BYU picked up a massive confidence boosting victory by defeating Saint Mary’s by a score of 84 to 71.
After trailing by a lot early, BYU put together a steady run at the end of the first half and into the second half and took a lead, which they never gave up.
The Cougars were led by Tyler Haws, who dropped 33 points. It was Haws third 30-plus point game in the last four games.
Brad Waldow was the gaels leading scorer on the night with 25. Stephen Holt and James Walker III also scored in double figures with 16 and 11 points respectively. Holt’s 8 rebounds and 3 assists were also team-highs for the Gaels.
The Gaels, who have previously been dominant against BYU in the Marriott Center, dropped their first game in that venue since the Cougars joined the West Coast Conference in 2011. The Gaels are now 2-1 at the Marriott Center since said joining.
BYU improves to 7-4 and moves up to second place in the West Coast Conference with the victory. The Gaels fall to 6-4 with the loss and drop to fourth place. Saint Mary’s fell from second to fourth in a sequence of just 3 days.