BYU (14-3, 2-0) maintained its grip on first place in the West Coast Conference standings with a hard-fought 52-43 victory over Saint Mary’s Saturday night at the Marriott Center. 

Here are three keys to the Cougars’ win:

  • BYU outshot Saint Mary’s 39%-29% overall from the field. The Cougars hit 1 of 13 3-pointers while the Gaels made 4 of 23.
  • The Cougars forced 19 Saint Mary’s turnovers and scored 12 points off those turnovers. 
  • Te’Jon Lucas was the only BYU player to score double figures with 10. Trevin Knell and Fousseyni Traore each scored nine and Traore also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.