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3 keys in the BYU Cougars' 83-63 win over the Pepperdine Waves

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.

3 keys:

  • 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