BYU 80, SUU 61

• Key stretch: The Cougars set the tone early, jumping on top of the T-birds early, seizing a commanding 23-6 advantage midway through the first half.

• Key stat: BYU outrebounded SUU 39-24; the Cougars shot nearly 57 percent in the first half.

• Top performance: Sophomore Trent Plaisted scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in 27 minutes.

• SUU record: 3-2

• BYU record: 3-1

• Up next: Denver at SUU, Monday, 7 p.m.; BYU at Boise State, Wednesday, 7 p.m.