Following a disappointing one-point loss to the Pacific Tigers last Saturday, the BYU Cougars rebounded Thursday night at home with a 83-63 win over the Pepperdine Waves.
The turning point: Over the final 2:03 of the first half and the opening 4:19 of the second, the Cougars went on a 21-6 run to stretch a two-point lead to 17, and they didn’t look back.
- BYU shot over 58 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the 3-point line
- The Cougars made 18 free throws on 27 attempts compared to just eight on 13 tries for the Waves.
- BYU committed just 10 turnovers, while the Waves finished with 16.
Cougars almanac: 14-4, Won 1
The hero: Elijah Bryant scored a game-high 25 points, 13 of which came during the key stretch. Yoeli Childs added 21 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals and a blocked shot for the Cougars.
Next up: at Santa Clara (6-10), Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. MT
On deck: vs. Loyola Marymount (5-10), Thursday, Jan. 18, 9 p.m. MT