BYU ends three-game losing streak to rival Utah with 77-65 Cougars victoryadmin
PROVO — Elijah Bryant was the catalyst as BYU ended a three-game losing streak to Utah, as the Cougars beat the Utes 77-65 Saturday night at the Marriott Center.
Bryant had 29 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead the Cougars (9-2), while Yoeli Childs had 15 points and five rebounds. Childs was carried off the court with an injury with 15:30 to play, though he returned and was clearly in distress down the stretch before being helped off the court by teammates at the under-four timeout.
The Cougars shot 50 percent from 3-point range (10 of 20), while the Utes (7-3) shot 5 of 22 from beyond the arc.
Gabe Bealer led four Utes in double figures with 13 points, while Tyler Rawson had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
BYU had the edge in bench points, outscoring the Utes 22-11. Payton Dastrup had eight points, hitting 3 of 4 shots, including two 3-pointers.