BYU's Rose gets 100th victory with rout of Hawaii

BYU's Rose gets 100th victory with rout of Hawaii

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HONOLULU -- The BYU men's basketball team cruised past Hawaii to get win number 100 for Head Coach Dave Rose Friday night, and did it in impressive fashion, winning 83-65.

The Cougars (3-0) broke the mold from the last two games and spread the ball around, with four different players scoring in double figures.

Rose has been experimenting with several different lineups during the early part of the season, and opted to start freshman Tyler Haws for the first time in regular season play.


Haws made the most of his opportunity, scoring 12 points, making four of his nine shot attempts in 25 minutes of play.

Jonathan Tavernari, who started the season making only seven of his first 30 shots, netted 17 points on 7 of 14 shooting, adding five rebounds, an assist and two steals.

Tavernari told KSL Newsradio his teammates did a good job of penetrating the defense and finding him for the open shot. The Brazil native said his teammates did a good job of that Tuesday night as well, but this time he was able to knock down the open shots. Tavernari was also quick to give praise to the bench players.

"This team is as good as it gets," he told KSL Newsradio, noting that the lead increased at one point in the first half with the bench players in the game and starters on the bench. "With this kind of depth, it's a beautiful thing."

Rose said he was pleased with the way his senior played.

"I'm really proud of him because he really played within himself and showed maturity," Rose told KSL Newsradio. "It's hard to come out of a slump, and I was proud of how he did it today, because he was patient."

The Cougars were led in scoring once again by MWC preseason player of the year, Jimmer Fredette, who finished the game with 20 points, and finishing two assists shy of a double-double with eight.

Rose said he was mostly pleased with what Fredette did aside from his scoring.

"Tonight I believe was one of his best (nights) because he had eight assists. He shared the ball well and got everyone involved," Rose said.

Jackson Emery was the fourth Cougar in double figures. It was a typical performance for Emery who filled the stat sheet with 11 points, six rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block.

Rose and his team have been looking forward to their trip to Hawaii, and he said it was about more than just basketball.

"This was a real important trip for us," Rose said. "We wanted to use it as a trip where we could bring our team together."

Hiram Thompson, the brother of Brett Thompson, a wide receiver for the BYU football team, filled the stat sheet for the Warriors in the loss, finishing with 15 points, five assists and six rebounds. The Warriors' leading scorer entering Friday's game, Dwain Williams, was held scoreless in 26 minutes of play.

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