LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs combined to score 49 points and No. 3 seed BYU advanced to the West Coast Conference semifinals for the fifth straight year after posting an 85-79 win over sixth-seeded San Diego in a tournament quarterfinal Saturday at the Orleans Arena.
The Cougars (23-9) will face the Saint Mary's-Pepperdine winner in the second of two semifinals Monday.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Ho hum, it's another West Coast Conference championship for Gonzaga.
Johnathan Williams scored 16 points, and the sixth-ranked Bulldogs clinched the conference title with a 79-65 victory over BYU on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (27-4, 17-1) have won at least a share of 18 of the past 19 regular-season WCC championships, including each of the past six seasons.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs scored 15 points apiece and Brigham Young defeated Portland 72-60 on Thursday night.
Dalton Nixon added 14 points for the Cougars (22-8, 11-6 West Coast Conference) and Childs had 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double. The third-place Cougars close the regular season at home on Saturday against league-leader and No. 6 ranked Gonzaga.
Marcus Shaver Jr. scored 21 points for the Pilots (10-20, 4-13), who dropped their fifth straight.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro came off the bench to score 20 points and San Diego defeated BYU 75-62 on Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Cougars.
Cameron Neubauer had three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for USD (17-11, 8-8 West Coast Conference) with Olin Carter III adding 13 points with 8-of-8 free-throw shooting in surpassing 1,000 career points. USD shot 49 percent, made 9 of 21 from the arc and 24 of 32 free throws.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored nine of his 25 points in overtime and BYU held off upset-minded Pepperdine 75-70.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws scored 26 points with seven assists, Yoeli Childs had 20 points and nine rebounds and BYU beat San Francisco 75-73 in overtime on Saturday.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished five assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Santa Clara 80-58 on Thursday night.
Elijah Bryant and T.J. Haws added 14 points and six assists apiece and Dalton Nixon 12 points for the Cougars (19-7, 8-5 West Coast Conference), who had 22 assists on 34 baskets.
Kai Healy led the Broncos (8-17, 5-8) with 12 points) and Josip Vrankic and K.J. Feagin had 11 each.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Batemon poured in 28 points and added four rebounds, four assists and three steals and Loyola Marymount stunned BYU 76-69 on Thursday night.
Eli Scott, a freshman, totaled 19 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double and first in West Coast Conference play for the Lions (7-15, 2-9). Zafir Williams added 12 points off the bench on 5-of-6 shooting. LMU beat BYU (18-6, 7-4) for only the fifth time in 19 tries and lost at BYU 82-67 last month.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant had 28 points on a nearly perfect shooting night on Saturday and BYU pulled away late to beat Pacific 80-65.
Bryant was 8 of 9 from both the field and the foul line, including hitting all four of his 3-point attempts, and grabbed seven rebounds for the Cougars (18-5, 7-3 West Coast Conference). BYU solidified its hold on third place in conference standings.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws scored 24 points and BYU rallied past San Diego, 74-58 in a West Coast Conference battle Saturday night.
BYU now has won four straight after an upset loss at Pacific on Jan. 6.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and BYU defeated Loyola Marymount 82-67 on Thursday night.
With Bryant making 7 of 9 shots, including 4 of his 5 3-pointers, the Cougars (16-4, 5-2 West Coast Conference) shot 67 percent and rolled to a 46-29 lead at halftime. Bryant had five points in an early 20-2 run that pushed the lead to 11 and the margin was in double figures for the last 14½ minutes. BYU opened the game making 11 of 13 shots.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 22 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high eight assists on Saturday night to help BYU beat Santa Clara 84-50.
Childs had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in the first half when the Cougars built a 46-28 lead by shooting 19 of 24 (79 percent) from the field and outrebounding the Broncos 19-2.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs combined to score 46 points and BYU bounced back from an upset loss at Pacific to keep Pepperdine winless in West Coast Conference play with an 83-63 win on Thursday night.
The Cougars led by just six at intermission, 40-34, but after Matthew Atewe's jumper to get the Waves within four, Bryant keyed a 15-2 run by knocking down three 3-pointers and adding two free throws.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jahlil Tripp scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and Pacific survived for a 67-66 win over BYU on Saturday night.
Tripp's jumper with 2:55 left gave the Tigers (7-10, 2-2 West Coast Conference) the lead for good at 62-61 and Pacific made 5 of 8 free throws from there to hold on.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elijah Bryant had 17 points and Yoeli Childs scored nine of his 13 in the final 10 minutes to help BYU pull away late for a 69-59 win over San Francisco on Thursday night.
Childs made 6 of 9 from the field with eight rebounds and Bryant added seven rebounds. Jashire Hardnett scored 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting for BYU (13-3, 2-1 West Coast Conference).
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Elijah Bryant added 22 points with a career-high 15 boards, and BYU beat Portland 68-45 in a West Coast Conference opener on Thursday night for its ninth straight win.
It's the fifth 20-point game for Childs and Bryant this season and the second time they both scored 20 in the same game.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 20 points with eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots and Brigham Young beat Idaho State 85-71 on Thursday.
TJ Haws, Elijah Bryant and Payton Dastrup each scored 14 points for BYU (10-2). Dastrup made all five of his shots, Childs was 8 of 13 from the field and the Cougars shot 58 percent (28 of 48).
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored 17 points with nine rebounds and nine assists, TJ Haws scored 20 points and BYU defeated Illinois State 80-68 on Wednesday night.
Bryant started off with a 3-pointer and Yoeli Childs and Jahshire Hardnett each added jumpers three minutes in and the Cougars never trailed. BYU went on an 11-0 run in which the Redbirds went close to five minutes without scoring. Bryant made back-to-back 3s for a 28-7 lead with 6:55 before intermission.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant came off the bench to score 22 points and Yoeli Childs added 21 as BYU rallied in the second half to knock off Niagara 95-88 on Tuesday night.
Bryant made 13 of 14 free throws to garner most of his points. Childs was 10 of 17 from the floor. TJ Haws added 18 points with six rebounds and six assists for BYU (3-1) which got back in the win column after dropping an 89-75 decision to UT Arlington Saturday night.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Kevin Hervey scored 23 points, Erick Neal added 20 more while dishing out 10 assists and UT Arlington rolled to an 89-75 win over BYU on Saturday night.
UT Arlington (2-0) took control midway through the opening half with a 22-4 run that included eight points by Hervey and was capped with Neal's 3-pointer to go up 32-17 with 4:21 left before the break. The margin stayed in double figures the rest of the way.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored 27 points and was 10-for-11 shooting and Yoeli Childs had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Brigham Young dismantled Mississippi Valley State 91-61 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
Childs added six assists and five blocked shots and TJ Haws added 14 points and five assists. The Cougars, who are 3-0 all-time against Mississippi Valley State, never trailed.