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BYU Basketball breezes by San Diego ahead of Saturday’s Gonzaga matchup

Number one Gonzaga on deck.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 02 San Diego at BYU Photo by Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

BYU came out a little sluggish but pulled away in the second half for a 93-70 win over San Diego in Provo.

The Cougars were without Yoeli Childs for the third straight game, but got contributions from all over the floor. All five BYU players finished with double digit points, led by a career high 21 points from Kolby Lee on a perfect 8-8 shooting. TJ Haws added 19 points on 8-11 shooting and Jake Toolson chipped in 14 points. BYU shot 55% from the floor and 50% from three.

San Diego raced out to a 19-11 lead, but BYU increased the defensive intensity and held the Toreros to 36.4% shooting. Despite being undersized once again, BYU owned the paint and outscored USD 42-14 in the paint.

BYU next travels to #1 Gonzaga Saturday night to try to pull off a huge upset in Spokane.