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BYU leads Portland at halftime, 32-27

Published: Saturday, Feb. 4 2012 9:08 p.m. MST

PORTLAND, Ore. — Craig Cusick has come off the bench to score 10 points and BYU leads Portland at halftime, 32-27, at the Chiles Center.

The Cougars took an early 6-0 lead but gave up five consecutive points. The two teams traded baskets for several minutes before Cusick entered the game. He provided BYU with a boost and his second 3-pointer put the Cougars up 21-14.

The Pilots fought back and cut the deficit to two, 29-27 with two minutes remaining.

BYU is shooting just 38.5 percent from the field. The Cougars' 3-point shooting woes continue, as they've made just 3-of-9.

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