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Tyler Haws has sprained ankle

BYU coach Dave Rose said Monday that Tyler Haws is out with a bad sprain of his left ankle and he hopes that he will be healthy in time for the WCC opener against Gonzaga on Dec. 27 at the Marriott Center.

Haws injured the ankle in a victory at Weber State on Saturday in which he scored 19 points in 31 minutes. The 6-foot-5 senior is averaging 23.8 points a game -- third-best in the country -- for the 8-3 Cougars.

The Cougars have four straight home games with Stanford, UMass, Gonzaga and Portland all at the Marriott Center in the next two weeks.

Rose said he wouldn't rule out an earlier return for Haws than the Gonzaga game, saying that the team doctor didn't want to put a set timeline on his return.