Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
BYU basketball: Rose benches Carlino, tries Halford at shooting guard
BYU basketball » Four-game losing streak prompts coach to shake up the lineup.
First Published Jan 04 2014 06:46 pm • Last Updated Jan 04 2014 11:20 pm

Provo • With his team mired in a four-game losing streak, BYU coach Dave Rose changed his starting lineup for the Cougars’ game against San Diego on Saturday night.

Skyler Halford, a transfer from Salt Lake Community College, got his first career start, replacing Matt Carlino at the shooting guard position.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Carlino had started in BYU’s first 15 games, the first 12 at point guard and the last three at shooting guard.

The junior said Thursday that he was not comfortable in his new role — sophomore Kyle Collinsworth has done the bulk of the ball-handling — and wanted to be moved back to point guard.

"I think the thing for me is I didn’t know how different [shooting guard] would be from the point, playing the two," Carlino said. "And I think you can see it how there if you watch."

Prior to Saturday’s game, Rose had started Carlino, Collinsworth, Tyler Haws, Nate Austin and Eric Mika in 11 straight games.

Oregon’s escapes

After beating BYU 100-96 in Eugene on Dec. 21, Oregon has played just twice. The Ducks routed Morgan State 97-76 the following weekend and then snuck past Utah 70-68 in overtime in Salt Lake City on Thursday.

Up to No. 10 in the polls, the Ducks play at No. 20 Colorado on Sunday.


story continues below
story continues below

"We should have won that game," BYU guard Tyler Haws said of the pre-Christmas meeting at Oregon. "We were ahead for 38 minutes. But we still lost, and that was the start of this little lapse, I guess. But what has happened has happened. We can’t hang our heads or feel bad. We got to learn from it. There is still a lot of the season left. We got to just keep fighting. That’s what our coaches are good at, that’s what our team is good at, and that’s what we are going to do."

Zags on top, again

After just two weekends of conference play, every WCC team except Gonzaga has a loss. Pepperdine, which downed BYU 80-74 on Monday, was unbeaten heading into Saturday’s round of games, but fell 76-66 to San Francisco. The Dons scored 57 points in the second half.

Pepperdine (10-6, 3-1) plays at BYU on Thursday.

drew@sltrib.com

Twitter: @drewjay



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.