LAS VEGAS (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro had 27 points and 12 rebounds as San Diego rolled past Brigham Young 80-57 in the West Coast Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Saturday night.
San Diego meets BYU in WCC semis
No. 7 seed San Diego (20-13, 9-9) vs. No. 3 seed Brigham Young (19-12, 11-5)
West Coast Conference Tourney Semifinals, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
Childs carries BYU over San Diego 87-73
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 29 points and 13 rebounds as BYU beat San Diego 87-73 on Saturday night. TJ Haws added 26 points for the Cougars.
BYU looks to sweep San Diego
San Diego (18-12, 7-8) vs. Brigham Young (18-12, 10-5)
Marriott Center, Provo, Utah; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Diego seeks revenge on Brigham Young after dropping the first...
BYU faces tough test vs No. 2 Gonzaga
Brigham Young (18-11, 10-4) vs. No. 2 Gonzaga (26-2, 13-0)
McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Gonzaga presents a tough challenge...
Ferrari scores 23 to lead San Francisco past BYU 77-71
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Frankie Ferrari had a career-high 23 points as San Francisco defeated BYU 77-71 on Thursday night.
Ferrari hit 9 of 12 shots. He added seven assists and six...
Childs scores 18 to lift BYU past Loyola Marymount 70-62
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 18 points and five assists as BYU defeated Loyola Marymount 70-62 on Saturday.
Gavin Baxter had 13 points and seven rebounds for BYU (18-10, 10-3 West Coast Conference), which earned its fifth straight win. TJ Haws added 13 points and eight assists. Zac Seljaas had 12 points and six rebounds for the visitors.
James Batemon had 16 points for the Lions (17-10, 5-8). Joe Quintana added 14 points. Mattias Markusson had 10 points.
Haws has career-high 35 to lead BYU over USD, 88-82 in OT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — TJ Haws and the BYU Cougars weren't about to lose in overtime again.
Haws, a junior guard, scored eight of his career-high 35 points in overtime while Yoeli Childs had five of his 27 in the extra period to lead BYU to an 88-82 victory against San Diego on Thursday night, the fourth straight victory for the West Coast Conference's second-place team.
Childs leads BYU over Pacific 69-59
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Brigham Young to a 69-59 win over Pacific on Saturday night.
Connor Harding had 13 points for Brigham Young (16-10, 8-3 West Coast Conference). TJ Haws added seven assists.
Roberto Gallinat had 15 points for the Tigers (13-13, 3-8). Anthony Townes added 13 rebounds. Jahlil Tripp had 10 rebounds.
Haws, Childs help BYU hand Portland 11th straight loss 83-48
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — T.J. Haws scored 22 points, Yoeli Childs added 17 points with 11 rebounds and BYU handed Portland its 11th straight loss, 83-48 on Thursday night.
The Cougars (15-10, 7-3 West Coast Conference) had their best defensive half of the season, holding the Pilots (7-18, 0-10) to 21 points in the first half to lead by 19. Haws had seven points as BYU closed the half on a 17-3 run and opened the second half with a 14-3 surge to go up by 30.
BYU beats Saint Mary’s 71-66 for 3rd place in WCC
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, TJ Haws added 17 points with seven assists and BYU beat Saint Mary's 71-66 on Thursday night in a battle for third place in the West Coast Conference.
Zac Seljaas made a steal and fast-break dunk to extend BYU's lead to 61-49 with just under six minutes left. Haws' drive and no-look pass to Gavin Baxter for a dunk made it 67-60 with just over a minute left.
San Francisco snaps 11-game skid against BYU, 82-63
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frankie Ferrari had 21 points and seven assists to help San Francisco beat BYU 82-63 on Saturday night and snap an 11-game losing streak against the Cougars.
Ferrari was 8-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Jamaree Bouyea had 15 points, Matt McCarthy scored 14, Charles Minlend added 13 and Jordan Ratinho 10 for San Francisco. The Dons (16-3, 4-1 West Coast Conference) shot a season-high 63.6 percent (35 of 55) from the field.
Haws scores 34, BYU turns back Pepperdine 87-76
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — TJ Haws scored a career high 34 points and matched his best with eight assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Pepperdine 87-76 on Thursday night.
Haws’ late 3 helps BYU hold off Santa Clara 80-74
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 27 points, TJ Haws added 16 points with a key 3-pointer late, and BYU beat Santa Clara 80-74 on Saturday night.
Haws' catch-and-shoot 3 from the right wing made it 77-71 with 1:33 left in the game. The Cougars (11-8, 3-1 West Coast Conference) made 3 of 4 free throws to secure the win.
