SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Matt Carlino scored 15 points and had nine assists, and BYU shot a season-high 61.5 percent as the Cougars beat Santa Clara 91-81 Saturday night.
Robert Garrett's dunk nearly 7 minutes into the game pulled Santa Clara within 12-10, but Anson Winder scored eight straight points for the Cougars, sparking a 10-2 run and pushing the lead to double digits.
BYU (13-7, 5-2 West Coast Conference) made 7 of 9 from 3-point range and out-rebounded the Broncos 21-13 in the first half while taking a 47-30 advantage into the break.
The Cougars led by as much as 24 and Santa Clara (10-11, 3-5), despite shooting 17 of 30 from the field and 7 of 12 from 3-point range in the second half, couldn't recover.
Winder finished with 16 points while Kyle Collinsworth added 18 points.