BYU got off to a hot start and buttoned up things late to end a 3-game losing streak to San Francisco in a 90-76 win Saturday night.
Yoeli Childs led BYU with a season high 32 points and Jake Toolson and TJ Haws each added 13 points apiece to pace the Cougars. BYU shot 55.6% from the floor and 48% from three to continue the Cougars hot shooting; BYU was the number one three point shooting team in the nation coming in and did nothing to change that. San Francisco, meanwhile, only shot 5-24 from deep after scorching BYU from deep two weeks ago.
BYU lead by 19 points at halftime and double digits for the majority of the game, but USF went with a 3⁄4 court press in the second half to slow down the Cougar offense. The Dons cut the lead to 7 points late, but back-to-back threes by Yoeli Childs and Jake Toolson in the final two minutes sealed the win.
BYU goes to Southern California for a road swing next week versus WCC bottom dwellers San Diego and LMU. Two wins there would put BYU in a good position to be in the driver’s seat for the number two seed in the WCC and a double bye to the WCC tournament semifinals.