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Freshman Dallin Hall Hits Game-Winner To Lift BYU Over Missouri State

Nov 16, 2022, 9:09 PM | Updated: Nov 18, 2022, 9:24 am
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BYU basketball defeated Missouri State, 66-64 at the Marriott Center. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – BYU basketball defeated Missouri State, 66-64. Freshman Dallin Hall closed out the game and delivered a game-winning basket with 1.6 seconds remaining to give BYU the victory.

BYU improves to 2-1 overall on the year.

Starting Lineups

BYU (2-1)

  • G – Rudi Williams, 6-3, Sr. (Coastal Carolina transfer)
  • G – Spencer Johnson, 6-5, Jr.
  • G – Jaxson Robinson, 6-7, Soph. (Arkansas transfer)
  • F – Gideon George, 6-6, Sr.
  • C – Foussyeni Traore, 6-6, Soph.

Missouri State (1-1)

  • G – Matthew Lee, 6-0, Sr. (Saint Peter’s transfer)
  • G – Kendle Moore, 6-0, Sr. (Colorado State transfer)
  • G – Bryan Trimble Jr., 6-3, Sr. (Akron transfer)
  • G/F – Donovan Clay, 6-8, Sr.
  • F – Jonathan Mogbo, 6-8, Jr. (JUCO transfer)

Pregame observations

  • BYU will be wearing its new navy blue uniforms for the first time in the 2022-23 season.
  • Injured players Trevin Knell, Hao Dong, Nate Webb, and Tanner Hayhurst showed up to the game in suits and ties.
  • Compared to the season opener, where the student section was filled to the top, the turnout from The ROC was low tonight. The student section only filled up the bottom half of the seating.

Back-and-forth First Half

  • 19:49 – Jaxson Robinson gets the scoring started for BYU with a dunk. BYU 2, Missouri State 0
  • 18:58 – BYU’s first turnover of the game comes off a Missouri State steal on Rudi Williams. BYU 2, Missouri State 2
  • 18:09 – Rudi Williams shows his sharpshooting abilities from deep, and knocks down a three. BYU 5, MSU 2
  • 15:20 – Spencer Johnson hit a mid-range bucket as the shot clock was winding down. BYU 10, MSU 6
  • 14:58 – Back-and-forth action. BYU has an early lead despite four turnovers in the game’s opening five minutes. BYU 10, MSU 8
  • The only lineup change Mark Pope made with the second unit is Dallin Hall going to point guard in replace of Rudi Williams. BYU’s four other starters stayed in the game.
  • 13:02 – Reserves Noah Waterman, Atiki Ally Atiki, and Trey Stewart now join Dallin Hall, with Gideon George staying on the floor. MSU 12, BYU 10
  • 12:59 – Noah Waterman’s first three as a BYU Cougar. BYU 13, MSU 12

  • 11:22 – BYU basketball has committed six turnovers that have led to six Missouri State points. BYU 15, MSU 15
  • 10:56 – No. 33 Dawson Carper on Missouri State set a pick that welcomed Richie Saunders to D1 college basketball. A hard screen that created space for the Bears to knock down its first three of the night. MSU 18, BYU 16
  • 9:14 – Waterman hits a wide-open corner three to slow down a bit of a run that the Bears were on. MSU 23, BYU 21

  • 7:54 – A third three for Waterman. Refs are letting these guys play. A lot of contact on the floor but no whistles. BYU 24, MSU 23
  • 5:04 – BYU basketball built up a four-point lead, then Missouri State’s Chance Moore knocked down a three. BYU 29, MSU 28
  • 2:51 – Missouri State has scored 10 points off BYU’s nine turnovers. The Bears are playing stingy defense on the perimeter against BYU. MSU 32, BYU 29

  • 2:47 – Three-point play for BYU basketball in an unconventional way. Spencer Johnson went to the free throw line for two free throws out of the timeout. He made the first, but missed the second. On the miss, he came up with the offensive rebound and scored a layup to tie the game. BYU 32, MSU 32
  • 1:08 – Fousseyni Traore pulled down a rebound off a missed free throw from Gideon George. Traore was up against MSU’s 6-foot-11, 260-pound Dawson Carper, and it wasn’t an issue for BYU’s star rebounder. He got the board and then scored at the rim. Capped off a 7-0 run for BYU. BYU 36, MSU 32
  • 0.31 – Former Saint Peter’s guard Matthew Lee buried a bank shot three. BYU 36, MSU 35
  • Halftime: BYU 36, MSU 35

