BYU 86, Portland 72
PROVO, Utah (AP)
Tyler Haws scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds Saturday night to lead BYU to an easy 86-72 win over Portland.
Haws was 13 of 19 from the field and now has scored 20 or more points 18 times this season. Brandon Davies added 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting for the Cougars (19-8, 9-4 West Coast), while Matt Carlino and Craig Cusick had 10 points and seven assists apiece. The Cougars shot 60 percent from the field in improving to 9-0 all-time against Portland.
Thomas van der Mars had 19 points and Tanner Riley chipped in 15 for the Pilots (9-18, 2-10).
BYU never trailed, leading 46-25 at halftime and by as many as 24 in the second half. Portland ended the game on an 8-0 run to close the gap somewhat.
The Cougars retired the jerseys of BYU legends Mel Hutchins and Roland Minson during a halftime ceremony.