Haws scores career-high 30 points to lift BYU past Portland State 85-66

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  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Dec. 13, 2018 8:57 p.m.

    Portland State had 28 offensive boards! 28!
    It’s a good thing they were lousy shooters because they had second chance shots just about every trip down the floor.

    I would really like to see BYU take a lesson from PSU where everyone attacks the boards on both ends of the court.

    Haws finally found his range but the rest of the team are really lousy 3 point shooters, even with wide open shots. That is a HUGE problem playing in the WCC. Rose needs to quit giving EVERYONE free license to shoot 3’s or focus more on a finesse type of game.

    If your offense revolves around 3’s, and you’re a poor 3-pt shooting team, you’re in for an ugly season. To be competitive this year in conference plaY, Rose and BYU must find other ways to score,... like crashing the boards and creating more 2nd Chance points.

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    Dec. 13, 2018 12:44 p.m.

    BYU isn't holding up their end of the bargain on scheduling, and no, there is nothing impressive about beating Utah.

    In the WCC they are 4th from the bottom in SOS. 6 teams, although not hard to do, had a stronger nonconference schedule in a conference that is ranked 7th.

  • My Rash is Red ,
    Dec. 13, 2018 12:35 p.m.

    @THEREALND - Mishawaka, IN
    Dec. 13, 2018 4:56 a.m.

    "BYU has the 274th toughest SOS, and just beat the 233rd ranked team in the country. Gonzaga is not impressed."

    We spanked Utah. I don't think that was very impressive either. But a win is a win.

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    Dec. 13, 2018 12:16 p.m.

    "The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward."

    So, a #59 BPI isn't hard to achieve if you play weaker opponents. It's merely a predictor of how you will do against the teams remaining on your schedule.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Dec. 13, 2018 11:02 a.m.

    BYU’s (#59 BPI) SOS will improve as they play #129 UNLV, #29 Miss St, and #70 SDSU in their last three non-WCC games.

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    Dec. 13, 2018 4:56 a.m.

    "Playing fewer league games will allow teams such as Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and BYU to play two more higher-rated opponents in their non-conference schedule."

    BYU has the 274th toughest SOS, and just beat the 233rd ranked team in the country. Gonzaga is not impressed.

  • cal cougar camarillo, CA
    Dec. 13, 2018 12:13 a.m.

    If we turned the ball over more because of a larger lineup , we wouldn't have given up so many points off offensive rebounds. Did not like small ball against them. But BYU is much better than Portland and we still got a nice victory. Always better to play your game and impose your team on them with minor adjustments.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    Dec. 13, 2018 12:00 a.m.

    I watched the game and without Haws and Childs, BYU would have been spanked. I don't know what the problem is, but the rebounding was poor, the shooting was poor (even with hide open shots). In the first half PSU was so quick that it made most of BYU's players look like they were playing in molasses. It looked like just about everybody was rushing their shots. Oh, and Haws may need to practice his dunk shots more (hahaha). All in all, BYU was able to respond every time PSU made a run, so that was good. I did like the defense on BooBoo Woods though.

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    Dec. 12, 2018 11:19 p.m.

    Haws and Seljaas have surprised in stepping up their game lately. The insertion of Harding and tonight of Bergeson is also surprising as Coach Rose has seemed to be more in tune to who is actually producing in the games. Worthington is also playing better as he comes off the bench. So congratulations to the team on the win and to the Coach on better coaching. Love to see the progress continue.