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BYU basketball: 3 keys in the Cougars' 84-50 victory over Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The BYU men's basketball team rolled to aan 84-50 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday night. The Cougars (15-4, 4-2 WCC) dominated the Broncos (6-12, 3-3) in rebounds (41-18), assists (26-13) and field-goal shooting (60.8-33.3)

Turning point: BYU went on an 11-0 run after 11:12 into the first half to break the game wide open.

The hero: Sophomore forward Yoeli Childs nearly had a triple double (22 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high eight assists)

3 keys:

• BYU shot 79 percent from the field in the first half — by far the Cougars' best shooting performance of a half this season.

• TJ Haws appeared to break out his slump, hitting 4 of 5 from the 3-point line on his way to a 14-point performance.

• BYU outrebounded Santa Clara 19-2 in the first half.

Almanac: Won 2

Next 3:

Thursday vs. Loyola Marymount (6-10, 1-4), 9 p.m. MST

Jan. 20 vs. San Diego (12-5, 3-2), 7 p.m. MST

Jan. 25 at Saint Mary's (17-2, 6-0), 8 p.m. MST