BYU Report: BYU vs. Hawaii

BYU Report: BYU vs. Hawaii

Post by John Sn » Wed, 27 Jan 1993 03:37:31


BYU Report: BYU vs. Hawaii  January 23, 1993

Final Score: BYU 84, Hawaii 80 in overtime

The Hawaii Rainbows came to Provo Saturday night. Like the game before
against the San Diego St. Aztecs, this game pitted a struggling Hawaii
team (1-5 in the WAC and 5-9 overall) against a BYU team that seems to
want to play to the level of the competition.

This game started out very slowly. BYU jumped out to a 8-0 lead while
it took Hawaii three and a half minutes to score their first basket
which was a 3-pointer.  It took Hawaii another 3 and a half minutes to
score their next basket which also was a 3-pointer. At that point the
score was 10-6. At the 10:00 mark in the first half, Hawaii took a one
point lead at 13-12. A few minutes later, the scoring heated up as
Nixon started trading 3-pointers with the Rainbows. BYU claimed a slim
2 point halftime lead at 35-33.

Both teams started slowly again in the second half with no scoring in
the first two minutes. Larson finally got three points for the Cougars
the old fashioned way then Sanderson hit a 3 to give BYU a 41-33 lead
which they stretched to an 11 point lead at 46-35.

BYU then started having problems offensively and the Rainbows came
creeping back into the game. At the 10:00 mark, Hawaii was within 3
points at 53-50. At that point, Jared Miller picked up his 4th and 5th
personal fouls withing two seconds of each other. The result was 3
points from the free throw line for the Rainbows and a tie ball game.

Hawaii claimed their first lead of the second half about a minute
later at 56-55. They stretched the lead to as much as 5 points at
67-62 and again at 69-64 at the four minute mark. Most of Hawaii's
success in the second half was coming off the bench in the form of
Trevor Ruffin. Randy Reid was having trouble staying with Ruffin and
Ruffin was taking advantage by pumping in shots left and right. At the
4:00 mark, Coach Reid pulled son Randy and replaced him with Kurt
Christensen to try to apply some more defensive pressure Ruffin. It
seemed to work as Ruffin started to miss a few and BYU pulled
themselves back into the ball game.

BYU was within one point at 71-70 with two minutes left. Hawaii ran 35
seconds off the clock then traveled with the ball. At the other end,
Sanderson was stripped of the ball as he drove to the basket resulting
in a fast break for the Rainbows which Nixon stopped with a foul of
Ruffin as he went for the layin. Ruffin made one of two giving the
Rainbows a two point cushion at 72-70 with just 1:05 remaining.

At the other end, Nixon tried a quick 3-pointer which missed, but
Hawaii knocked the rebound out of bounds. Sanderson broke free and
drove for an easy layin but missed the easy shot. Hawaii rebounded the
miss but Nixon tied up the ball. The possession arrow was in BYU's
favor and BYU had 40 seconds left. Larson made a driving move towards
the basket and was fouled. His shot hung on the rim but fell off. With
18 seconds left, Larson calmly pumped in both free throws to tie the
game at 72.

Hawaii went for the last shot and Ruffin had to take an NBA 3-pointer
which almost went in but kicked out of the basket. Larson rebounded
and the game ended regulation tied at 72.

Hawaii got the tip to open the overtime period. Larson blocked a shot
by Walz. Walz got the rebound and tried again but missed. Christensen
got the rebound for the Cougars, brought the ball up court, and tried
a jumper from the free throw line but missed.

Hawaii missed a shot, but BYU knocked the rebound out of bounds.
Ruffin nailed a 2-pointer to give Hawaii the lead at 74-72.  Ruffin
fouled Christensen who made both free throws to tie the game.

Ruffin missed a shot at the Hawaii end then Nixon missed a 3-point
attempt but was fouled on the attempt giving him three free throws. He
sank all three to give BYU an 80-77 lead. Ribeiro tied the game for
the Rainbows with a three-pointer (Hawaii's leading scorer's first
field goal), but Nixon answered right back with a 3.

Larson fouled Ribeiro who made one of two from the line to make the
score 80-78 for BYU. Ruffin fouled Sanderson who made both free throws
to give BYU an 82-78 lead with less than a minute remaining. Ruffin
missed a 3 pointer then fouled Christensen who sunk both free throws
to give BYU a safe 6 point lead. A last second tip in by Ribeiro made
the final score 84-80.

Whew! These easy games are going to give me a heart attack! With the
Cougars you never know what to expect. Nixon and Larson both had
outstanding games and Kurt Christensen really played well at the end
of the game and in overtime to shut down Ruffin who had been eating
Randy Reid's lunch. Sanderson was the only other player for the Cougars
to do much scoring as Reid, Miller, and Trost combined for a total of
11 points.

BYU will have to step up their play a notch as they head out on the
road to face the WAC's middle of the road teams - Colorado St. and
Wyoming.

