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BYU falters down the stretch in OT loss to St. Mary’s

BYU loses a heartbreaker to St. Mary’s

Brigham Young v Saint Mary's Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

BYU held the lead for most of the game, but St. Mary’s took control of the game late and rolled in OT leading to a 74-64 loss for the Cougars.

Both star big men dominated the game, as St. Mary’s Jock Landale finished with 31 points and Yoeli Childs with 29.

BYU held St. Mary’s in check from deep for most of the game, but the threes finally started falling late for St. Mary’s as BYU’s defense ran out of gas at the end. Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws, and Elijah Bryant all played over 40 minutes. St. Mary’s was 9-27 (33%) for three while BYU was 5-13 (38.5%) from deep.

BYU had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but a open Zac Seljaas three on a pass from a driving Elijah Bryant was off at the final second half buzzer.

BYU (12-3, 1-1) now travels to San Francisco for a bay area double header next Thursday and Saturday.