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BYU Finishes Non-Conference Play With Blowout Win Over Wyoming

12-1.

Wyoming v Brigham Young Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images

BYU’s non-conference finale looked similar to many of the other games as BYU beat Wyoming 94-68 Saturday night in Provo.

Four BYU players scored in double figures and BYU assisted on 27 of their 39 field goals. Noah Waterman and Trevin Knell were the high men with 17 points, Atiki had a career high 14 points off the bench, and Jaxson Robinson scored 10 points and missing one game with an ankle injury. Aly Khalifa dazzled with 9 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds and Richie Saunders also added 9 points off the bench.

BYU as a team shot 53% from the floor and 14-32 (44%) from three and outrebounded Wyoming 46-30. Fousseyni Traore and Marcus Adams Jr were both held out, although Fouss may come for BYU’s Big 12 opener next Saturday. He’s been out since Black Friday after hurting his knee/hamstring versus NC State.

BYU heads into Big 12 play 12-1 and ranked 2 in NET, 4 in KenPom, and 14 in the AP Poll. BYU has been blowing out a lot of inferior opponents, and the Strength of Schedule picks up considerably the next 18 games during conference play in the hardest conference in college basketball.

BYU next plays 11-2 Cincinnati Saturday night in Provo to begin Big 12 play.