Childs scores 28 and BYU runs away from Portland 79-56
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half and BYU broke away to defeat Portland 79-56 in its West Coast Conference home opener Thursday night.
Childs pulled down 12 rebounds for his tenth double-double of the season and third in a row.
Ford scores 23 as Saint Mary’s beats BYU 88-66
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 23 points and Malik Fitts added 18 with nine rebounds to help Saint Mary's beat BYU on Saturday night.
Tanner Krebs had 14 points and seven rebounds for Saint Mary's (10-7, 1-1 West Coast Conference).
Haws, BYU blow 21-point lead before beating Pacific 90-87
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — TJ Haws scored 24 points and Jahshire Hardnett added 17, including four free throws in the final 47 seconds, as BYU slipped past Pacific 90-87 Thursday night in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Haws made 6 of 12 from the field, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and hit 8-of-11 free throws. Yoeli Childs had 13 points and 12 rebounds — his ninth double-double this season — before fouling out with three minutes left for BYU (9-7).
Haws scores 30 points, leads BYU over Portland State 85-66
PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points to lead BYU to an 85-66 victory over Portland State on Wednesday night.
BYU (8-4) has won two straight since snapping a three-game skid. Portland State (5-4) has lost two of its last four games.
Haws was 9 of 15 from the floor and had five assists. Yoeli Childs added 13 points, and Zac Seljaas and Connor Harding 11 apiece for the Cougars. Nick Emery scored five points in 24 minutes in his third game of the season.
Childs’ big night sparks BYU to 74-59 win over Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Yoeli Childs turned a rivalry game between BYU and Utah into his own personal highlight reel.
Childs dominated on both ends of the court in leading the Cougars to a 74-59 victory over the Utes on Saturday. Whatever Utah had in its defensive scouting report on the junior forward didn't cover enough ground.
Childs scores 31, Emery returns and BYU wins 95-80
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs matched a season high with 31 points and BYU ended a three-game losing streak with a 95-80 victory over Utah State on a Wednesday night when Nick Emery returned to the floor for the Cougars after more than a season's absence.
Childs scores 28 points; hot-shooting BYU beats Rice 105-78
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored a season-high 28 points and BYU rolled to a 105-78 victory over Rice on Wednesday night.
BYU (5-1) has won five straight, all at home, after losing its opener to then-No. 7 Nevada.
Childs was 13 of 18 from the field and had seven rebounds and five assists. Jahshire Hardnett added a career-high 20 points and TJ Haws had 18 for the Cougars, who shot 39 of 70 (56 percent) and made 10 3-pointers. Hardnett and Haws each made three shots from long range.
Haws, Childs lead BYU over Alabama A&M 91-60
PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws scored 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting, Yoeli Childs added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and BYU beat Alabama A&M 91-60 on Saturday.
Childs recorded his fifth straight double-double, the seventh longest double-double streak in program history.
Zac Seljaas was 5 of 8 from 3-point range and added 15 points for the Cougars (4-1). Seljaas became the 12th fastest player in BYU history to score 100 career 3-pointers (75 games).
Childs surpasses 1,000 points; BYU beats Oral Roberts 85-65
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead BYU to an 85-65 victory over Oral Roberts on Thursday night.
Childs entered the game needing 16 points to reach 1,000 for his career. He became the 51st player in program history — and the 15th under BYU coach Dave Rose — to reach the milestone. Childs hit a 3-pointer with 11:15 to play to surpass 1,000.
Childs’ double-double leads BYU past Northwestern St. 82-57
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 18 points and collected 15 rebounds and BYU beat Northwestern State 82-57 on Tuesday night.
Laterrance Reid's jumper brought Northwestern State within 20-19 before Connor Harding buried a 3-pointer, Childs threw down a dunk and Jashire Hardnett buried a 3 as part of an 8-0 BYU run. The Cougars closed out the first half with a 10-0 run, led 42-25 at intermission and were never threatened. BYU started the second half with another 8-0 run for a 25-point lead.
Haws hits flurry of 3s, BYU defeats Utah Valley 75-65
PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws scored a flurry of 3-point baskets early in the second half and finished with 23 points as BYU defeated Utah Valley 75-65 Friday night in the wake of an NCAA announcement the program was being hit with sanctions.
Yoeli Childs scored 20 points, including a putback after Utah Valley came within 65-61 late in the game. Zac Seljaas hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead and BYU put it away with five straight free throws.
BYU upends No. 20 Saint Mary’s in WCC semifinals
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Yoeli Childs and BYU saved their best game of the season for the right time.
