Cougars trail Lions by one at half

Jan 11, 2014 - Posted by Justin Green on January 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

BYU trails LMU 38-37 at the end of the first half. Matt Carlino is leading the Cougars with 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting. Kyle Collinsworth filled up the stat sheet with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals. Tyler Haws also pitched in seven points.

Josh Sharp scored six of the Cougar’s first eight points and the game was tied at 10-10 with just over 15 minutes left.

Back-to-back jumpers by LMU’s Chase Flint and Anthony Ireland gave the Lions a 19-13 lead with 12 minutes left in the half.

Collinsworth’s block sparked a fast break that led to a Carlino three to cut the lead to two, but LMU’s hot shooting continued and the lead was stretched to 24-16.

Haws scored four straight points to cut the lead in half, but the Lions responded with consecutive buckets to regain their eight-point lead.

After the deficit reached 10, the Cougars went on 13-3 run tie the game at 33 with three minutes left in the half. Carlino’s eight points fueled the BYU run.