Recap: BYU vs. Pepperdine
Provo, UT (Sports Network) - Tyler Haws scored a game-high 24 points as the BYU Cougars posted a 76-51 win over the Pepperdine Waves in West Coast Conference action at the Marriott Center.
Also scoring in double figures for the Cougars (13-4, 3-0 WCC) as they won their fifth straight and the eighth in the last nine outings, were Brandon Davies and Matt Carlino with 19 and 13 points, respectively, the former also pulling down a game-high nine rebounds.
The Waves (9-7, 1-2) were paced by Jordan Baker with 20 points, the only double-digit scorer for the visitors as they lost for the second time in the last three outings.
Pepperdine led by as many as nine points in the first half as the Cougars shot a dismal 28.1 percent from the floor, including 2-of-11 behind the 3-point line in the frame. However, thanks to 10-of-12 shooting at the free-throw line, BYU was able to stay close at the break and trail by just five points at intermission, 35-30.
In the second half the Cougars erupted for 58.1 percent shooting from the floor and held the Waves to a mere six made field goals in the period, en route to the 25-point win.
In addition to scoring 23 points off 16 Pepperdine turnovers, the Cougars kept good care of the ball with just six miscues of their own.Game Notes