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Haws scored 30 or more points for the second straight game to lead the Cougars. He finished with 31 points, four rebounds, three steals, two blocks and an assist.
Haws passed Jonathan Tavernari for 13th on the career scoring list in the first half. Haws now has 1,546 career points and trails Lee Cummard by 23 points for 12th. His 20-point night was the 40th of his career which is good for fifth all-time at BYU. His 30-point effort ties him with John Fairchild for No. 7 in career 30-point games. Haws ran his consecutive games scoring in double figures streak to 31, good for 10th place all-time at BYU.
Collinsworth recorded one of everything totalling a career-high 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals. He missed his second straight double-double by one rebound.
Pulled down nine rebounds for the second straight game. He also added two points and an assist and a steal.
Sharp finished with a season-high 10 points, four rebounds and an assist.
Carlino finished with 18 points, four rebounds and two steals off the bench. His 18 points is the most by a Cougar coming off the bench this season. Carlino passed Lee Cummard and tied Russell Larson for 9th on the career steals list with his two steals.
Winder finished with six points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Collinsworth, Halford, Haws, Austin and Sharp started for the second straight game. BYU is now 2-0 with that starting lineup.
For the sixth straight game BYU had at least four players score in double figures. Carlino, Collinsworth, Haws and Sharp broke double digits for the Cougars.
BYU shot 63 percent from the field in the second half, the third highest mark this season and the first half above 60 percent since the second half against Prairie View A&M.
In the first game against Loyola Marymount earlier this season, Evan Payne scored 27 points. The Cougars held him to just four in 27 minutes on Saturday night.
BYU went on a 13-3 run to tie the game at 33. The Cougars had trailed by as much as 10. Carlino scored nine points during the run and Collinsworth added four points.
BYU took a 47-42 lead with 16:45 left in the second half after a 10-0 run. Collinsworth scored three points on a free throw and a layup, Carlino hit a 3-pointer and Haws scored two straight buckets to give the Cougars their largest lead up to that point.
A 9-0 run pushed the lead to 67-58 as Haws scored four points, Sharp three and Collinsworth two.
The Cougars pushed the lead to 79-62 thanks to an 8-0 run with six points for Haws and two from Winder. BYU put the finishing touches on the game with a 9-0 run that made it 91-65 with under a minute to play. Carlino scored three points, Haws two, Collinsworth two and Worthington two for the largest lead of the game.
BYU head coach Dave Rose
“That was a great team win for our guys. I think that everyone that came in tonight contributed. We had 26 points off the bench, but more than that, just so much energy from our guys. Especially in that second half with the deflections, steals and offensive rebounds, there were a lot of hustle plays that led to baskets for us.”
“Defensively in the second half, I thought our zone was good. We loaded the ball better and took those driving opportunities away late in the second half.”
“I think that tonight Matt (Carlino) was so much more under control and playing within himself. His line was terrific going 6 of 12, 3 of 5 from three and four assists. Tonight Matt came in and really gave us a big lift.”
“You look at the next couple weeks and I think everybody knew how important these three wins at home were for us. This is a tough stretch we have coming up here and we’re going to have to be really tough to keep it together. We just have to take them one at a time starting with San Francisco.”
“All of our guys came ready to play and Matt gave us a huge spark off the bench. He played really well and got us sharing the ball and playing the right way.”
“We’re really putting an emphasis on the defensive side of the floor and getting deflections and playing with energy. Sometimes teams try to lull us to sleep passing it around while we’re in our zone, but we stayed active.”
“It’s nice when the first one goes, but I felt like we kind of needed that. We missed some open shots early and when I got in there I just wanted to knock it down.”
Loyola Marymount head coach Max Good
"I liked the first half, but unfortunately they played 40 minutes tonight. We had trouble scoring down the stretch. Everything they did seemed to do well and everything we did we seemed to come up a little short."
On LMU's turnovers:
"I think we got a little panicked and threw the ball away a couple times. You should never throw the ball away against a zone, ever. We were trying to make stuff happen. We were tyring to hit home runs. When you play a good team you have to do it little by little. We were trying to get ahead of ourselves. We were a little too anxious and didn’t play with as much poise as we needed to, but all the credit to BYU."
"We tried to stay on our feet, the problem is I don’t know how to defend free throws. I have never figured out a way to guard free throws. He’s obviously a terrific player. He’s crafty and will get you off your feet and we wanted to just stay on the ground and not leave our feet and make him shoot fadeaways over us, but he found a way."