Pepperdine University
Jan 10 | 07:00 PM
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Brigham Young University
Marriott Center

500 E University Parkway Provo UT 84604

JMorris | Posted: 10 Jan 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars use second half surge to defeat Pepperdine


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PROVO, Utah – BYU outscored Pepperdine 46-16 in the second half to overcome a five-point halftime deficit and earn a 76-51 win at the Marriott Center on Thursday night.

With the win, BYU improves its record to 13-4 overall and 3-0 in the WCC while Pepperdine falls to 9-7 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

“They spread us out and (Jordan) Baker had a great first half, but the second half we were better," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "I thought we were a lot more active defensively. We contested passes. We contested shots and dribbles. After the first few minutes, we were finally able to find a way to score. Big win, and I look forward to our game on Saturday.”

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Tyler Haws led the way for the Cougars with 24 points – his 11th game of the season scoring 20 points or more. Brandon Davies finished with 19 points and nine rebounds while Matt Carlino grabbed 13 points and was 3 for 4 from the three-point line.

BYU shot only 28.1 percent in the first half, but improved to 58.1 percent in the second half to beat the Waves. The Cougars also had 13 steals to Pepperdine’s three and outscored Pepperdine 16-0 in fast break points.

Pepperdine got on the board first at 19:02 with a short jumper, but BYU quickly answered on a Carlino 3-pointer.

At 17:42, Davies lit up the Marriott Center on a fast break dunk and then Zylstra scored after a Davies offensive rebound to bring the score to 8-4.

The Waves went on a 7-0 run five minutes into the half to grab the 13-10 lead. Anson Winder ended the three-minute scoring draught for the Cougars after stealing the ball and finishing an easy layup.

At 10:46, Davies hit one of two free throws to bring the score to its first tie of the half at 13. Offense stayed quiet on both sides of the court until the 8:04 mark when Haws hit two more free throws to give BYU the two-point lead.

Pepperdine quickly answered with a 3-point shot on its next possession and then forced a Cougar turnover to head into the TV timeout up by one. Out of the timeout, the Waves converted on two free throws and another shot from the arc to grab their biggest lead of the night at 21-17.

Haws hit his first field goal of the night at 6:17 to cut the Wave lead to four, but Pepperdine grabbed seven more points to lead 28-19.

Haws picked up some momentum for the Cougars in the next minute and a half and scored seven points, including BYU’s second 3-pointer, to cut Pepperdine’s lead to four.

With a minute left, Pepperdine extended its lead to nine on a short jumper. Davies hit two more free throws on BYU’s next possession and then Zylstra took a charge to give BYU the ball with 8.6 seconds left before the half. With only a second remaining, Davies followed a miss at the rim with his second dunk of the night to cut the Wave lead to 35-30 heading into the half.

Both teams failed to score two minutes into the second half, but at 17:24 Pepperdine scored and BYU answered to make the score to 37-32. Haws was then fouled on a jumper and completed the three-point play to cut the Wave lead to two.  

At 14:10, Carlino sunk his second 3-point shot of the night for a 40-39 BYU lead, its first lead since being ahead 15-13 with eight minutes left in the first half.

The Cougars turned their run into 12-straight points and took a seven-point lead before Pepperdine was able to answer. BYU added another 6-0 run to grab the first double-digit point lead of the night at 52-40.

At the 7:33 mark, Haws hit a jumper from the corner to grab 20 points. BYU maintained its double-digit lead throughout the rest of the second half.

With three minutes remaining, Carlino hit another shot from the top of the arc to give BYU a 21-point lead. A minute later, Agustin Ambrosino sunk another 3-point shot for the Cougars for his first field goal of the night.

BYU continued the run to take the 76-51 victory.

The Cougars will play next on Saturday at Santa Clara at 1:30 p.m. PST. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports and Root Sports and broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 8 Jan 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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WCC matchup with Pepperdine on Thursday


Game notes: BYU vs. Pepperdine

BYU basketball returns to the Marriott Center to host Pepperdine in a West Coast Conference matchup. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. MST will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on BYUtv.