Halftime Notes

  • BYU’s Dunk Team provided some of the early halftime entertainment. Utah Jazz executive and BYU great Danny Ainge was entertained by the dunk squad. Imagine what type of trade assets he could pull from a high-flying dunk act.
  • BYU committed 10 turnovers in the first half, three of those were from Rudi Williams. Jaxson Robinson had two turnovers.
  • BYU shot 50% from three knocking down six of 12 three-point attempts.
  • Noah Waterman was a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.
  • BYU basketball was (+7) in rebounding as they pulled down 22 boards to MSU’s 15. Atiki, George, and Traore each had four rebounds.
  • Arkansas transfer Chance Moore for Missouri State led all scorers with 10 points. BYU’s leading scorer was Waterman with nine.

BYU basketball lost the lead then Dallin Hall came up clutch

  • 18:11 – BYU has a game-high five-point lead courtesy of a pair of Fousseyni Traore layups. BYU 40, Missouri State 35
  • 15:47 – Fans are not happy with the refs after they called an over-the-back foul on Gideon George. BYU 42, MSU 40 
  • 13:47 – Noah Waterman hit his fourth three of the game. It’s officially his night. Missouri State has missed its last six field goals. BYU 47, MSU 40

  • 12:48 – Noah Waterman is now 5-for-5 from three. He can’t miss. BYU 50, MSU 40
  • 11:50 – BYU’s first turnover of the second half was from a Gideon George charging call that looked like a 50/50 call. Not a coincidence BYU is taking care of the rock and they now have a double-digit lead. BYU 50, MSU 40
  • 11:16 – Missouri State’s Chance Moore goes on a 6-0 run of his own. He knocked down a three, then drew an and-one. BYU 50, MSU 46
  • 9:52 – Freshman Richie Saunders hits a corner three to end an 8-0 run from the Bears. BYU had numbers with guard Matthew Lee down on the opposite end of the court due to an injury. BYU 53, MSU 48
  • Lee left the game due to an injury
  • 8:21 – Chance Moore tied up the game for Missouri State. BYU 53, MSU 53

  • 7:53 – Noah Waterman put up his first three-point miss of the night from the corner. Then Donovan Clay was on the run for the Bears leading to a layup and an MSU lead again. MSU 55, BYU 53
  • 6:13 – Jonathan Mogbo knocks down one of two free throw attempts. Missouri State 56, BYU 53
  • 6:07 – Jaxson Robinson knocks down two free throws after nearly having a costly turnover. Spencer Johnson has now checked in to the game. MSU 56, BYU 55
  • 5:03 – Dallin Hall knocks down a pair of free throws to put BYU back on top. BYU 58, MSU 57
  • 4:05 – Jaxson Robinson got a clean block on Donovan Clay and refs blew the whistle calling a foul. Brutal call. Sent Clay to the FT line and they got two points. MSU 59, BYU 58

  • 3:39 – Immediately on the other end, Atiki Ally Atiki made a nice bucket in the post to put BYU back on top. BYU 60, MSU 59
  • 3:07 – Atiki was fouled in the post as the two teams enter the final media timeout.
  • Atiki hits one of the two free throws. BYU 61, MSU 59
  • 2:46 – Bryan Trimble hits a banked three to put the Bears back on top. MSU 62, BYU 61
  • 2:26 – Spencer Johnson comes up with another clutch bucket. BYU 63, MSU 62
  • 1:53 – BYU’s defense forces a 30-second shot-clock violation.
  • 1:04 – Dallin Hall hits one of his two free throws after he grabbed a tough rebound to give BYU the possession in the first place. BYU 64, MSU 62
  • 55.4 – Traveling violation on Missouri State
  • 24.1 – Gideon George missed a corner three
  • 16.8  – Timeout Missouri State. BYU 64, MSU 62
  • 1.5 – Dallin Hall comes up with a huge bucket to give BYU a 66-64 lead.
  • 0.0 – Half-court heave from Missouri State is no good. BYU wins it.

BYU basketball defeats Missouri State

BYU 66, Missouri State 64

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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