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Jack Urquhart | Posted: 2 Mar 2019 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Jack Urquhart

Cougars hold off Toreros to end regular season with a win


BYU vs. San Diego Postgame Notes

BYU vs. San Diego Box Score

PROVO, Utah – Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws put up big offensive numbers to help BYU beat San Diego 87-73 in the regular season finale Saturday at the Marriott Center.

"It was a hard-fought game," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "I’m glad for our guys to get a big win and some momentum going into the tournament next week."

Childs had 29 points and 13 rebounds for the Cougars (19-12, 11-5). Haws knocked down 3 of 4 3-pointers and 11 of 12 free throws for 28 points. He also recorded five rebounds and four assists.

BYU’s quick 8-3 lead was sparked by Nick Emery’s 3-point play on the first Cougar possession. Halfway through the first half, BYU led 21-10 after a 10-0 run.

With 7:30 left in the half, Haws hit a long 3-pointer to make it 27-15 for the Cougars. After making five-straight from the field, BYU led 36-23 with four minutes on the clock.

A run from the Toreros made it a 39-32 Cougar lead. Childs made a pair of free throws with just under a minute to give BYU a 41-32 lead at the half.

Six minutes into the second half, Childs completed a 3-point play to put BYU up a game-high 18 points at 58-40. They gained a 19-point lead with 10 minutes remaining when Haws hit a 3 from the wing. Seconds later, Connor Harding’s free throw made it 69-49.

San Diego cut the BYU lead to single digits at 75-66 with just over four minutes left to play. With 2:19 on the clock, The Toreros had narrowed it to a 79-73 Cougar advantage.

BYU kept San Diego at a comfortable distance down the stretch with a couple of steals and free throws. The Cougars won by a final of 87-73.

Prior to the game, seniors McKay Cannon and Luke Worthington were honored for their careers at BYU.

The Cougars next play in the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas, which begins on March 7.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 1 Mar 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

Regular season concludes with San Diego


BYU Game Notes

BYU basketball will conclude the regular season by hosting San Diego Saturday at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. BYU is 18-12 overall and 10-5 in league play while the Toreros are 18-12 and 7-8.

Prior to Saturday's game, BYU will honor seniors Luke Worthington and McKay Cannon. Worthington is a four-year letterwinner, a two-time team captain who has started 62 games in his career. Cannon is a two-year letterwinner who began his career at Weber State. He has started 16 games this season, including the last 15-straight.

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

  • With one game to play, BYU is third in the West Coast Conference standings at 10-5, one game ahead of 9-6 San Francisco. With a Cougar win or a Don loss on Saturday, BYU will secure the three seed heading into the West Coast Conference Championships at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
  • Since joining the West Coast Conference in 2011-12, BYU is 13-5 vs. San Diego, including 7-0 in the Marriott Center. Last season, the Cougars defeated the Toreros 74-58 in Provo behind a 24-point effort from TJ Haws.
  • Freshman Gavin Baxter has totaled 32 blocks in 29 games played, ranking him fifth in total blocks and fourth in blocks per game by a BYU freshman. He has emerged as a defensive presence over the last 12 games, averaging 2.0 blocks per game during that stretch.

BYU Cougars (18-12, 10-5 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 347-134 (14th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

San Diego Toreros (18-12, 7-8 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Sam Scholl
  • Alma Mater: San Diego, 2001
  • Career Record: 18-12 (1st)
  • Record at San Diego: Same

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst), Spencer Linton (courtside)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2, KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats:

Series Information

  • Series Record: 15-5
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 88-82 (OT), 02/14/19
  • H/A/N: 8-0/5-4/2-1
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