BYU basketball analysis: How the Cougars clobbered the Waves

After a sluggish start, the BYU Cougars found their shooting stroke and ran past the Pepperdine Waves 99-70 at the Marriott Center on Thursday night.

Eric Mika led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Elijah Bryant came off the bench to score 15 points on 5 for 8 shooting from the floor as the Cougars improved to 14-6 on the season, including 5-2 in conference play.

Lamond Murray Jr., paced the Waves with 23 points while former Utah Utes’ big man Chris Reyes chipped in with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Why the Cougars won

The Cougars moved the ball well, knocked down key first-half shots from the outside and took advantage of their size in the paint to come away with the resounding home win.

The turning point

Holding a 28-27 lead late in the first half, the Cougars went on a 10-0 run to open up the first double-digit lead of the game.

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