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BYU basketball notebook: Matt Carlino playing his best basketball coming off the bench

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  • Ken Lee Pasadena, CA
    Jan. 22, 2014 5:26 a.m.

    you got to love Carleeeeeeeeeno! Go Matty….

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Jan. 21, 2014 12:26 p.m.

    There is nothing wrong with being the "white knight" coming to the rescue. It seems to be a role that Matt excels at. Keep it up!

  • fan in orem Orem, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 8:57 a.m.

    As a player, at least for me, it is all about being in the game at the end, not the beginning. Starting is a lot less important than finishing.

  • skitter Orem, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 6:33 a.m.

    Matt Carlino is the same as Tavernari. Very good shooter who needed to be dialed in occasionally.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 9:34 p.m.

    No matter that he is coming off the bench. He still scores better than wright and has about the same assists per games so a bench player is still better that utah's star player. And to think that there are even better players on the BYU team than Carlino. The future looks bright bright for BYU.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 7:53 p.m.

    For whatever reason, Carlino seems to be able to come off the bench without the personal pressure to play heroics. His issues have always seemed mental when he would play frantic and make horrible decisions. Maybe just watching for the first few minutes allows him to get into the flow of the game or knowing someone has the starting job allows himself to be just another player & play within himself. I'm fine without knowing all the details as long as he keeps doing it. Go Coug's!

  • Nate in the 808 orem, ut
    Jan. 20, 2014 4:49 p.m.

    Selective memory. Matt Carlino scored a game high 19 last year on 7-13 shooting vs Utah with 5 threes to make it 11 wins in 12 games vs the Utes.

    Utah gets a home win vs a team rebuilding with no seniors and suddenly they are Richard Sherman.

  • SamoanYfan WEST JORDAN, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    Is what Chris B. is trying to say if Carlino hadn't left a beloved prestigious PAC-12 program he'd be shooting around 60% of his shots. He shot himself in the foot by going to BYU. Isn't that right Chris?

    Onward and Upward

  • truth in all its forms henderson, NV
    Jan. 20, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    I wish they would have just let Haws play instead of sitting him the whole first half. I would rather see a star play the majority of the game and foul out than waste away on the bench.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 3:04 p.m.

    Of course BYU Hater Chris B is the first to comment on a BYU article that has nothing to do with the Utes (I admit Carlino was horrid against Utah, as was the rest of the team. It is 10 times worse than they have played in any other game all year and had they played just average, it would have been a completely different ball game, but I digress from my main point). Good job being predictable, Chris. The article is talking about how he as been dong well the past few game, which is true. The pas 4 games he has been shooting around 53% from the field. I am sure right now BYU's opponents are scared when he starts shooting. I hope he can keep it up. Go Cougars!