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BYU Bounces Back from Loss, Breezes Past Denver

Denver v Brigham Young Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images

After taking its first loss Saturday versus Utah, BYU was never seriously threatened in a 90-74 win over Denver Wednesday night in Provo.

Leading scorer Jaxson Robinson continued his big start to the season with 28 points on 8-16 shooting from three. Jaxson came off the bench once again and showed why he is BYU’s best player 10 games into the season with his elite shooting and plus defense on the perimeter. Noah Waterman had one of the best games of his career with a first half double double that ended with a 22 point and 14 rebound performance.

BYU raced out to a 45-25 halftime lead by as much as 28 in the second half before a late run by Denver made the final margin smaller. The three ball was a big story as it has been for much of the season, as BYU shot 12-37 compared to Denver’s 5-23 from distance. BYU followed a poor free throw performance versus Utah with a 10-11 showing at the foul line.

BYU moves to 9-1 on the season and next hosts Georgia State Saturday night in Provo. After Georgia State, BYU ends with Bellarmine and Wyoming before beginning Big 12 play January 6 versus Cincinnati.