GAME STATS
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Hawaii          FG      FT      R       A       PF      TP
Phillip         0-2     0-1     2       1       4       0
Shepherd        1-3     0-0     6       2       4       2
Walz            3-8     2-2     1       3       5       9
Woodard         5-11    5-6     4       3       1       17
Taylor          1-1     1-1     0       0       0       3
Ribeiro         2-4     7-8     5       3       2       12
Akana           1-4     1-2     3       3       3       3
Ruffin          11-19   4-5     2       1       5       31
Holmes          1-1     1-2     3       1       4       3
TOTALS          25-53   21-27   34      17      28      80

BYU             FG      FT      R       A       PF      TP
Larson          8-9     8-10    2       0       5       24
Nixon           7-14    9-9     5       2       3       27
Trost           1-5     5-6     4       3       2       7
Sanderson       5-13    6-8     3       2       2       18
Reid            1-3     0-0     1       4       3       2
Christensen     0-1     4-4     3       0       0       4
Cuff            0-1     0-0     0       1       2       0
Durrant         0-0     0-0     2       1       2       0
Miller          1-2     0-0     5       1       5       2
TOTALS          23-48   32-37   27      14      24      84

Halftime score - BYU 35, Hawaii 33.

Regulation score - BYU 72, Hawaii 72.

Shooting percentages - Field goals: Hawaii 47.2; BYU 47.9
                       Free throws: Hawaii 77.8; BYU 86.5

Three point shooting - Hawaii 9-16 (Ruffin 5-7, Woodard 2-3, Walz 1-2,
Ribeiro 1-3, Akana 0-1), BYU 6-13 (Nixon 4-6, Sanderson 2-5, Reid 0-1,
Cuff 0-1).

Steals - Hawaii 6 (Ruffin 3), BYU 7 (Nixon 3).

Turnovers - Hawaii 19 (Akana 4), BYU 12 (Reid 3).

Blocked shots - Hawaii 5 (Holmes 2, Ruffin, Ribeiro, Woodard),
                BYU 6 (Larson 3, Nixon, Sanderson, Miller).

Attendance - 20,463.

THE REST OF THE WAC
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Utah 78, San Diego St. 53
UTEP 63, Colorado St. 61
New Mexico 77, Wyoming 67

WAC STANDINGS
Utah            7-0     14-2
BYU             6-1     13-5
New Mexico      5-3     12-4
UTEP            5-3     12-5
Colorado St.    4-3     11-5
Wyoming         4-3     10-6
Fresno St.      2-4     7-8
Air Force       1-5     7-8
Hawaii          1-6     5-10
San Diego St.   0-7     4-12
(Does not include Fresno St-Air Force game)

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                  Fort Collins
Jan. 30         Wyoming                         Laramie
Feb. 4          Colorado State                  Provo
Feb. 6          Wyoming                         Provo
Feb. 11         Hawaii                          Honolulu
Feb. 13         San Diego State                 San Diego
Feb. 18         Fresno State                    Provo
Feb. 20         Air Force                       Provo
Feb. 25         Sacramento State                Provo
Feb. 27         Utah                            Salt Lake City
Mar. 4          UTEP                            El Paso
Mar. 6          New Mexico                      Albuquerque
Mar. 10-13      WAC Tournament                  Delta Center, Salt
Lake City

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BYU Report: BYU vs. Hawaii

Post by maxwel.. » Wed, 27 Jan 1993 07:51:21

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Quote:

> The Hawaii Rainbows came to Provo Saturday night. Like the game before
> against the San Diego St. Aztecs, this game pitted a struggling Hawaii
> team (1-5 in the WAC and 5-9 overall) against a BYU team that seems to
> want to play to the level of the competition.
> want to play to the level of the competition.

Is the really the case? Does BYU really play to the level of their
competition? Or do opponents play inspired against BYU?  Why does Utah
have reletively easier times against the same competition?  Is it really
easier for teams to get up for BYU than for Utah?

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Quote:
>                 ...... Reid, Miller, and Trost combined for a total of
> 11 points.

> BYU will have to step up their play a notch as they head out on the
> road to face the WAC's middle of the road teams - Colorado St. and
> Wyoming.

To claim that CSU and Wyoming are middle of the WAC school's is to claim
that the top only contains two schools.  These two teams made a good
argument that perhaps the CSU-Wyoming road swing will be harder for BYU and
Utah that the New Mexico-Utep road swing.  A split for the two Utah teams
in this eastern road swing will look favorable.  Looking for a sweep would
maybe be unrealistic.

arthur

 
 
 

BYU Report: BYU vs. Hawaii

Post by mb.. » Thu, 28 Jan 1993 13:15:23

Quote:

> [delete]

> Is the really the case? Does BYU really play to the level of their
> competition? Or do opponents play inspired against BYU?  Why does Utah
> have reletively easier times against the same competition?  Is it really
> easier for teams to get up for BYU than for Utah?

> Maybe the reason Utah has a relatively easier time against the same competiton is the fact that they are a BETTER team than BYU is.

I'm a Utah man I am, will be until I die.....