Men's Basketball Falls To No. 14 BYU, 81-66

Jan. 20, 2010

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -Tyler Haws scored a career-high 24 points and No. 14 BYU won its 14th in a row and pulled within one win of the best start in school history with an 81-66 victory over Wyoming on Wednesday night.

The Cougars are 19-1 for the first time since opening the 1987-88 season 20-1.

Jackson Emery scored 15 points Jimmer Fredette added 11 points for BYU (4-0 Mountain West).

Adam Waddell had 15 points to lead Wyoming (8-11, 1-4), which has lost three straight. Arthur Bouedo added 13 points for the Cowboys.

BYU forced 17 turnovers, outrebounded Wyoming 40-33 and tied the second-longest winning streak in school history - three short of the record, also set in 1987-88.

The Cougars led by eight at halftime, then ran off 12 straight early in the second half and led by double figures the rest of the way.

BYU opened the second half on a 15-5 run, holding the Cowboys to two field goals in the first seven minutes. The Cowboys struggled to get shots and missed the few they got as BYU scored 12 straight, starting with a 3-pointer by Haws early in the half.

Haws, a freshman who had never scored more than 20, added another jumper, Chris Miles made a hook shot, Fredette got two free throws out of a steal and Haws scored on a putback to put BYU up 54-37.

JayDee Luster got Wyoming back within 64-54 on a layup with 7:30 left and had a chance to cut the margin to single digits but missed the foul shot. Emery drove for a layup to put BYU back up by 12, Miles smothered a shot by Wyoming's Arthur Bouedo to start another break that Haws finished with a reverse layup.