BYU basketball report card: Cougars miss free throws, big opportunity vs. No. 13 Oregon

Published: Sunday, Dec. 22 2013 4:58 p.m. MST

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Tyler Haws was brilliant scoring the basketball in making 13-of-21 field goals and all five of his free throws. Haws, however, did not do much else. Anytime a player finishes with more combined turnovers and fouls than rebounds, assists, steals and blocks his overall game is leaving something to be desired.

Matt Carlino shot under 30 percent from the field (5-of-17). He played hard, pulling down 11 rebounds and coming up with two steals and four assists. He also had three turnovers, which for Carlino is a number fans can live with.

Skyler Halford provided a big spark off the bench with 12 points on only six field-goal attempts in just 14 minutes. Kyle Collinsworth and Frank Bartley IV were below average in the game.

The Cougars' perimeter defense was improved, despite giving up 100 points. Oregon shot just under 41 percent and the Cougars held Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd to four points with all coming from the foul line.

Grade: B-
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Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

Succinct and on target.

Collinsworth is learning to drive and gaining value. Too bad Luke W has disappeared. Many of us had hopes for him! He seems to be "the second coming of Derek Dawes" (another BYU big man who never contributed much).

The good news is that BYU held the Oregon inside players in check most of the game. They continue to struggle with quick guards and keep allowing opponents' guards to have career games against them!

Rebounding was solid. Austin adds value there -- but so did Carlino, Collinsworth, and Mika to a degree!

I am hopeful that the team will learn from its tough losses. Time will tell!

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