2015-May-10 - basket and we had opportunitie
BYU falls at home to Pepperdine
PROVO While almost everything went right for BYU against Santa Clara and San
Francisco last weekend in the Bay Area, almost everything went wrong for the
Cougars against Pepperdine Thursday night at the Marriott Center.
In a game BYU trailed from start to finish, the Waves knocked off the
Cougars, 67 61, before a crowd of 15,852.
well as it went last weekend, it was difficult tonight," said coach Dave
Rose. "The ball wasn going in the basket and Pepperdine had a great plan. They
were staying on our shooters. We were having a hard time finishing with how
physical they were.
BYU (13 5, 3 2) missed a bunch of layups and turned the ball over too much
and struggled to get to the free throw line. And it didn't help that guard Kyle
Collinsworth, coming off his third triple double in a month, played while
battling the flu.
Pepperdine (10 5, 3 1) seemed to grab almost every loose ball and hit shots
when it needed Suede Boulima 160mm to and slowed down the Cougars explosive
Waves forward Stacy Davis finished with 23 points, including two clutch free
throws with 40 seconds left.
thought we be able to sneak one out at the end, but they made a couple more
plays than we did," Rose said. "Give Pepperdine all the credit in the world.
Their guards are good. Stacy Davis was a handful inside.
It a big blow for a BYU team with NCAA tournament hopes that can afford any
bad losses, especially at home. It equaled the Cougars lowest scoring game of
the season. BYU also scored 61 in a home loss to Utah.
Tyler Haws scored a game high 26 for BYU while Anson Winder finished with 16.
Haws, Winder and Chase Fischer (8) scored 50 of the Cougars' 61 points.
BYU shot 38 percent (24 of 63) from the field, and 23 percent (6 of 26) from
3 point range.
one of the best defensive 3 point guarding teams in the country and our
percentage showed that tonight," Rose said of the Waves. "Even the clean looks
we got, we couldn convert on those.
In the second half, Rose decided to shuffle his lineup, going with Corbin
Kaufusi to Black Suede Boulima 160mm guard Davis one on one while opting
to rest Collinsworth, who hit 1 of 8 shots from the field.
"Kyle gave us a good effort," Rose said.
Midway through the second half, after trailing by as many as 12, the Cougars
chipped away at the deficit. BYU enjoyed a 10 2 run capped by a steal and layup
by Haws to cut it to 54 51 with 5:18 remaining.
The Cougars trailed 60 59 with 1:02 remaining, but outside jumpers by Haws
and Winder failed to go down.
the stretch we didn convert like Brown Suede Boulima 160mm we would have liked to," Winder
said. "Stacy Davis, who a really good player, made White Suede Boulima 160mm crucial shots that kept them in
BYU didn attempt its first free throw until the 12:10 mark of the second
The Waves hit 10 of its first 14 shots, including 5 of 7 from 3 point
territory, to take an early 25 13 lead with 13:08 left in the first half.
Midway through the half, Pepperdine had knocked down 12 of its first 16
shots, including six of its first eight 3 pointers, to go up 30 18.
Meanwhile, BYU settled for a lot of outside shots in the first half.
The Cougars lead the nation in made free throws per game (20.4), but they
shot zero free throws in first half.
In fact, Pepperdine didn record its first foul personal foul until there were
less than three minutes remaining in the first half.
were pretty adamant with our guys to drive that thing in there and get a foul
called and get to the free throw line, Rose said. "They were staying on our
shooters so we had a lane to the basket and we had opportunities. Our guys are
pretty confident and always think the next one going in. Tonight, it didn
BYU finished 7 of 8 from the free throw line.
The officials lost control of the game late in the first half as things got
chippy between the players on both sides.
At intermission, the Waves had a 39 29 lead over BYU, marking the Cougars
lowest scoring half of the season.
TIP INS: In an experimental, and controversial, move, ESPN did not have
broadcasters calling the game at the Marriott Center. Instead, the ESPNU
broadcast featured broadcasters describing the action from an ESPN studio. In
the first half, Haws surpassed Michael Smith to move to No. 3 all time in
scoring at BYU. Smith scored 2,319 career points as a Cougar.