Halford shines in starting role as BYU wins big

On a night where BYU coach Dave Rose decided to make some changes in his rotation, it was the insertion of Skyler Halford into the starting lineup that paid the biggest dividends as the Cougars thumped San Diego 87-53 on Saturday night.

Halford replaced Matt Carlino in the starting lineup and had by far the best game of his young BYU career.  Halford shot 11-for-16 from the field and 4-for-8 from 3-point range on his way to a season-high 28 points to go along with two assists and three rebounds.

The Cougars also got solid efforts from Tyler Haws, Kyle Collinsworth and Eric Mika.

Haws And Mika each finished in double figures with 17 and 13 points respectively while Collinsworth led the Cougars with eight assists as well as grabbing seven rebounds and scoring 12 points.  As for Matt Carlino; he finished the night with six points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal coming off the bench.

San Diego was led by Chris Sarbaugh who finished with 10 points of the bench.

The win snapped a four game losing streak for the 9-7 Cougars.

BYU will be back on in action on Thursday night as they take on Pepperdine.

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