Childs scored a career-high 33 points and the Cougars shot 61 percent from the field to beat No. 22 Saint Mary's 85-72 in Monday's West Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.
"It was a real good win for us," BYU coach Dave Rose said. "Tonight, they were on it. They shared the ball, made big shots, executed well. It was a well-played game on both sides."
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.
No. 6 Gonzaga earns WCC title with 79-65 win over BYU
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.
Bryant, Childs score 15, BYU turns back Portland 72-60
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.
Bryant helps BYU holds off Pepperdine 75-70 in OT
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored nine of his 25 points in overtime and BYU held off upset-minded Pepperdine 75-70.
Haws hits winning FTs, BYU beats San Francisco 75-73 in OT
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.
Childs’ double-double leads BYU past Santa Clara 80-58
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.
If one removes heavy favorite Jock Landale from WCC player of the year consideration, next in line just might be BYU forward Yoeli Childs.
Childs is an agile, athletic 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward who has made a huge jump from his freshman season. He’s scored in double figures in every game this season. He has 11 double-doubles.
Batemon leads Loyola Marymount to 76-69 upset over BYU
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.
Bryant nearly perfect as BYU beats Pacific 80-65
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.
LLOYD: Dalton Nixon’s return is good sign for BYU men’s basketball depth and hustle
The BYU men’s basketball team has relied heavily on its rotation of seven players for most of the 2017-18 season: Yoeli Childs, Elijah Bryant, TJ Haws, Zac Seljaas Jahshire Hardnett, McKay Cannon and Luke Worthington.
For the last 11 games, the next player off the bench has been sophomore Payton Dastrup and he has had flashes where he has played well. He’s still just averaging 8.3 minutes per game, which means he’s not taking a lot of pressure off the other guys yet.
Haws scores 24, BYU weathers San Diego rally for a 74-58 win
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.
While the BYU defense has definitely improved this season — the Cougars are second in the West Coast Conference in points allowed at 65.2 per game — it’s the offense that is putting up some insane numbers lately.
In the three games since Zac Seljaas moved into the starting lineup, BYU is 3-0, averaging 83 points, shooting 60 percent from the field and 51 percent from the 3-point line. The Cougars offensive efficiency has been spectacular, assisting on 74 percent on their made field goals.
Bryant scores 29, leads BYU past LMU 82-67
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.
The BYU men's basketball team will remain thin at the post for the rest of the season.
Cougar coach Dave Rose announced Wednesday that forwards Braiden Shaw and Ryan Andrus are out the remainder of the year due to injury.
Childs, hot shooting BYU run away from Santa Clara 84-50
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.
BYU is still looking for that consistent third scorer, but the two it has can definitely carry the team on a given night.
The Cougar duo of Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs took turns torching the West Coast Conference’s worst defense on Thursday, combining for 46 points against Pepperdine in an 83-63 victory in front of 13,223 fans at the Marriott Center.
Bryant, Childs spark 2nd half BYU rout of Pepperdine, 83-63
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.
With 17 games in the books, the BYU men’s basketball team is still looking for a dependable third or fourth scorer.
Junior Elijah Bryant and sophomore Yoeli Childs — both averaging 17.5 points per game — have been consistent when it comes to putting the ball in the basket.
Bryant, Childs lead BYU to 69-59 win over San Francisco
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).
If you’ve watched or played a basketball game at War Memorial Gym in San Francisco, it’s an experience you don’t forget.
Old. Cramped. Hot.
BYU loves to play there.
The 59-year old structure is the site of Thursday’s West Coast Conference men’s basketball game between the Cougars and USF. Since joining the WCC, BYU is 6-0 in War Memorial Gym and those wins have produced some memorable individual performances.
Saint Mary’s has built its program on rugged defense and an efficient, slow-paced offensive attack.
BYU figured if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
The Cougars have relied on 3-point shooting and an up-tempo attack during most of Dave Rose’s tenure, but this season BYU looks a lot more like Saint Mary’s in terms of defense and pace. When the two teams meet on Saturday afternoon in the Marriott Center, expect a lot of the same tactics from both teams.
Basketball is a team game, but sometimes individual performances are too good to ignore.
Time to sing the praises of Yoeli Childs and Elijah Bryant.
Childs and Bryant took turns tormenting Portland’s defense in Thursday’s 69-45 blowout in front of 16,592 fans at the Marriott Center to open West Coast Conference play, the Cougars ninth straight win.
BYU beats Portland 68-45 on career night for Childs, Bryant
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.