"Today was just another example of how well he can play offensively," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "He makes everything easier for his team and we just had no answer for him today."
The Cougars opened up a 23-point lead early in the second half when Kyle Collinsworth scored two quick buckets, but Arizona shot its way back to within 13 when zone-breaker Lamont Jones warmed up to score 20 second-half points.
But when Davies banked in two and then followed with a 2-and-1 on a windmill dunk, the Cougars were back in charge. Two free throws by Emery and another bomb by Fredette put the Cougars comfortably back ahead by 20 and they coasted from there, leading by 24 at one point.
"We just kept building a lead, and then we were able to hold it in the second half," Kyle Collinsworth said.
One key in BYU shutting down Arizona's high-powered offense to 35 percent shooting and holding Williams (averaging 22 points per game) to 13 points, and only three points after intermission, was the Cougars' active two-three zone that Rose switched to midway through the first half.
"I thought we could play some zone tonight. They've got some really good 3-point shooters, so I didn't think we could play as much as we did. But our guys were really active and we had our hands deflecting passes and I think it got them a little bit passive," Rose said.
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