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Santa Clara routed by BYU, five-game win streak snapped

Jan 5, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Kelly Olynyk (13) controls the ball ahead of Santa Clara Broncos forward Marc Trasolini (15) during the second half at Leavey Center. The Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Santa Clara Broncos 81-74. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Clara got its second shot against BYU and it played out in similar fashion of their last meeting.

Matt Carlino dropped a season high 28 points on the Broncos to help BYU cruise to the 96-79 West Coast Conference win, completing the sweep of Santa Clara.

The Broncos (17-7, 5-4 WCC) were within one at halftime but had its offensive game leave them in the second. Santa Clara shot 31 percent in the second half and saw BYU go on a 27-8 run, which put the Cougars up 81-61.

Santa Clara had something similar happen back on Jan. 12 against BYU. They played even for a half and saw BYU go on an 18-0 run in the second.

Carlino also had six assists to go along with his 28 points, which was two off his career-high. Tyler Haws continued his stellar play with 24 points on 11-for 17 shooting.

BYU (18-6, 8-2) shot 60 percent in the second half and 58 percent for the game.

Kevin Foster had a team-high 18 points on 6-for-18 shooting and nine assists. Marc Trasolini had another solid performance with 15 points and eight rebounds.

Santa Clara had five players in double figures.

Topics: BYU Cougars, NCAA, Santa Clara Broncos Basketball, West Coast Conference Basketball

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