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Ben Brewer, Deseret News
BYU forward Nate Austin, center, claps after a BYU point during the first half of the NCAA basketball game between the BYU Cougars and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Marriott Arena, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.

PROVO — It did not take long for BYU to establish a lead over Northern Arizona University, and it only grew as the game went on.

The Cougars easily defeated the visiting Lumberjacks on Thursday night at the Marriott Center, 84-54.

As usual, big nights by Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws, who combined for a total of 42 points, led BYU to victory. Davies finished with a double-double, 27 points and 10 rebounds.

Matt Carlino tallied six of his team's 18 total assists but struggled shooting the ball as he went 3 for 9 from the field for six points.

The bright point for disheartened Northern Arizona was backup guard Michael Gunn, who scored 17 points.

Whitney O'Bannon is currently a new media sports intern for the Deseret News.