The Cougars trailed 59-58 after Jordan Baker hit a 3-pointer for Pepperdine with 1:12 remaining. Carlino's free throws with 1:03 left put BYU ahead for good. After a Waves miss, BYU ran down the shot clock and Carlino made a fall-away 3-pointer at the top of the circle to put the Cougars ahead 63-59 with 14 seconds left.
Tyler Haws led BYU (17-6, 7-2 West Coast) with 21 points -- his 15th game of 20-plus points this season. Brandon Davies added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Carlino finished with 12 points.
The Waves (10-11, 2-6), who led by as many as 12 points in the second half, got 17 points from Stacy Davis, 16 from Nikolas Skouen and 10 from Baker.
BYU returns home to host Santa Clara Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.