BYU basketball report card: Carlino sparks Cougars in blowout win over LMU

Published: Sunday, Jan. 12 2014 10:12 p.m. MST

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Skyler Halford went from being the No. 2 scoring option the last two games to scoring a meager two points in 20 minutes versus LMU.

Meanwhile, Carlino, who Halford recently replaced in the starting lineup, came off the bench to play 31 minutes and he knocked down 6-of-12 shots, dished four assists, grabbed three rebounds, recorded two steals and scored 18 points.

Again, good luck figuring these Cougars out.

Kyle Collinsworth was tremendous and once again filled up the stat sheet. He is becoming BYU’s version of Andre Kirilenko: not a great shooter but a versatile, all-around good player. Against LMU Saturday, Collinsworth put up a career-high 20 points on just nine shot attempts to go along with team highs with nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks. It should be noted that he also made 6-of-8 free throws and looked like he had worked on making his free-throw release smoother.

Tyler Haws had his best defensive game of the season and noticeably played with more effort and intensity. It also showed in the stats with three steals and two blocks. Haws still only had one assist, but he made up for it by hitting 13-of-14 free throws and scoring 31 points.

Rarely has a player fallen off the map as quickly as Bartley seems to have. He was a major contributor for the Cougs much of the season, but now is playing less than guys that weren’t even getting off the bench in some games. His role has seemingly been taken over by junior Anson Winder, who had not played a major role for the Cougars so far this season. Winder played an effective 20 minutes versus LMU and probably had the play of the night with a nifty around-the-back dribble, twisting reverse layup combination.

If not for Halford’s no-show in this game, the grade would have been an A+.

Grade: A-

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