PROVO — BYU overcame a sluggish start in the first half but exploded in the second half to crush Longwood, 92-60, Friday night at the Marriott Center.
The Cougars trailed 10-4 in the opening minutes, and led by only six at halftime, 35-29. But BYU ran away from the Lancers in the final 20 minutes, outscoring them 57-31, and shooting a red-hot 64 percent from the floor. Charles Abouo poured in a season-high 19 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds for BYU while Noah Hartsock had 18 and Stephen Rogers added a season-high 17.
True freshman Damarcus Harrison scored a career-high 11 points while redshirt freshman Anson Winder scored a career-high eight points.
The Cougars knocked down 15 3-pointers, including three apiece by Rogers and Harrison.
Friday’s contest was the first of two home games for BYU in the Chicago Invitational. Game two is set for Tuesday against Prairie View A&M.
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