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BYU Basketball falls on the road to San Francisco

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

BYU dug itself into a first half hole and never really threatened the rest of the way as they fell on the road to San Francisco, 82-63.

After going up 15-13 early, BYU then went on a 7-minute scoring drought during a 16-0 USF run. The Cougars pulled to within 6 at around the 13-minute mark in the second half, but USF quickly went on a 7-0 run to put the game out of reach.

BYU’s defense struggled all night, as USF shot 64% from the field and 47% from distance. San Francisco’s size also gave BYU problems on the defensive glass, with the Dons outrebounding BYU 34-20.

Yoeli Childs led BYU with 25 points, but TJ Haws (12 points) was the only other Cougar in double figures.

The result puts USF at 16-3 on the season and BYU at 12-9.

BYU’s lone game next week is at home versus St Mary’s before welcoming Gonzaga to the Marriott Center.