BYU basketball: Haws passes his dad, leads Cougars past North Texas
Published: December 3, 2013 11:21PM
Updated: December 5, 2013 06:24PM
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BYU's Eric Mika, left, and UNT's Keith Coleman, right, compete for the ball during the NCAA men's basketball game between BYU and University of North Texas at the Marriott Center in Provo on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. BYU won the game 97-67. SPENSER HEAPS | Daily Herald

Provo • Tyler Haws now has bragging rights in his own family.

BYU’s sophomore guard scored 23 points to lead the Cougars to a 97-67 win over North Texas on Tuesday night at the Marriott Center, passing his father, Marty, on the school’s all-time scoring list in the process. Marty Haws had 1,337 points at BYU when he finished his career in 1990, and was 20th on the scoring list.

Tyler Haws has now scored 1,342 points.

BYU improved to 7-2 with the win, while North Texas fell to 5-4.

Eric Mika and Kyle Collinsworth added 17 points apiece for BYU, and Skyler Halford had 16.

Matt Carlino flirted with a triple double, but scoring kept him away from the statistical milestone. He finished with 11 assists, 10 rebounds and five points, but also had seven turnovers.

The Cougars put the game away with a big run to start the second half after leading by just 42-35 at the break.

The Mean Green led 27-25 with eight minutes remaining in the half before a 3-pointer by Haws gave the Cougars a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Haws and Mika had 13 points apiece in the first half; Carlino had five points, six rebounds, seven assists and six turnovers.

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