PROVO, Utah -- 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.
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.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
Recruiting reporter Jeff Borzello has gotten grilled for his selections of underachieving and overachieving college basketball programs. He joins Phil Murphy to explain his rankings.