BYU guard Anson Winder (20) drives to the basket against Santa Clara forward Nate Kratch (43) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Tony Avelar
January 01, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Chase Fischer and Tyler Haws scored 14 apiece, and Kyle Collinsworth had 15 rebounds and six assists to lead BYU to an 81-46 win over Santa Clara on Thursday.

BYU (12-4, 2-1 West Coast Conference) opened the game with a 12-1 run and Santa Clara (6-8, 1-2) never got closer than eight from there.

Jared Brownridge hit a 3-pointer to pull Santa Clara within 14-6 with 14:38 left in the half, but BYU scored 22 of the next 24 to open up a 28-point lead about 7 minutes later.

The Cougars turned 12 Santa Clara turnovers into 20 points and held a 45-28 rebounding edge.

Santa Clara made just 17 of 56 (30 percent) field goals, including 6 of 23 from 3-point range, and 6 of 15 free throws.

Haws moved past Devin Durrant into fourth on BYU's career scoring list with 2,289 points.

Brandon Clark led Santa Clara with 12 points.

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