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BYU breezes past Westminster in final exhibition

Onto Nevada!

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at Brigham Young Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

No injuries and a chance to see everyone on the floor. BYU accomplished its two biggest tasks of the final exhibition tuneup in a comfortable 72-43 win over Division 2 Westminster.

Yoeli Childs led BYU with 14 points and 14 rebounds as BYU’s talent and superior length were too much for Westminster. Freshman Gavin Baxter showed off his length and athleticism as he finished the night with 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks on a perfect 4-4 shooting night.

BYU struggled from the arc, particularly in the first half, as they finished 7-22 (31%) for the night. Yoeli Childs hit two threes on back-to-back possessions in the first half and freshman big man Kolby Lee hit from the corner to give BYU their first three made threes of the night.

BYU now faces one of the biggest tests of the season as they travel to Reno to go up against #7 Nevada Tuesday night. UNR is coming off a Sweet 16 season and returns most of its core to go along along with a few talented transfers and highly rated freshman.

BYU will be big underdogs on the road against one of the top teams in the country, but they have a opportunity to make a huge statement on the opening night of the college basketball season.