11:11 in the first half on a jumper assisted by Haws. He finished with 27 points, shooting 13 of 16 (81.3 percent) from the field, his second straight game with more than 20 points and third in the last four games.
  • Davies recorded a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds on the night, his second-straight double-double and fourth this season. He also had three steals.
  • A 3-pointer by Tyler Haws with 8:30 on the clock in the first half put the sophomore guard in double digits for points. He finished with 15 points shooting 50 percent.
  • Raul Delgado also reached double figures in points with a career-high 11, shooting 4 of 6 including three 3-pointers, also a career high.
  • Matt Carlino dished out six assists to lead the Cougars.

Team Notes

  • Matt Carlino, Tyler Haws, Josh Sharp, Brock Zylstra and Brandon Davies started against the Lumberjacks. It was Dave Rose’s sixth time using that starting lineup this season. The last time he used that lineup was against UTSA.
  • BYU’s halftime score of 48 ties the Cougars’ best halftime score this season. They also had 48 at the half against UT San Antonio on Nov. 21, leading 48-28.
  • The Cougars had their largest halftime lead Thursday night, leading the Lumberjacks 48-23.
  • Northern Arizona’s 54 points were the least amount of points BYU has given up this season. Previously the lowest amount was 58 vs. Utah.
  • BYU had 40 points in the paint to Northern Arizona’s 18. The Cougar bench also outscored the Lumberjack bench 28-19.
  • BYU had 18 points off of 24 Lumberjack turnovers.

Game Trends

  • BYU took an 8-0 run from 16:34 to 15:00 in the first half, taking a 12-6 lead.
  • The Cougars collected a double-figure lead with a free throw from Haws, bringing the score to 23-13. The free throw was part of an 18-0 BYU run from 13:29 to 7:56 in the first half that extended the Cougar lead to 32-13.
  • BYU led by 25 (48-23) going into halftime, the team’s largest lead of the game to that point.
  • BYU recorded a 13-0 run in the second half from 13:38 to 10:16 to make it 78-40, including back-to-back treys by Raul Delgado.
  • The Cougars finished the game ahead 84-54.


BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

“I thought this was a good defensive effort. Our guys guarded well, followed our game plan and didn’t give them any second chance points, especially in the first half. We saw contributions from a lot of players.

"We’ve improved in the last couple of weeks and that’s a good sign. This is a good win and now we turnaround and focus on our next opponent.

"Brandon had a very good game for us tonight. We got good contributions from our bench, which is key to playing consistently for an entire game. A lot of guys got extended minutes, got comfortable and contributed. It was a good effort from the bench. All the minutes they got are good for their confidence.”


Kyle Chilton | Posted: 26 Dec 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

Cougars to host Lumberjacks on Thursday


Game notes: BYU vs. Northern Arizona

BYU basketball will host Northern Arizona on Thursday 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 (8-4, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 193-58 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-7, 0-0 Big Sky)

  • Head Coach: Jack Murphy
  • Alma Mater: Arizona, 2002
  • Division I Career Record: 4-7 (1st)
  • Record at NAU: 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: Series tied 1-1
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 87-52, 11/30/11
  • H/A/N: 0-0/0-1/1-0

Projected starters

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-7, 0-0 Big Sky)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
20 Gaellan Bewernick 6-6 F 6.4 5.4
33 Max Jacobsen 6-8 F 7.9 5.0
11 Gabe Rogers 6-2 G 15.1 2.4
12 DeWayne Russell 5-11 G 16.4 3.5
21 Stallon Saldivar 6-0 G 5.8 4.5
BYU Cougars (8-4, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 7.2 2.9
2 Craig Cusick 6-2 G 5.0 3.1
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 19.7 5.4
33 Nate Austin 6-11 F 3.9 3.9
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 19.8 8.1

Player notes

  • BYU posted a season-high 27 assists on 38 made baskets in a 95-62 win against Eastern New Mexico. Six different players recorded at least three assists against the Greyhounds. The 27 dimes are the most by the Cougars since recording the same number last season against San Francisco on Jan. 7, 2012. BYU had 29 assists against Buffalo last season on Dec. 20, 2011.
  • 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. Weber State, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has four such games in his career, tied for the most in BYU history with Jimmer Fredette. Haws is tied with Russell Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95) for most perfect days from the line (minimum of 10 attempts) in a season with three. Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Larson and Roberts are tied for second on the career list with three.

Haws the closer

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.

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 12 games he is averaging 19.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.8 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 193-58 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.769). 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.