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BYU gets the 85-74 win over Utah St.
BYU 85, UTAH ST 74
By JIM RAYBURN
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Tyler Haws scored 21 points and Matt
Carlino added 18 points to lead Brigham Young to an 85-74 win
Saturday over in state rival and previously unbeaten Utah State.
Erica Mika also scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds for
the Cougars. Frank Barley IV added 14 points off the bench, 11
of which came in the second half after BYU (6-2) trailed 44-39
at the half. Kyle Collinsworth had a team-high 12 rebounds and
The Aggies (5-1) were led by Spencer Butterfield with 20 points
and seven rebounds. Kyle Davis added 16 points and nine boards
while Jarred Shaw chipped in 12 points and a game-high 13
rebounds for Utah State.
The neutral-site game, played at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt
Lake City, was tied eight times before BYU broke open the game
late with a 16-5 run.
The Cougars' second-half run was led by guards Carlino and
Bartley attacking the rim. After Utah State's Jalen Moore hit a
3-pointer from the left corner to knot the game 58-58, Bartley
scored seven points in a five-minute span to push BYU in front
Utah State shot 60 percent from the floor in the first half but
made only 12 of 34 in the second. The Aggies also turned the
ball over 16 times to only seven for BYU. The Cougars scored 19
points off of those turnovers. BYU also outscored Utah State
19-4 from the free throw line.
The Cougars, capitalizing on four early turnovers by Utah State
and 11 first-half points by Haws, led 29-22 after the game's
first 10 minutes. The Aggies took their first lead at 40-37 on a
3 pointer by Preston Medlin with 3:30 left in the half. They
stretched the lead to five on a hook in the paint by Shaw.
Utah State hit 5 of 7 shots over the final four minutes of the
first half while BYU finished the half hitting only 3 of 12.
Butterfield and Davis made a combined 10 of 11 shots in the
opening half for a combined 22 points. The Aggies assisted 15 of
their 19 first-half baskets.
The Cougars, behind an alley-oop dunk and layup by Mika, scored
the first five points of the second half to regain the lead at
45-44. A hook by Shaw and 3-pointer by Butterfield put the
Aggies back on top. A dunk by Shaw moments later gave the
Aggies, despite opening the second half shooting 5 of 16, their
biggest lead at 53-47.
BYU then scored 11 straight points behind four straight
fast-break baskets, two by Carlino and a coast-to-coast bucket
by Bartley. The Aggies knotted the game for the final time at
55-55 with Moore's 3-pointer from the left corner. Three
straight points by Skyler Halford off the bench put BYU ahead
for good. Haws sealed the win with six straight free throws
during the final three minutes.
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