BYU Report: BYU vs. Sacramento St.

BYU Report: BYU vs. Sacramento St.

Post by John Sn » Sun, 28 Feb 1993 01:49:47

BYU Report: BYU vs. Sacramento St.  Thursday, February 25, 1993

FINAL SCORE: BYU 128, Sacramento St. 78

It was "Senior Night" at the Marriot Center Thursday as BYU's five
seniors played their final home game against non-conference opponent
Sacramento St. To honor the seniors, Coach Reid started all five of
them resulting in probably the biggest starting lineup BYU has ever
fielded.

Center -  David Astle           6'9"
Forward - Gary Trost            6'10"
Forward - Jared Miller          6'8"
Guard -   Kevin Nixon           6'8"
Guard -   Nick Sanderson        6'4"

For Astle, it was his first career start and he responded by getting
career highs for points and rebounds, 15 and 10 respectively. For
Sanderson and Nixon, it was a chance to relax and get the shooting
touch back before the big game on Saturday. Both of them shot 3 of 4
three-pointers - Nixon's being LONG threes.

BYU quickly jumped out to a 15 point lead over the 3 and 23 Hornets
from Sacramento St. The Cougars maintained that margin for most of a
very fast paced first half, taking a 62-48 lead into the locker room.

To start the second half, Coach Reid returned to his normal starting
lineup who jumped all over the hapless Hornets. Halfway through the
second half the Cougars reached the century mark and had a forty-point
lead over the Hornets. The remaining e***ment in the game would be
whether the Cougars could break the school record for scoring which
was 123, achieved twice, the last time in the Ainge era against San
Diego St. in 1980. The scoring record was broken as the Cougars
finished with a 50-point victory at 128-78.

The fifty-point *** wasn't Sacramento's worst of the year,
Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated them by 52-points earlier in the year.
Utah beat Sacramento St. 78-45 in early December.

What did this game do for the Cougar's in their preparation for
Saturday night's showdown with the Utes? After the game, most of the
players and coaches agreed that it was positive thing because it broke
up the usual routine of practice and gave the players a chance to
relax and have some fun. I think that Nixon and Sanderson benefitted
by regaining their confidence in their shot.

Gary Trost, who has been the money guy for the Cougars the last three
weeks, scored just 6 points in this one and was out-scored and
out-rebounded by Astle. After the game, Trost joked that Astle was
BYU's secret weapon they've been saving for Utah. He said that he was
planning on getting into foul trouble early against Utah so that the
"secret weapon" could get into the game.

GAME SUMMARY

Sac. St.        FG      FT      R       A       PF      TP
Morris          6-11    1-3     6       0       5       13
Stewart         1-6     0-0     5       0       3       2
Wallace         3-7     0-0     4       2       4       7
Edwards         5-9     0-1     2       3       3       11
Davis           6-14    2-4     3       0       3       15
Williams        1-6     0-2     1       0       1       3
Whitlock        2-4     0-0     0       0       3       4
Colter          9-19    4-4     5       6       2       22
Brown           0-0     0-0     0       0       1       0
Evans           0-1     1-2     2       2       3       1
TOTALS          33-77   8-16    28      13      28      78

BYU             FG      FT      R       A       PF      TP
Nixon           3-4     2-2     2       3       0       11
Miller          8-10    1-2     3       1       1       17
Trost           2-8     2-3     8       3       1       6
Astle           5-8     5-6     10      1       4       15
Sanderson       6-10    5-5     2       2       2       20
Christensen     1-3     4-4     0       2       0       6
Larson          6-6     2-2     4       2       2       14
Reid            4-5     4-4     0       4       1       13
Lindquist       0-1     0-0     1       0       0       0
Cuff            1-2     0-0     2       5       2       3
Durrant         3-4     2-3     6       2       2       8
Knight          4-5     1-1     2       1       1       9
Fish            2-4     2-2     6       2       0       6
TOTALS          45-70   30-34   50      28      16      128

Halftime score - BYU 62, Sacramento St. 48.

Shooting percentages - Field goals: Sacramento St. 42.9, BYU 64.3.
                       Free throws: Sacramento St. 50.0, BYU 88.2.

3-point shooting - Sacremento St. 4-17 (Edwards 1-1, Walloace 1-4,
Williams 1-3, Davis 1-8), BYU 8-15 (Cuff 1-1, Nixon 3-4, Sanderson
3-4, Reid 1-2).

Steals - Sacremento St. 10 (five players with 2), BYU 13 (Larson 3).

Blocked shots - Sacramento St. 1 (Evans), BYU 2 (Miller, Sanderson).

Turnovers - Sacramento St. 17 (Edwards 6), BYU 19 (Reid 3).

Attendance - 19.826 (paid).

THE BIG GAME

Saturday night, BYU travels up the road to Salt Lake to take on the
Utes. The Utes beat BYU by 1 point on a buzzer beater 54-53 in Provo
in early January. The Cougars would like to return the favor and claim
the lead in the WAC title race. The game will be seen on ESPN at
10:00pm MST.

THE REST OF THE WAC

UTEP 68, Air Force 46
San Diego St. 64, Wyoming 62

This was San Diego St.'s first win over a WAC team other than Air
Force since 1991!

1992-93 Schedule

Nov. 21         Slovenian National Team (exhib) Provo  (BYU 98-46)
Nov. 25         Athletes In Action      (exhib) Provo  (BYU 90-70)
Dec. 1          Arizona State                   Provo  (BYU 108-98)
Dec. 4          Utah State                      Logan  (BYU 93-83)
Dec. 8          Weber State                     Ogden  (Weber 83-77 OT)
Dec. 11         Cougar Classic                  Provo  
                  Southern Utah vs. BYU                (BYU 108-62)
Dec. 12           BYU vs. Georgia                      (BYU 74-64)
Dec. 18         Utah State                      Provo  (BYU 89-65)
Dec. 21         Maui Invitational               Lahaina, HI
                  BYU vs. Oklahoma                     (BYU 76-75)
Dec. 22           Memphis State                        (BYU 73-67 OT)
Dec. 23           Duke                                 (Duke 89-66)
Dec. 28         Far West Classic                Portland, OR
                  BYU vs. Oregon                       (Oregon 76-70)
Dec. 29           BYU vs. Oregon St.                   (OSU 93-79)
Jan. 2          UTEP                            Provo  (BYU 79-73)
Jan. 4          New Mexico                      Provo  (BYU 70-56)
Jan. 9          Utah                            Provo  (Utah 54-53)
Jan. 14         Fresno State                    Fresno (BYU 72-57)
Jan. 16         Air Force                       CoSprng(BYU 103-68)
Jan. 21         San Diego State                 Provo  (BYU 76-64)
Jan. 23         Hawaii                          Provo  (BYU 84-80 OT)
Jan. 28         Colorado State                  FtCollins(BYU 70-63)
Jan. 30         Wyoming                         Laramie(BYU 77-64)
Feb. 4          Colorado State                  Provo  (BYU 81-57)
Feb. 6          Wyoming                         Provo  (BYU 75-62)
Feb. 11         Hawaii                          Honolulu(BYU 62-56)
Feb. 13         San Diego State                 San Diego(BYU 80-73)
Feb. 18         Fresno State                    Provo  (BYU 90-74)
Feb. 20         Air Force                       Provo  (BYU 98-75)
Feb. 25         Sacramento State                Provo  (BYU 128-78)
Feb. 27         Utah                            Salt Lake City
Mar. 4          UTEP                            El Paso
Mar. 6          New Mexico                      Albuquerque
Mar. 10-13      WAC Tournament                  Salt Lake City

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