BYU Cougars (12-4, 2-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 197-58 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Pepperdine Waves (9-6, 1-1 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Marty Wilson
  • Alma Mater: Pepperdine, 1989
  • Division I Career Record: 19-25 (2nd)
  • Record at Pepperdine: Same

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst)
  • 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: 6-4
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 86-48, 2/11/12
  • H/A/N: 4-1/2-1/0-2

Projected starters

Pepperdine Waves (9-6, 1-1 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
5 Stacy Davis 6-6 F 11.3 7.2
45 Jett Raines 6-7 F 7.7 4.1
55 Jan Maehlen 7-0 C 1.7 1.7
1 Jordan Baker 6-4 G 10.1 4.9
23 Caleb Willis 6-2 G 5.9 3.8
BYU Cougars (12-4, 2-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 9.0 3.3
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 6.9 3.8
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 20.9 5.3
12 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 5.1 5.2
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 18.7 7.6

Player notes

  • BYU won at San Francisco on Jan. 5 despite being out-shot from the field (.492 to .500), free throw line (.550 to .600) and from downtown (.389 to .458). The Cougars also overcame foul trouble from Brandon Davies, who fouled out with season lows of 6 points and 17 minutes.
  • BYU played its best defensive game of the season against LMU, limiting the Lions to 51 points and 30.8 percent shooting — both season bests for the Cougars. The first half was BYU’s best defensive half as the Cougars limited LMU to 20 points and 23.5 percent shooting. BYU’s 57 second half points are the most scored by the Cougars in a half all season, one more than the 56 scored against Virginia Tech in the first half.
  • BYU’s 10 3-pointers against LMU tied a season high set against Eastern New Mexico. Matt Carlino hit 4 of 8 to lead the way and Tyler Haws and Craig Cusick added two apiece while Raul Delgado and Agustin Ambrosino each hit from downtown. The Cougars hit 10 of 23 for a season-best 43.5 percent.
  • The Cougars scored 90-plus in consecutive games (97 vs. Virginia Tech and 92 vs. LMU) for the first time since scoring 92 and 90 against Longwood and Prairie View A&M to open the 2011-12 season. BYU has scored 80-plus in four-straight games for the first time since Dec. 23, 2010 to Jan. 5, 2011. The last time the Cougars scored 80-plus in five-straight games was Feb. 13 to Feb. 27, 2010.
  • 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’s big day

On Dec. 29, Tyler Haws scored a career-high 42 points against Virginia Tech as he hit 14 of 25 from the field, 6 of 8 from three and 8 of 9 from the free throw line. See below for some of the records Haws set in his breakout game:
  • Most points scored by a BYU sophomore
  • Tied for eighth-most points scored by an individual in BYU history
  • Most points scored by a BYU player not named Jimmer Fredette since 1961 (Bob Skousen, 47 vs. UCLA)
  • Most points scored by an individual in NCAA Division I men’s basketball this season
  • Gives BYU a father-son duo in the 40-point club (Haws’s father Marty scored 40 vs. Siena in 1989)

Haws the closer

Tyler Haws has played some of his best basketball in the final five minutes of games this season. Against Cal State Northridge, BYU trailed 74-73 with less than four minutes remaining. Haws hit a jumper with 3:44 to go to give BYU the lead and had 10 of the Cougars’ final 14 points to help secure the 87-75 win. Against Utah, BYU trailed 58-56 before Haws completed a three-point play with 2:47 to go. He added two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to secure the 61-58 win. After struggling from the field the first 35 minutes at Weber State, Haws scored nine points in the last five minutes on 3 of 3 shooting from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. For the season, Haws is 15 of 18 from the field, 2 of 3 from three and 13 of 15 from the free throw line in the last five minutes of games.

Davies does it all

Brandon Davies has stuffed the stat sheet this season, averaging 18.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals through 16 games. Last season he became the second Cougar in program 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 197-58 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.773). 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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