Haws, Carlino fire 22 points each as BYU edges San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Tyler Haws and Matt Carlino scored 22 points apiece to help BYU overcome San Francisco’s hot shooting en route to an 80-76 triumph Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.
Carlino gave the Cougars their first lead of the second half, 70-69, and sank a pair of free throws with 2.7 seconds remaining to clinch BYU’s 12th win in 16 games.
With the win, the Cougars improved to 2-0 in West Coast Conference play while the Dons dropped to 7-8 and 0-2 in WCC.
The sophomore guard hit eight of 15 tries from the field, including two three-pointers, to tally his season high. He also had seven rebounds, four assists and five steals.
Brock Zylstra added 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Josh Sharp had six points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars.
The Cougars got the win despite losing second-leading scorer Brandon Davies, who fouled out after scoring just six points and grabbing two rebounds.
Cody Doolin and Cole Dickerson had 22 points each for the Dons, who suffered their seventh loss in their last nine games. Doolin also had 10 assists for the Dons.
San Francisco buried nine of its 13 shots from the arc in the first half for a 46-37 lead at the break.
However, the Cougars slowly trimmed the Dons’ lead and finally grabbed the upperhand, 70-69, with a layup from Carlino, with 6:15 left to play.
Doolin retaliated with an assist to Tim Derksen to give the Dons a 71-70 advantage before the Cougars unleashed a 7-0 blast sparked by a steal and a layup by Carlino.
Doolin scored five straight points to trim the Cougars lead to 77-76. The Dons, however, failed to capitalize on a missed foul shot by Haws when Chris Adams missed a wide-open three-pointer.
Then, Craig Cusick made one of two foul shots with 12 seconds left to keep the door open for the Dons.
However, Doolin missed a potential game-tying layup and the Dons were forced to foul Carlino, who drained two foul shots to seal the win.