PROVO — BYU is getting used to these late tipoffs.

The Cougars find themselves in a stretch where they are playing at 9 p.m. MST in three of four games.

Last Saturday’s contest against Saint Mary’s and Thursday’s game against Santa Clara both tipped off at 9 p.m. The Cougars visit Pacific next Thursday for a 9 p.m. showdown.

“Last week probably wasn’t as tough as this week because we (had) a late game on Thursday, then a game on Saturday," said coach Dave Rose. "Last week we played a late Saturday game, but we had Sunday off.”

How do the late starts affect the way Rose gets his team ready to play?

For late games, Rose pushes back game-day shootarounds accordingly.

“It’s actually probably better,” Rose said. “Instead of a 1:15 shootaround, we have a 3:15 shootaround. Most of the guys have class at 1 p.m.”

MILESTONE GAME: Thursday night’s game against Santa Clara marked Rose’s 300th as BYU's head coach. He was aiming for his 225th victory.

NOTES: Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attended Thursday's game. … BYU freshman Luke Worthington tied his career high in the first half with four points. … Tyler Haws moved past former Cougar Brandon Davies for eighth all-time in free throws made. Haws had 458 while Davies had 456. … Haws has scored in double figures in 38 straight games — the seventh-longest all-time streak at BYU. That broke a tie with Bernie Fryer.