BYU Report: BYU vs. Arizona St.

BYU Report: BYU vs. Arizona St.

Post by John Sn » Fri, 04 Dec 1992 00:45:04

BYU BASKETBALL GAME REPORT: BYU vs. Arizona State

BYU hosted the Sun Devils of Arizona State in their first
non-exhibition game of the season.  The series between ASU and BYU was
tied 20-20 going into the game. The last game between these two teams
was in the Marriott Center in 1990. ASU won that game 82-74.

The two injured BYU forwards, Russell Larson and Kevin Nixon, did not
suit up for this game. Nixon is out with a foot injury and will be out
until January. Larson is out with a bruised rib and should be back
soon.

ASU was picked to finish second in the PAC-10, but recent injuries and
a suspension have hurt them. ASU coach Bill Frieder now has a small,
quick team and his game plan is to shoot 3-point shots and play
full-court, pressure defense. He said before the game that he wants
his team to lead the nation in 3-point attempts and they got a good
start on that goal in this game, attempting a Marriott Center record
51 3-pointers and making a Marriott Center record 16 3-pointers. The
previous record for both was 13 out of 37 by LaSalle last season. ASU
shot almost as many 3-pointers (51) as BYU did total shots (55).

BYU continued the pattern they established in the exhibition games of
starting the game very strong. This time they spurted out to a 18-3
lead on the strength of Jared Miller's inside play - he scored 12 of
BYU's first 24 points - and ASU's cold shooting early in the game. ASU
shot 25% in the first 10 minutes of the game compared to BYU's 64%.

After that cold first quarter, ASU warmed up and started connecting on
their 3-point attempts on a more regular basis. Their full-court
pressure defense also caused BYU's young guards a lot of problems. ASU
created a lot of turnovers, but BYU compensated by getting many fast
breaks against the defense and also by dominating the boards against
the much smaller Sun Devils.

ASU pulled back to within 7 points at 29-22 with 7 minutes left in the
half then settled for a 46-37 BYU lead at the half. Jared Miller had
16 points and 10 rebounds to dominate play for BYU in the first half.

ASU started out very hot in the second half and outscored BYU 17-7 to
start the half to take a 54-53 lead over the Cougars with 4 minutes
gone in the half. BYU then pulled out a small lead, but that was
erased when ASU scored free throws as BYU's assistant coach Charles
Bradley received two Ts and was ejected from the game. ASU tied the
score at 59 at that point.

With 13 minutes left in the half and the game tied at 61, BYU guard
Nick Sanderson sparked a BYU run as he came down the court in a 2 on 2
situation, wrapped the ball around his back, and went in for a lay in.
BYU then stole the ball from ASU and center Gary Trost sunk two free
throws. BYU went on a 30-12 run to take a lead from which ASU couldn't
recover despite bombing in 3-pointers like they were going out of
style. BYU held on to take a 108-98 victory.

The ASU defense definitely bothered BYU as the Cougars made 25
turnovers in the game. However, BYU's size inside allowed them to
dominate the boards and make a lot of high percentage inside shots.

Jared Miller had a career game, getting 31 points on 13 of 16 shooting
and 16 rebounds to lead the Cougars in both categories. Miller also
showed great passing ability inside and lead the Cougars with 7
assists as well. Mark Durrant played very will shooting 6-7 from the
field and 8-10 from the stripe to net 20 points and show that he is
gaining his basketball touch after returning from his mission. Guard
Nick Sanderson had another solid night for the Cougars, shooting 10-14
from the field and pulling down 12 rebounds.

GAME SUMMARY
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Arizona State           FG      FT      R       A       PF      TP
Neal                    3-6     1-2     5       3       4       7
Riley                   6-14    0-0     5       2       4       16
Conlisk                 3-3     0-2     1       0       5       6
Capers                  6-13    1-5     3       6       4       15
Smith                   3-17    5-8     8       6       5       14
Bacon                   2-5     4-4     5       0       1       8
Whitlock                5-16    3-4     2       1       2       17
Foshie                  0-0     0-0     0       0       1       0
Artis                   0-0     0-0     1       0       0       0
Versher                 0-0     0-0     1       0       5       15
Totals                  34-86   14-25   32      18      32      98

BYU                     FG      FT      R       A       PF      TP
Knight                  3-15    0-2     0       1       1       6
Miller                  13-16   5-8     16      7       4       31
Trost                   4-5     10-11   5       5       3       18
Sanderson               10-14   2-2     12      0       2       22
Reid                    2-5     1-2     1       4       4       6
Cuff                    0-2     5-6     1       7       1       5
Durrant                 6-7     8-10    5       3       2       20
Woods                   0-1     0-0     2       1       2       0
Totals                  38-55   31-41   47      28      19      108

Halftime - BYU 46, ASU 37.

Shooting percentages - Field Goals: ASU 39.5, BYU 6i9.1. Free throws:
ASU 56.0, BYU 75.6.

Three-point shooting - ASU 16-51 (Riley 4-8, Capers 2-6, Smith 3-14,
Whitlock 4-15, Versher 3-8); BYU 1-5 (Reid 1-2, Cuff 0-2, Sanderson
0-1).

Steals - ASU 15 (Capers 5), BYU 2 (Miller, Cuff).

Blocks - ASU 2 (Conlisk, Bacon); BYU 2 (Knight, Durrant).

Technical fouls - BYU 2 (Charles Bradley 2).

Attendance - 19,863.    

NEXT GAME
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BYU travels to Logan Friday night to take on the Utah State Aggies.

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
Dec. 8          Weber State                     Ogden
Dec. 11         Cougar Classic                  Provo
                  Santa Clara vs. Georgia
                  Southern Utah vs. BYU
Dec. 12         Cougar Classic                  Provo
Dec. 18         Utah State                      Provo
Dec. 21         Maui Invitational               Lahaina, HI
                  BYU vs. Oklahoma              
Dec. 22           Memphis State or Chaminade
Dec. 23           Duke, LSU, Stanford, or DePaul
Dec. 28         Far West Classic                Portland, OR
                  BYU vs. Oregon
Dec. 29           BYU vs. ?
Jan. 2          UTEP                            Provo
Jan. 4          New Mexico                      Provo
Jan. 9          Utah                            Provo
Jan. 14         Fresno State                    Fresno, CA
Jan. 16         Air Force                       Colorado Springs
Jan. 21         San Diego State                 Provo
Jan. 23         Hawaii                          Provo
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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