Another year, another loss in Moraga.
St Mary’s pulled away late in the first half and BYU never threatened the Gaels in the second half as St Mary’s won 88-66.
The game was tied at 25 with under 6 minutes to go in the first half, but St Mary’s went on a 17-4 run to pull away and not ever look back the rest of the night.
Saint Mary’s offense was flowing all game, as the Gaels shot 55% from the field and turned the ball over only seven times. Jordan Ford, the leading scorer in the WCC, led the Gaels with 23 points and South Florida transfer Malik Fitts added 18 points.
BYU could never get in a rhythm offensively and ended the night shooting 40.7% from the floor. Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws each scored over 20 points and Nick Emery added 13 points, but the rest of team scored only 12 combined points on 4-19 shooting. byu
After nearly a month away from Provo, BYU (9-8) now travels home for a pair of home games versus Portland and Santa Clara.