BYU jumped out to an early first half lead and never looked back in a 87-73 win over San Diego Saturday night in Provo.
Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws led BYU with 29 and 26 points, respectively, and Nick Emery chipped in 15 points to round things out.
BYU came into the game already locked in as the three seed in the WCC tournament after San Francisco’s loss earlier in the day, but gained a little bit of momentum heading into the conference tournament after two losses last week.
Gavin Baxter missed the game due to an illness, and was replaced in the starting lineup by Luke Worthington; Zac Seljaas took most of those minutes off the bench and responded with 10 points and 4 assists.
BYU had one of its better shooting nights of the season, shooting 51% from the floor, 42% from distance, and 77% from the foul line of 40 (!) free throw attempts. On the defensive end, they held the Torreros to 37% shooting.
BYU will play next Saturday night in the Orleans versus the winner of the 6 vs 7/10 matchup.