Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
PROVO — BYU guard Anson Winder started his first game since at Utah on Dec. 10, and it's proven to be a good move.
Winder has been a catalyst in the Cougars' 38-24 lead over Gonzaga at halftime at the Marriott Center.
At intermission, Winder has seven points, three steals and three assists as BYU ended the half on a 25-9 run.
Freshman guard Damarcus Harrison hit the Cougars' first 3-pointer of the night, with 2:25 remaining in the first half, to give BYU a 34-22 advantage.
The Cougars sprinted to a 7-2 lead thanks to back-to-back steals by Winder. The Bulldogs battled back to take a 10-7 lead.
A jumper by Noah Hartsock put BYU up, 17-15, an advantage the Cougars didn't relinquish the rest of the half.
BYU's Charles Abouo has three first-half fouls.
- Why one Mormon man left Hollywood to be a...
- Best and worst of the BYU, Utah and USU...
- High school football: 4A all-state teams
- BYU fan reflects: 6 lessons I learned at...
- High school football: 5A All-State teams
- Utah Jazz: Jazz forward Richard Jefferson...
- NFL watch: How local players fared in week 14...
- High school football: East's Ula Tolutau...
- BYU football: Cougars to play... 104
- Crystal ball commentary: National... 98
- Utah football: Utah coach Kyle... 81
- Utah basketball: Utes rally to defeat... 68
- Florida St-Auburn title game to usher... 50
- Best and worst of the BYU, Utah and USU... 48
- Utah basketball: Runnin' Utes bounce... 43
- Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette likes... 34