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Katherine Carling | Posted: 17 Nov 2018 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Katherine Carling

Team effort gives BYU a 91-60 win over Alabama A&M


BYU vs. Alabama A&M Box Score

BYU vs. Alabama A&M Game Notes

PROVO, Utah – Three Cougars scored in double digits as BYU defeated Alabama A&M 91-60 Saturday in the Marriott Center in the second game of the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup.

"It was good to see our guys in a rhythm offensively," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "I think it was the best we’ve executed and finished for long periods of time this season."

BYU’s (4-1) Yoeli Childs had his fifth-straight double-double – 25th of his career – with 18 points and 12 rebounds. TJ Haws led the Cougars in points with 19 and he dished out a game-high of six assists. Zac Seljaas was the third Cougar to score in double figures with 15 points on a season-best 5 of 8 shooting from downtown. They scored 24 fast-break points compared to zero for Alabama A&M (0-4).

Childs had a dunk to extend the early Cougar lead to 6-0 in the fourth minute of the first half. Haws later made two jumpers to bring BYU up 19-7. Back on defense, Haws stole the ball and laid it in to make it 21-7.

The Cougars had an 11-0 run against the Bulldogs to bring the lead to 23-7 with 8:57 left in the first half. After some Alabama A&M scoring, Childs brought it back for BYU with a dunk over the Bulldog defense. With six minutes left in the half, Seljaas drained a 3 from the top of the key, making the Cougar lead 29-14.

With 3:36 left in the half, Haws dished the ball in from the top of the key to Childs where he made a jumper to extend the lead to 37-17. On the following possession, Dalton Nixon dunked the ball, bringing the score to 39-20 for the Cougars. With 24 seconds left in the half, Seljaas hit a three and BYU led 46-24 going into halftime. Childs led the Cougars with 12 points and Haws trailed with 10.

BYU had a quick start in the second half with Haws draining a three on the Cougars’ first possession. Nixon followed with a layup on the next possession, making BYU’s lead 51-26 in the second minute of the half. Childs snagged the rebound off a Cougar shot and put it in to bring the lead to 60-34 with 15:11 in the second half.

Seljaas hit 3’s on consecutive possessions, bringing the lead for BYU to 66-34. Halfway through the second half, Childs drove into the paint and laid the ball off to Luke Worthington who put it in, increasing the Cougar lead to 75-41. Harding drove the ball down the court and penetrated through the Alabama A&M defense to lay the ball in, making it 87-50 for BYU with 7:34 left in the game.

Rylan Bergersen shot one-and-one on free throws, increasing the lead comfortably to 91-55 with 3:41 left in the game. The Cougars stayed tight on defense for the remainder of the game and limited the Bulldogs on offense. BYU ended the game with a 31-point lead as the final score was 91-60.  

BYU takes on Rice at home in the Marriott Center as part of the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast live on BYUtv and BYU Radio Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2 and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.


Kyle Chilton | Posted: 16 Nov 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

Three game week ends with Alabama A&M


BYU Game Notes

BYU men's basketball will play its third game in five days when it hosts Alabama A&M as part of the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup on Saturday at 4 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center.

Saturday's game will be televised live on BYUtv. The game with also be broadcast live on the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2 and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

BYU Storylines

  • Yoeli Childs posted his fourth-straight double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds vs. Oral Roberts – a career-best streak for the junior. He now has 24 career double-doubles, tied for 11th all-time. Childs also reached 1,000 career points, becoming the 51st Cougar and 15th under Dave Rose to reach the milestone.
  • Against Oral Roberts, Jahshire Hardnett had one of his best games in a BYU uniform, totaling 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. He hit 6 of 11 from the field and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line. Hardnett has scored at least nine points in all four games and reached double figures twice. Through four games, he is more than doubling his scoring average from last season, 12.8 to 6.0.
  • Freshman Connor Harding scored 10 points vs. Oral Roberts, his second-straight game in double figures.

BYU Cougars (3-1, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 332-123 (14th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Alabama A&M (0-3, 0-0 SWAC)

  • Head Coach: Dylan Howard
  • Alma Mater: UAB, 1992
  • Division I Career Record: 0-3 (1st)
  • Record at Alabama A&M: Same

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2, FM 100.3
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats:

Series Information

  • Series Record: First Meeting
  • Last Meeting: First Meeting
  • H/A/N: 0-0/0-0/0-0
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