BYU basketball: Hot-shooting Florida State sprints past BYU at Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Published: Saturday, Nov. 17 2012 12:35 a.m. MST

When Davies returned to the floor with 9:31 remaining in the first half, he scored six straight points to pull BYU to within three, 31-28. Davies ended up scoring 19 points in 21 minutes of action.

The Cougars tied the score at 34 with four minutes left in the half, but Florida State finished with a flurry, going on a 10-2 burst, including a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer.

"That little run at the end of the first half, we'll probably kick ourselves a little bit," Rose said.

In the second half, FSU's 3-point shooting barrage continued. Meanwhile, Davies picked up his third and fourth fouls within 26 seconds of each other.

With nine minutes remaining, the Cougars trailed by 27 points.

BYU whittled the deficit to 14, at 84-70, with two minutes left, but it couldn't get any closer.

"We fought back. We showed signs of aggression," Davies said. "But the bottom line is we lost."

There were positive things that the Cougars can take from the setback, according to Rose.

"The fact that Tyler was able to make positive offensive plays for us is a real plus," he said. "We need to find more consistency in our offensive game. As inconsistent as our offensive game was, we're a lot better defensive team than that. They kind of exposed us. … We need to do a way better job defensively."

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