BYU 89, UC Santa Barbara 75

BYU 89, UC Santa Barbara 75

Published Dec. 22, 2011 11:46 p.m. ET

Matt Carlino scored 22 points and Noah Hartsock 21 to guide BYU past UC Santa Barbara 89-75 on Thursday night.

Brandon Davies added 17 and Charles Abouo 16 for the Cougars (10-3), who won their second in a row. Carlino also had six assists.

Orlando Johnson and James Nunnally scored 22 points apiece for the Gauchos (5-5), who dropped their third straight. Jaime Serna added 12 points and Kyle Boswell 10. Johnson had a game-high nine rebounds.

Though making three fewer baskets than UC Santa Barbara, BYU's big advantage came at the free throw line. The Cougars converted 27 of 37 foul shots - including 9 of 9 by Abouo and 7 of 8 by Hartsock - to just 7 of 12 for the Gauchos.


Hartsock and Nunnally have reached double figures in every game this season.