BYU men's basketball: Tyler Haws' 42-point performance lifts Cougars to easy win over Virginia Tech

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    Jan. 1, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    CFIT, way to take a sarcastic remark completely serious. My point was, teams like Iowa State and Utah have shown that BYU's offense is not that potent when Haws and Davies are taken off their game. Why other teams would not even try to attempt to do the same is beyond me.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Dec. 30, 2012 9:12 p.m.

    The freshman from Colorado is pretty smooth, especially for his age. He will be a good one. Great to see Sharp make the monster dunk - maybe this will ignite him to be even more aggressive. Carlino had a good game for a nice change. Some of the subs got some quality playing time. Zylstra needs to step it up now.

    BYU should be ready now for conference play. Will be there on Saturday v. USF. Go Cougars!!!

  • sls Columbia, MO
    Dec. 30, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    Hawes really took over for Hartsock. Now we just need one more guy to step up and BYU will be as good as they were last year, or maybe even better.

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    Dec. 30, 2012 10:02 a.m.

    Wow, a 42 point game as a sophomore! Can't wait for more Tyler Haws in the coming years! Jabari Who??

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 30, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    re: StGtoSLC - That's brilliant. U should consider coaching for a career. I'm sure VT's coach never even thought to look at film. You may want to call LMU's coach also and share your idea with him. You may be on to something that could totally revolutionnize the game.

    Haws was spectacular. He is learning to do more without the ball to get open shots. Can you imagine how effective he will be next year with Kyle Collinworth back from his mission, to take some of the defensive pressure off him. By the time his career is over, Tyler will challenge Jimmer for most points scored by a Cougar.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Dec. 30, 2012 5:58 a.m.

    Awesome game Cougs, and kudos to that Haws kid! He was simply magnificent to watch! It's the kind of win that makes my heart jolly happy before heading out to church this morning. And heck, it's exactly the kind of national exposure we need, crave, and want, and boy does it feel good! I love it. Now let's hope the momentum carries on toward conference play starting next week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they'll show up well against the top dogs of the WCC, especially the conference perennial alpha dog, Gonzaga. I can't wait!

    Go Cougs!!!

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Dec. 29, 2012 11:08 p.m.

    Great win over a nationally recognizable team. Can't ask for a much better game prior to entering conference play. Perhaps this years team can make the Big Dance. Impressive that Haws scored 13 points in the second half, even with VT's defense focused on shutting him down.

  • cal cougar camarillo, CA
    Dec. 29, 2012 11:03 p.m.


    What a difference between the last game. Shot selection went from a grade C to a A-. I have been watching these games this year, and this was the best performance of the year with shot selection. There were a few 3 pointers put up by cold shooters, bad choice. Carlino over penetrated a few times, but mixed in some jump shots(great). I am very impressed with Nate Austin's choice of shots. Haws is flawless(almost). So is Brandon. Zylstra needs help(coaching).

    A few too many offensive rebounds allowed, but not bad. Grade B on that.

    A few too many turnovers, but not bad. Grade B on that.

    Defense, as always very good.

    My congratulations to Dave Rose, all the coaches and the team on a game well played.

    If BYU can perform like this, they can beat anybody. I have hope for the Tourney after watching this.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Dec. 29, 2012 9:08 p.m.

    The awesome thing about Sharps dunk is that he was running back to get on D! Haws and other teamates had to turn him around to shoot his free throw. Awesome!

  • Gregorio Norco, CA
    Dec. 29, 2012 8:27 p.m.

    Great D cougs and southern cal is feeling you to win many conference games with team ball. Prepare well and we"ll rise and shout often this new year. Thanks for playing great on national TV for your fans and future recruits.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 29, 2012 7:44 p.m.

    Congratulations to Tyler Haws! Great game. We've missed you. Glad your game is on. This is a great win and confidence booster before the conference play in the WCC.

    Go Cougars!

    Dec. 29, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    Wow. Good accomplishment for BYU, but has VT ever heard of game film? Haws is one of the best scorers in the country when you let him do what he wants, but the team is much more beatable with pressure on him and an early double team on Davies.