BYU Beats Utah State on Last-Second Shot

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Craig Cusick tipped in a teammate's miss with under a second left, lifting BYU to a 70-68 victory over in-state rival Utah State on Tuesday night.

The Cougars (20-8) never trailed after halftime but saw Utah State tie the game at 68 on Spencer Butterfield's free throws with 56 seconds to play, completing a comeback from an 11-point second-half deficit.

BYU's Brandon Davies then missed a jumper, but Tyler Haws grabbed the offensive rebound with 35 seconds left to allow the Cougars to hold the ball for the last shot. Cusick then cleaned up a miss and scored to help BYU pull out the win.

Haws scored 27 points for the Cougars, who won despite shooting 35 percent from the field and going 4 of 21 from 3-point range.

Spencer Butterfield had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Aggies (18-7).


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