"I thought that it was a really well played game," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "Offensively, both teams were hard to stop. We had a hard time stopping them so we had to score to keep up."
Davies scored a game-high 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting. Carlino and Hartsock each added 21 points to give the Cougars (15-4, 4-1) three players with more than 20 points for the first time since March 6, 2010 against TCU. Carlino dished out a game-high eight assists.
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Senior Charles Abouo also scored in double figures with 13 points. The win gives the Cougars their fourth-straight West Coast Conference victory.
Davies led BYU with 17 points in the first half, a career best for a single half. He hit six of his 10 shots and scored 10 straight points midway through the half to put BYU up 30-26.
Both teams shot well from the field in the opening 20 minutes, as BYU hit 15 of 28 (53.6%) of their shots while SCU nailed 15-29 (51.7%). The two teams also shot 50 percent or better from beyond the arc, as BYU hit 4 of 8 and the Broncos made 6 of 11.
Carlino hit two of BYU’s four threes in the half and joined Davies in double figures with 10 points. Junior Craig Cusick ended the half with a big three to give the Cougars a 45-42 lead at the break.
Hartsock and Abouo got off to a fast start in the second half with a combined 13 points in the first five minutes of play. Abouo nailed a three in transition at the 15:35 mark that gave BYU its first double digit lead of the game at 62-50.
After pulling ahead by 12, the Cougars did not let Santa Clara back in the game. Carlino and Brock Zylstra each hit a trey to give BYU a 17-point lead at 86-69, a lead the Cougars would maintain for the remainder of the game.
"Going into this game I didn't think we would have to score 95 to win but I knew we would have to score," Rose said. "I'm proud of our guys and I look forward to the game on Monday."
The Cougars continue their WCC schedule with a game at San Diego on Monday at 7 p.m. PST. The game will be broadcast on BYUtv and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
BYU basketball will host Santa Clara in a West Coast Conference matchup on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. MST.
- 2011-12 Record: 14-4
- WCC Record: 3-1
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 173-49 (7th)
- Record at BYU: Same
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- 2011-12 Record: 8-8
- WCC Record: 0-3
- Head Coach: Kerry Keating
- Alma Mater: Seton Hall, 1993
- Career Record: 74-75 (5th)
- Record at Santa Clara: Same
- BYU leads 15-5
- Last Meeting: BYU won 87-74, 12/31/04
- In Provo 9-2
- At Santa Clara 3-3
- Neutral 3-0
- Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 • 6 p.m. MST
- Provo, Utah • Marriott Center (22,700)
- TV: ESPNU
- TV Talent: Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and Sean Farnham (analyst)
- Live Video: ESPN3.com
- Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM
- BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Mark Durrant (analyst)
- Live Audio: KSL.com
- Live Stats: BYUcougars.com
- At San Diego
- Monday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. PT
- TV BYUtv
- Online Video BYUtv.org
- Radio KSL Newsradio
- Online Audio KSL.com
- Dave Rose is second in program history in wins (173) and first in winning percentage (.779).
- Brock Zylstra tied a BYU record with 6-consecutive 3s without a miss against San Francisco.
- Against San Francisco, BYU assisted on 27 of 29 field goals (93.1 percent), the third-best single-game ratio in program history.
- Craig Cusick is 6 of 7 from 3 in four league games, including a 3 of 3 effort at Loyola Marymount.