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BYU basketball report card: No Haws magic this time as Cougars fall to No. 12 Wichita State

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013 2:09 p.m. MST

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Matt Carlino was brilliant in the first half again, scoring half of BYU’s points and draining 7-of-11 shots. In the second half, he was 0-for-8 and lost the presence and control he had the first 20 minutes. It is essential for BYU that he learns to remain focused and intense even when he is not scoring.

Haws was a no-show in the first half again, going 0-for-4 with one rebound and no other positive stats. He finished 3-for-15 with three rebounds and one assist. Rose seems to be taking the Jimmer Fredette no-defense approach with Haws as well. The Cougars need more all-around game from their best player.

Kyle Collinsworth once again hustled on the boards, pulling down nine desperately needed rebounds, but he did not perform well in any other area. Frank Bartley IV continued to look confident and capable, but had an off-night with his jumpshot, going 3-for-8 and 1-for-5 on threes.

BYU’s big three of Haws, Carlino and Collinsworth combined to shoot 12-for-40 from the field, missed six free throws and had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 6-9. The Cougs will struggle with that kind of production from their best players. If not for Carlino’s monster first half, this grade would be a generous D.

Grade: C-
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wallyball
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Nate,
I think your analysis is right on the money. 7 assists, poor free throw shooting, forced shots and a marginal zone defense all contributed to the loss. How do we know BYU isn't athletic enough to play man to man? It can't be too much worse than that zone. Teams aren't missing shots because they are closely contested, they're just missing open shots. We can't hope for that to continue all year.

KSUBYU
Las Vegas, NV

Lets not get too excited about this game and its overall outcome. BYU has played 7 games, they start a newly returned missionary, a true freshman and the bench is young for the most part. Let them get some time in and when the WCC begins I think you will see a superior team and a top 20 ranking by seasons end.

SHOCKERFAN
MARION, KS

The analysis and comments are similar to what we heard last spring during our tourny run. Teams said they played their worst game of the year. It was due to in large part to our defense. Specifically, Tekele Cotton covered Haws during the first half and Carlino in the second. Their production is reflected in his smothering effort. He is our MVP. Good luck the rest of the year. Maybe we meet in March Madness.

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