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BYU basketball: Cougars bounce back, pound San Diego 74-57

Published January 19, 2013 6:15 pm

College hoops • Haws leads with 25 points.
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Provo • The Cougars bounced back in a big way on Saturday night after having their lengthy homecourt winning streak snapped on Wednesday.

Tyler Haws scored 25 points and BYU walloped San Diego 74-57 at the Marriott Center.

BYU improved to 5-1 in West Coast Conference play with the win, 15-5 overall. San Diego fell out of the league lead with the loss and is now 4-1 and 11-9.

Brandon Davies added 17 points for the Cougars, while Matt Carlino had 11 and Brock Zylstra 10.

Haws scored 15 points in the first half, and the Cougars led 43-31 at the break.

BYU shot 48.4 percent in the first half while holding USD to 36 percent, and led by as many as 19 points.

The Cougars fell behind 10-5 early, but put together a 15-2 run to take control of the game through the middle part of the first half.

They stretched the lead to 28-15 with another run later in the half as USD made just one field goal in a seven-minute stretch.

Quiet the first 10 minutes, Haws scored 13 of his points in the final 6:33 of the half, thanks partly to Ken Rancifer's technical foul and USD coach Bill Grier's technical foul that gave the BYU star four free throws.

Johnny Dee made three 3-pointers in the final 2:30 of the half to get San Diego to within 12. He finished with 15 points.

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