"It's just experience for him. He's comfortable and he's been in those situations before," Zylstra said. "We all trust him to hit those shots. He steps up and makes them, and makes big plays for us."
Earlier this season, Cusick started seven straight games, but has been coming off the bench the past five contests. He said he's comfortable with his role.
"Obviously, everyone wants to start, but you do what the coach wants, because he knows what's best for the team," Cusick said. "I'm happy coming off the bench. I'm happy doing whatever coach needs to help my team win. You've got to throw your ego aside and just play."
BYU (13-4, 3-0) at Santa Clara (12-5, 1-2)
Santa Clara, Calif.
2:30 p.m., MT
TV: Root Sports
Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
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