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BYU Basketball cruises past Oral Roberts

2 down, 1 to go

NCAA Basketball: Brigham Young at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

If you watched Tuesday’s win versus Northwestern State, Thursday’s win versus Oral Roberts probably seemed very similar.

BYU came out of the gates slow once again, but opened it up late in the first half for a comfortable 85-65 win over Oral Roberts to move to 3-1.

Yoeli Childs recorded another double double as he finished with a team high 24 points and 14 rebounds. Jahshire Hardnett also had a nice night, as he finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

After being tied at 23, the Cougars went into halftime up 43-31 and never looked back. Freshman Connor Harding had another effective night, with all 10 of his points coming in the first half to help BYU pull away. Harding also added 7 rebounds.

Continuing a common theme from these first four games, BYU had another poor 3-point shooting night. The team shot 6-24 from distance (25%), with Yoeli Childs’ 2-4 night the lone bright spot. BYU has largely managed to offset poor 3-point shooting due to playing inferior opponents, but will need to start making shots once the level of competition increases.

BYU plays Alabama A&M Saturday afternoon in the final of three home games this week.