PROVO, Utah (AP) Matt Carlino scored a season-high 28 points - two short of his career high - and dished out six assists Saturday night as BYU snapped Santa Clara's five-game winning streak with a 96-79 victory.
Tyler Haws added 24 points for the Cougars (18-6, 8-2 West Coast), and Brandon Davies had 16 points and 11 rebounds. BYU shot 58 percent from the field and outscored Santa Clara 50-20 in the paint.
Kevin Foster led the Broncos (17-7, 5-4) with 18 points, and Marc Trasolini scored 15. Santa Clara fell to 0-8 against BYU since beating the Cougars in 1972.
The Broncos stayed close throughout the first half, but the Cougars came alive after halftime, outscoring Santa Clara 49-33 and leading by as many as 23.
The winning point total was one shy of the season high for the Cougars, who entered the game with the second-most total points in Division I.
On June 4, 1998, Joe Juneau scored the biggest goal in the history of the Washington Capitals.
In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, Juneau attacked the crease and shot in a rebound past a helpless Dominik Hasek in overtime to defeat the Buffalo Sabres and win the Eastern Conference.
That goal sent the Capitals to its first and, before 2018, only Stanley Cup Final.
Alex Ovechkin’s name was already etched in the history books for the Capitals several times over, but on Wednesday he added it again with the biggest goal of his career. His goal in Game 7 stood as the game-winner meaning it was the goal that sent the Capitals to their second Cup Final.
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It did not come in overtime and was not quite as dramatic as Juneau’s. In fact, no one knew the significance of the goal at the time. It came just 62 seconds into the contest. It was a significant goal, but no one realized right away that it would be an historic one.
How fitting is it that Ovechkin scored the game-winner? Ovechkin who this team was built around, who reignited the franchise and built Washington into a hockey city. After all the criticism over the years, all the talk about how he can’t win, all talk about how the team should take away the C and all the talk about how the Caps should trade him and start over, this goal was not just a moment of history, but one of vindication.
When we look back on Ovechkin’s career, at all the individual awards and accomplishments, this one single goal will stand above the rest. This was the biggest game of his career and he scored the biggest goal of his career just 62 seconds in.
There’s one way he can top that: lead the Caps past Vegas for their first Stanley Cup.