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BYU Basketball falters down the stretch in loss to San Diego State

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 22 BYU at San Diego State Photo by Justin Fine/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

BYU overcame a 7-point halftime deficit, but the Cougars faltered late as San Diego State ended the game on a 11-2 run to beat BYU 76-71 Saturday afternoon in Provo.

BYU went on a 21-3 second half run to open things up, but San Diego State’s length and size advantage were ultimately too much to overcome. The Aztecs out-rebounded BYU 43-27 and hit some clutch threes late to put away the Cougars.

Jake Toolson had a nice game for BYU, finishing with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. TJ Haws had his moments with 6 assists and 13 points, but he didn’t come up in some key moments when BYU really needed him.

BYU falls to 1-1 on the season and plays SUU next Wednesday.