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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL

    BYU's Haws has 32 in OT loss to No. 13 Oregon

  • EUGENE — If Oregon fans didn't know who Tyler Haws was before Saturday night's game, they're familiar with the All-American candidate now.
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  • EUGENE — If Oregon fans didn't know who Tyler Haws was before Saturday night's game, they're familiar with the All-American candidate now.
    Haws scored 32 points and Brigham Young gave No. 13 Oregon a scare before the Ducks mustered a furious second-half comeback to pull out a 100-96 win in overtime Saturday night that kept them undefeated.
    "He's as good a scorer as we've seen. There's no doubt about that," Oregon coach Dana Altman said.
    Jason Calliste scored a career-high 31 points for the Ducks (11-0) and Joseph Young had 25 points.
    "This one hurts. We felt like we had it for most of the game," Haws said. "When we play together and play hard, we can compete with anyone."
    Kyle Collinsworth added 15 points, five rebounds and eight assists for BYU (8-5).
    Cougars coach Dave Rose said that he told his players in the locker room that "We played hard enough to win. We competed, and we just need to play better, make plays all throughout the game."
    Oregon entered the contest third in the nation averaging 89.3 points per game and the Cougars ranked fifth at 88.6. The game lived up to expectations with a tight score and players regularly diving for loose balls.
    Even the crowd noise was contested, with Duck fans responding to drown out BYU chants.
    Haws scored on his first four shots to give the Cougars a slim early lead.
    "I wanted to be aggressive and I knew I was going to get good looks and my teammates found me," he said.
    Calliste hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 18, but Haws responded with two straight layups, getting fouled and making the free throw on the latter, a breakaway with 12:54 left in the half.
    Oregon tied the game again at 28, but the Cougars went on a 9-2 run, fueled by three 3-pointers, to take a 32-40 lead at the 6:11 mark in the first.
    BYU went to halftime up 41-47, and the lead grew to as many as 10 points in the second half for the Cougars.
    The Ducks trailed when Young made a 3-pointer with 1:58 left.
    Johnathan Loyd made two free throws with 1:12 left to cut the margin to 82-84. Mike Moser blocked BYU's Matt Carlino on the next possession, and Moser made a jumper for the Ducks with less than a minute to go.
    After a Cougar miss, Elgin Cook was fouled on a shot in the paint with 1.8 seconds left in the second half and the Ducks had a chance for their first lead since the first minute of the game. But Cook missed both free throws and the regulation ended with the score tied 84-84.
    "They gave us a second chance, and we were trying to capitalize and come out swinging, but we couldn't close it out," Haws said.
    In overtime, with the score tied at 94, Moser drew a charge by Frank Bartley IV with 46.5 seconds left.
    Damyean Dotson scored on a drive on the Ducks' next possession, putting the Ducks ahead 96-94. Dotson finished with 15 points.
    Collinsworth missed a free throw, and Young scored on another layup for the Ducks on a fast break to make the score 98-95.
    The Cougars were coming off a 64-81 loss to Utah in the Holy War on Dec. 14.
    BYU begins conference play its next game at Loyola Marymount on Dec. 28.
    "I feel like we've learned a lot in the preseason, and if we can learn from it and stick together, we'll be fine in conference," Haws said.
    Haws came into the game leading the Cougars with 22.3 points per game. He has scored in double figures in 26 consecutive games.
    Collinsworth returned to BYU this season after serving the last two years on a church mission in Russia. He was averaging 12.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists entering the contest.
    BYU has a school record eight straight postseason appearances, and made it to the semifinals of the NIT last season before falling to Baylor.
    Oregon has started 11-0 only four times in school history, most recently in 2006-07, when the Ducks advanced to the Elite Eight. That team went 13-0 to start the season.
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