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Brigham Young Cougars forward Yoeli Childs (23) blocks Loyola Marymount Lions guard James Batemon (5) shot as the Brigham Young Cougars take on the Loyola Marymount Lions at the Marriott Center in Provo on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

PROVO — BYU extended its winning streak to three games by leading throughout in a 82-67 victory over Loyola Marymount at the Marriott Center on Thursday night.

The turning point: After Loyola Marymount cut its deficit to single digits on a 3-pointer by Donald Gipson with 6:11 to play, BYU scored the next eight points to salt the game away.

The hero: Elijah Bryant had a game-high 29 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and added eight rebounds, three steals and two assists. Yoeli Childs had 15 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and two assists.

3 keys

  • BYU outshot Loyola Marymount from the field, 59.5 percent to 43.6 percent.
  • The Cougars lead for 39 minutes, 47 seconds in the game.
  • BYU had 18 assists, compared to 11 for the Lions.
BYU almanac: 16-4, 5-2 West Coast Conference, Won 3

Next 3

Vs. San Diego (13-6, 4-3), Saturday, 7 p.m. MST

At Saint Mary's (18-2, 7-0), Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

Vs. Pacific (10-10, 5-2), Jan. 27, 7 p.m.