For the third time in four games, the BYU Cougars overcame a sluggish start as they used an impressive second half to knock off CB Castelldefels 82-55 on Tuesday night in Spain.
BYU used a 48-19 second half run to erase a two-point halftime deficit and come away with the 27-point win to end the trip undefeated. The Cougars had one of their best defensive showings as they held Castelldefels to 33.3 percent shooting from the floor and just 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.
They also did excellent work on the glass while having their best shooting performance of the trip from 3-point range. BYU finished with 47 rebounds, including 16 on the offensive end and knocked down 9 of 19 attempts from beyond the arc (47.4 percent).
The Cougars once again found struggles at the free-throw where they made just 60.9 percent on 23 attempts. Turnovers were also an issue as BYU had 22 miscues with just 10 assists.
Chase Fischer and Kyle Davis led the way on the offensive end. Fischer totaled 20 points on the strength of a 6 for 13 shooting effort from distance to go along with three rebounds, two assists and two steals while Davis managed 14 points on 6 for 9 shooting with 13 rebounds and two blocks.
Kyle Collinsworth and Corbin Kaufusi made big contributions in the win. Collinsworth had 13 points, five assists, five steals and two rebounds while Kaufusi had seven points on 2 for 3 shooting with 13 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end.
Jordan Chatman added seven points on 2 for 3 shooting from beyond the arc while Nate Austin chipped in with six points and five rebounds. Jamal Aytes returned to action and totaled two points on 1 for 4 shooting from the floor with eight rebounds and an assist in just eight minutes.
For the trip, the Cougars won by an average of 87.2 to 63.8. They out shot their opponents 50.6 percent to 35.2 percent from the field and 37.4 percent to 29.4 percent from 3-point land.
Fischer and Collinsworth carried the offensive load. Fischer averaged 17.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.5 percent from beyond the arc with 2.5 steals, 2.3 assists and 2.0 rebounds while Collinsworth totaled 12.3 points on 52.6 percent shooting. He added 7.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 1.3 blocks.
Davis and Kaufusi led the way in the front court. Davis had 12.3 points on 56.4 percent shooting from the floor with 7.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals while Kaufusi managed 6.5 points on 50 percent shooting to go along with 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
Nick Emery and Chatman also had nice showings. Emery averaged 10.3 points on 54.5 percent shooting with 1.7 rebounds while Chatman added 7.3 points on 52.6 percent shooting from the floor, including 60 percent from 3-point range.
Aytes and Austin did their best work on the glass. Aytes finished with 8.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 10 minutes while Austin totaled 6.3 points on 83.3 percent shooting with 7.0 rebounds in 17.3 minutes.