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3 takeaways from BYU’s 80-52 win over Pacific

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FILE — Brigham Young Cougars forward Caleb Lohner (33) goes to the hoop, drawing a foul from Pacific Tigers forward Jeremiah Bailey (13)

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

BYU improved to 16-5 overall and 7-3 in WCC play with a blowout win over Pacific.

Here are three takeaways from the Cougars’ victory.

  • After a back-and-forth start to the contest with both teams trading baskets, BYU pulled away for good with about eight minutes remaining in the first half. Up just one point after a Jordan Bell 3-pointer, the Cougars closed the half on an 18-7 run to go up 38-26 at the break. BYU kept up the pressure in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 42-26.

  • Caleb Lohner led the Cougars in scoring with 19 points and nine rebounds. He was 6 of 8 from the field, including a blistering 5 of 6 from 3-point range. His 19 points set his BYU career high.
  • Four BYU players scored in double figures in a well-rounded offensive night for the Cougars. Lohner led the team with 19, while Alex Barcello and Trevin Knell each scored 15 points and Brandon Averette added 10.