Printed on: December 30, 2012

Haws 1-ups dad

By Lynn DeBruin
AP Sports Writer

SALT LAKE CITY -- Tyler Haws may not have bragging rights on Jimmer Fredette. Yet after Saturday's effort against Virginia Tech, he certainly has them on his dad.

The Brigham Young sophomore scored a career-high 42 points in the Cougars' 97-71 victory, moving past father Marty into a tie for eighth all-time on the school's single-game scoring charts.

Marty Haws was 10th on the list with 40 points scored in a 1989 game against Siena. Fredette still owns the school record of 52 in 2011.

Haws was all smiles afterward when told about passing his father. "That is a cool thing," he said.

The game was BYU's final warm-up before West Coast Conference play begins Thursday against Loyola Marymount.

While BYU looked ready to go following the 26-point win, the one negative was the high-ankle sprain suffered by Cougars' big man Brandon Davies.

He exited for good in the second half after scoring 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting in 25 minutes.

BYU coach Dave Rose said Davies will be evaluated Monday but indicated he wouldn't have been able to return had it not been a blowout. That only gave Haws a few extra minutes, and he made the Hokies pay.

Haws had a chance to tie a school record the last time BYU played at the Utah Jazz arena in Salt Lake City after opening the season with six straight 20-point games. But he fell two points short in a blowout victory over Montana on Nov. 28.

On Saturday, he had 29 points by halftime after opening 9 of 13, including 6 of 8 from beyond the arc.

By then the Cougars (10-4) were leading 56-31 against a Hokies team that has dropped its last two by a combined 62 points.

Haws finished 14 of 25 overall with his six 3-pointers also a career high.