"He had to make a pretty tough shot to win it, and he did," Rose said.
So the coach will try for No. 200 on Saturday when BYU plays host to San Diego at the Marriott Center.
All Rose would say about the milestone before the game was that he hoped it would come quickly.
"But when people ask me questions about things like that, I think about our players, the guys who have been here, and the coaches who have coached with us. I have been really fortunate to have great players and coaches working with me," he said.
Only 14 coaches in NCAA Division I college basketball history have had the chance to get to 200 wins faster than Rose, who is now 199-59 overall.
He is second in total wins at BYU behind only Stan Watts, and first in winning percentage (.774).
"I am just trying to figure out how to make this team better, and figure out how to win the next game that we play. The best thing about those types of milestones are when they are over and people stop talking about them, and you just move on," Rose said.
The former member of Houston's Phi Slamma Jamma teams entered the game fourth in career winning percentage among active coaches, behind only North Carolina's Roy Williams (.798), Gonzaga's Mark Few (.797) and Butler's Brad Stevens (.785).