Tyler Haws, as expected, passed Jimmer Fredette’s BYU all-time scoring record of 2,599 points on Thursday night against Portland. It came early in the contest aginst the Pilots. The scoring record has now been broken twice inside eight years.
Here’s what Twitter had to say.
— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) February 27, 2015
Here’s Haws’ history making bucket, per BYU SportsNation’s Jarom Jordan:
VIDEO:The bucket that gave Tyler Haws 2,601 career points to become BYU's all-time leader. Standing O from BYU crowd.https://t.co/kVh6bMGeMm
— Jarom Jordan (@jaromjordan) February 27, 2015
Others were, with much reason, simply excastic.
Tyler Haws just passed Jimmer Fredette for scoring 2600+ points!!!!!!!!!!!🏀 @tyhaws3
— always anxious allie (@allie_allieparr) February 27, 2015
In a way, Haws got #Jimmered with 8 points and a career mark of 2,601. And on Jimmer’s birthday…
“@gregwrubell: 2,601. Haws, with 8 pts, becomes BYU's career scoring leader. POR 17 BYU 14, 11:37, 1st H.” On Jimmers@BDay
— Cameron Birch (@drbirch) February 27, 2015
BYU basketball released a tribute video to Haws shortly after he broke the record.
With the record behind him, sights are now set on Haws cracking the NCAA top 20 all-time in scoring. With Gonzaga left in the regular season, and the WCC tournament at the very least, it’s very possible the senior guard climbs the ranks.
— BYU Sports Nation (@BYUSportsNation) February 27, 2015