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Jacob Wiegand,
Brigham Young Cougars forward Luke Worthington (41) and forward Yoeli Childs (23) grab for the ball during the team's matchup against the Santa Clara Broncos at the Marriott Center in Provo on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

PROVO — BYU returned home and ended a two-game losing skid, beating Santa Clara 80-58 Thursday night at the Marriott Center.

Turning point: BYU went on a 13-0 run, including six straight points in a 45-second span, to turn a 50-45 lead into a 63-45 edge in the second half.

The hero: Yoeli Childs had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to go with five assists and a blocked shot.

3 keys

  • The Cougars shot 58.6 percent from the field, including 65.4 in the second half, while Santa Clara shot 41 percent from the field.
  • BYU owned the paint, finishing with a 37-27 rebounding edge and a 54-28 advantage in points in the paint.
  • The Cougars had four players in double-figure scoring: Childs, Elijah Bryant (14), TJ Haws (14) and Dalton Nixon (12).
BYU almanac: 19-7, 8-5 West Coast Conference, Won 1

Next 3

Vs. San Francisco (14-12, 6-7), Saturday, 2 p.m. MST (BYUtv)

At Pepperdine (4-21, 1-12), Feb. 15, 8 p.m. (BYUtv)

At San Diego (16-9, 7-6), Feb. 17, 2 p.m. (AT&T SportsNet RM)