Despite poor shooting and a double digit deficit for most of the game, BYU beat UMass 68-66 on a dunk from Yoeli Childs with 4.1 seconds left.
Here’s the courtside view of the nice dish from Jahshire Hardnett to Yoeli Childs.
BYU shot 36% from the field and an abysmal 22% from 3-point range, but a stiff zone defense and timely buckets allowed BYU to close the game on a 17-5 run.
Yoeli Childs led the way once again for BYU with 19 points and 11 boards. Elijah Bryant got hot late to finish with 18 points, and Jahshire Hardnett provided a steady hand with 10 points, 2 steals and 2 assists.
An encouraging sign was a nice game from Payton Dastrup, who played crucial minutes to end the game. Dastrup’s interior defense and late put back helped BYU complete the comeback bid.
BYU now travels up to Orem Wednesday to face UVU in the first ever meeting between the school’s on UVU’s home floor.