BYU's Kyle Collinsworth (5) shoots against Santa Clara's Nate Kratch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
David Becker
March 08, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) Tyler Haws had 30 points, and hit the game-winning jumper with 2.5 seconds left, to lead second-seeded BYU over seventh-seeded Santa Clara 78-76 on Saturday in the West Coast Conference quarterfinals.

BYU (24-8) will face sixth-seeded Portland (17-14) in the semis on Monday.

BYU's Skyler Halford drove for layups on consecutive possessions to make it a five-point game with 3:54 left.

After trading baskets, Brandon Clark drained one from way downtown to make it a two-point game. Then Jarvis Pugh stripped it and Jared Brownridge went the other way for a layup to tie it at 76 with 28 seconds remaining.

But on a set play, Haws nailed a pull-up jumper from 17 feet and Clark's mid-court heave to win as time expired was short.

Santa Clara (14-18) was led by Brownridge with 29 points and Clark finished with 23.

The teams were tied at halftime at 36.

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