BYU defeated San Francisco 72-63 at the War Memorial Gym on Saturday, turning the former 10-point deficit into another solid victory.
These are the three points of the game:
- The Cougars (11-3, 2-1 West Coast Conference) trailed 47-44 with 8:04, and were behind by eight points early in the second half and 10 points in the first half, but the momentum changed the run to win BYU Provides cushioning. The Cougars took a 68-51
- BYU kept the Dons (9-7, 3-3 WCC) shooting percentage at 38.1% during the game, while the Cougars shot 44.8%, of which BYU shot 51.7% in the second half. BYU also has a considerable advantage on the free throw line-the Cougars made 15 of 18 shots and San Francisco made 2 of 3 shots-Baccello led BYU with 19 points. Hhalil Shabazz scored 30 points and hit 8 three-pointers in the defeat.
- The Cougars have an advantage in the paint with a 45-28 rebounding advantage, which leads to a 40-18 scoring advantage in the paint. Haward scored 13 points and 11 rebounds, Gideon George added 12 points, Haarms scored 9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks.