Quick Take: BYU routs Pepperdine, 86-48

Published: Saturday, Feb. 11 2012 6:09 p.m. MST

BYU's Noah Hartsock is fouled by Pepperdine's Taylor Darby as Brigham Young University and Pepperdine play men's basketball Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Provo, Utah.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

PROVO — BYU knocked down 12 3-pointers and pounded Pepperdine, 86-48, Saturday at the Marriott Center.

After making just 17 of its previous 101 attempts from behind the arc, BYU was 12-of-32 against the Waves.

Senior Charles Abouo led the way with an impressive double-double, scoring 23 points, including five 3-pointers, and pulling down 12 rebounds.

Brandon Davies (13), Anson Winder (10) and Matt Carlino (10) also scored in double-figures. Winder drilled three 3-pointers.

BYU led at halftime, 46-25, and didn't let up. The Cougars opened the second half on a 21-4 run to go up 67-29.

Senior forward Noah Hartsock recorded three blocks, giving him 167 for his career, moving past Russell Larson (166) for No. 3 on BYU's all-time list.

Halftime Quick Take

PROVO — BYU just may have ended its 3-point shooting slump.

After hitting only 17-of-101 3-point attempts in its previous six games, the Cougars knocked down their first three 3-pointers and six for the half as they lead Pepperdine at intermission, 46-25.

Charles Abouo leads all scorers with 17 points, including three 3-pointers. Noah Hartsock recorded two blocks in the first half, giving him 166 for his career, and tying him with Russell Larson for No. 3 all-time in school history.

Leading 15-7, BYU enjoyed a 16-0 run to take a 31-7 advantage with nine minutes left in the half.

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