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3 keys in BYU’s 89-71 win over Weber State

Brigham Young Cougars guard Te’Jon Lucas (3) drives on Weber State Wildcats forward Dyson Koehler (44) in Ogden on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021.
Brigham Young Cougars guard Te’Jon Lucas (3) drives on Weber State Wildcats forward Dyson Koehler (44) in Ogden on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

BYU bounced back from last week’s loss to Creighton to defeat Weber State 89-71 Saturday night at the Dee Events Center in Ogden. The Cougars improved to 9-2 on the season.

Here are three keys to the Cougars’ win:

  • BYU hit 16 3-pointers, just two shy of the school record of 18. The Cougars made 16 of 26 from 3.
  • Alex Barcello didn’t score his first point until 2:38 left in the first half, but after scoring five points in the first half, he finished with a game-high 23. He made 5 of 6 from 3-point territory.
  • BYU trailed briefly at the start of the game but it took control midway through the first half. The Cougars built a double-digit first half lead of 12 and led by as many as 22 late in the game.