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JMorris | Posted: 26 Jan 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Carlino's 24 points lead to 85-67 victory


BYU vs. Portland box score
BYU vs. Portland postgame notes and quotes

PORTLAND, Oregon - Matt Carlino scored a season-high 24 points to lead BYU men’s basketball over Portland 85-67 at the Chiles Center on Saturday.

"I thought it was a great effort tonight by our guys - we got off to a great start," said BYU head coach Dave Rose. "That first half we were really dialed in, everyone was playing their part. Matt (Carlino) really controlled the game right from the start and that's what we need from our point guard. Brandon (Davies) was able to make big plays and run the offense. Overall, it was a really great effort from everyone."

The win gives BYU (16-6, 6-2) an all-time record of 8-0 against Portland (8-14, 1-6).

Carlino led the team with six assists and four steals to go along with his 24 points. Brandon Davies scored 20 points and led BYU on the boards with 11 for his fifth double-double of the season. Tyler Haws also scored in double digits with 19. The three leading scorers combined for 63 of the team’s 85 points on the night.  

Davies put BYU on the board first with two free throws and then Portland responded with a shot under the basket to even the score 40 seconds in.

On BYU’s next possession, Haws sunk his first attempt from the 3-point line to put BYU up 5-2. Carlino made a fade away to add to the BYU lead and then followed with a drive to the basket to bring the score to 9-4.

At the 15:39 mark, Davies dropped a pass to Josh Sharp out of the double team, who scored to put BYU up 14-8. Sharp followed on BYU’s next possession with an offensive put back to score.

BYU extended its lead to six with 11:47 remaining when Davies laid a shot off the backboard to put BYU up 23-17. A Cougar free throw put the score at 24-17 and the score remained that way until the Pilots scored with nine minutes remaining in the half.   

Out of the media timeout at 8:04, Sharp closed a 6-2 run for the Cougars with a commanding dunk to force a Portland timeout. With the run, BYU grabbed its largest lead of the night to that point at nine to head into the timeout up 30-21.  

With 3:43 remaining in the half, Anson Winder capitalized on a fast break opportunity and earned a three-point play to put BYU up by its first double-digit lead of the night, 33-23.

BYU held the lead until the end of the half when Carlino hit a runner with only seconds remaining to send BYU into the locker room up 39-29.   

A minute into the second half, Carlino knocked down a 3-pointer to put BYU ahead 42-29 for its biggest lead of the game. His shot spurred a 7-2 run for BYU and forced a Portland timeout with 17:29 remaining.

The Cougars started the second half shooting almost 80 percent from the field to help the team extend its lead to 21 points with 14:53 remaining.

At the 14-minute mark, both teams jumped on the ground for a loose ball and Portland’s Tanner Riley lost composure and threw Brock Zylstra to the ground. The altercation resulted in an ejection for Riley and technical foul shots for BYU. Haws made both shots for BYU to put the score at 59-40.

BYU maintained its 20-point lead heading into the last 10 minutes of the game. At the nine-minute mark, Portland cut the lead to 17, but Craig Cusick answered a minute later with a 3-pointer for his first points of the night.

With 5:47 remaining, the Pilots capitalized on free throws to cut the BYU lead to only 13. On BYU’s next possession, Carlino grabbed a three-point play to lead all scorers with 22 points in the game.

At the 3:55 mark, Davies put in his 20th point of the game to put BYU back up by 18 at 79-61.

BYU held the lead and closed out the game to head home with the 85-67 victory.  

BYU will travel to Pepperdine on Thursday for a 7 p.m. PST tipoff in its next game. The game will be broadcast live on Root Sports/TWC, KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160AM and BYU Radio-Sirius XM 143.


Kyle Chilton | Posted: 25 Jan 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

Cougars look to bounce back at Portland


Game notes: BYU at Portland

BYU basketball will look to bounce back from its loss at Gonzaga when it plays at Portland on Saturday. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PST and will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on ESPNU.

BYU Cougars (15-6, 5-2 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 200-60 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Portland (8-13, 1-5 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Eric Reveno
  • Alma Mater: Stanford, 1989
  • Division I Career Record: 93-118 (7th)
  • Record at Portland: Same

Game Information

  • TV Talent: Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play), Steve Cleveland (analyst)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio: Talent Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Audio:
  • Live Stats:

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 7-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 76-66, 2/25/12
  • H/A/N: 4-0/3-0/0-0

Projected starters

Portland (8-13, 1-5 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
15 Derrick Rodgers 6-1 G 5.5 2.5
21 Korey Thieleke 6-3 G 4.9 2.8
00 Kevin Bailey 6-5 G 12.1 2.2
32 Ryan Nicholas 6-7 F 13.1 9.5
12 Thomas Van Der Mars 6-11 C 6.4 4.9
BYU Cougars (15-6, 5-2 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 9.9 3.3
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 7.2 3.9
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 20.6 5.0
12 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 5.0 4.6
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 17.8 7.2

Player and team notes

  • Dave Rose earned his 200th career victory with a 74-57 win over San Diego. Stan Watts is the only other coach in BYU history with 200-plus wins. Watts won his 200th game during his 12th season at the helm on Feb. 2, 1961 at New Mexico. It was his 329th career game (Watts’ career record was 371-254 in 23 seasons). Rose is in his eighth season and earned win number 200 in his 259th game.
  • Prior to the game at Gonzaga, Tyler Haws had scored 20-plus points in seven-consecutive games, the longest such streak in his career. He opened the year with six-straight 20-point games and has 14 20-point games this season.
  • Matt Carlino has scored in double figures in seven-straight games (all WCC games), a career-best streak. During that stretch he is averaging 15.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.0 steals while shooting .438 from the field and .359 from three. His assist to turnover ratio during that time is 2.4 to 1.
  • In the second half against Pepperdine, BYU out-scored the Waves 46-16 to earn the 76-51 victory. The 30-point scoring margin was the biggest in a half this season for the Cougars and the 16 points are the fewest allowed in a half this season by BYU.
  • BYU has completed three comebacks after trailing at the half this season. The Cougars trailed Utah and San Francisco by nine at the half and won 61-58 and 80-76. BYU trailed Pepperdine by five at the half and came back to win 76-51.
  • BYU played its best defensive game of the season against LMU, limiting the Lions to 51 points and 30.8 percent shooting — both season bests for the Cougars. The first half was BYU’s best defensive half as the Cougars limited LMU to 20 points and 23.5 percent shooting. BYU’s 57 second half points are the most scored by the Cougars in a half all season, one more than the 56 scored against Virginia Tech in the first half.
  • Tyler Haws hit 10 of 10 from the free throw line vs. Weber State, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has four such games in his career, tied for the most in BYU history with Jimmer Fredette. Haws is tied with Russell Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95) for most perfect days from the line (minimum of 10 attempts) in a season with three. Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Larson and Roberts are tied for second on the career list with three.
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