Provo • Craig Cusick is the BYU basketball team's poster boy when it comes to having a positive attitude and building up his teammates. After all, the senior has contributed mightily to the team the past few seasons, but is still without a scholarship.
So it was fitting that on a night when the Cougars focused on team play to erase the memories of a two-game losing skid, Cusick got his seventh start of the season, and first since a Dec. 21 loss at Baylor.
Starting at the two-guard spot, Cusick scored 10 points and registered seven assists and just one turnover in 36 minutes to help the 19-8 Cougars wallop Portland 86-72 at the Marriott Center. "Whatever Coach wants," Cusick said of getting the starting nod. "It could be a matchup thing. It could be that Coach sees something. The next game I might not be starting. We are all in this together, and so whatever happens, happens. So I don't attribute it to any one thing. Just happy to be here and do all I can to help this team."