Provo, Utah — FINALLY. IT HAS HAPPENED.
BYU controlled the from start to finish in a 77-65 win over Utah.
Led by big games from Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs and big moments from the bench, BYU ended a 3-game losing streak to the Utes on the hardwood.
Bryant was hot all night, as he finished with a season high 29 points (5-7 from 3), 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
Childs was hampered by cramps in the second half, but a strong first half and 15 points on the night helped BYU get out to an early lead that they maintained throughout the game.
Perhaps the turning point of the game came in the second half. With Yoeli struggling with cramps, Utah cut a double-digit deficit to 5 points. Payton Dastrup came in, and came up with 8 quick points (including two three-pointers) to ignite the Marriott Center crowd and stretch the lead to 13.
Overall, great defensive effort (BYU held Utah to 5-22 from three) and consistent offense gave BYU a comfortable win over Utah.
BYU’s next game is Thursday versus Idaho State in Provo.