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The BYU Cougars got a career night from Elijah Bryant on their way to a 97-78 win over the Portland Pilots on the road Thursday night. Bryant finished with 39 points while connecting on 7 of 12 shots from beyond the arc and all 12 of his free throws.

He had plenty of help as three other Cougars scored in double figures, including Eric Mika who totaled 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Nick Emery added 16 points on 50 percent shooting from beyond the arc while Steven Beo totaled 12 points and three rebounds off the bench.

Gabe Taylor led the way for the Pilots — who fell to 10-20 on the season — with 18 points on 10 for 11 shooting from the free-throw line while Xavier Hallinan chipped in 17 points.


Why the Cougars won

The Cougars got off to a hot shooting start and never looked back. They scored 33 points and held a 16-point lead before the clock hit the midway point of the first half and shot well enough the rest of the way to come away with the convincing win.


The turning point

After giving up the first basket of the night, the Cougars scored 14 of the next 15 points to open up an 11-point lead. Bryant was key in the early run with three 3-point shots.

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The BYU Cougars bounced back from their loss to Saint Mary’s with a resounding 91-62 win over the Pacific Tigers in the Marriott Center on Saturday night.

The Cougars used a balanced scoring attack led by Eric Mika, who totaled 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the floor while adding 10 rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes.

Elijah Bryant added 17 points on his own on 5-for-7 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc in just his second game back from injury.

Anthony Townes led the way for the Tigers with 18 points on 8-for-14 shooting, while Jacob Lampkin chipped in with 10 points.

Why the Cougars won

It was a complete performance from the Cougars. They shot the ball well from inside and out and did a good job getting to the free-throw line.

They also shared the ball well and got one of their most productive bench scoring nights of the season.

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PROVO — The BYU Cougars used a dominating inside game to knock off the Idaho State Bengals 84-58 in the Marriott Center Tuesday night.

Eric Mika led the way for the Cougars with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor to go along with 12 rebounds, while Yoeli Childs added 13 points and 14 rebounds.

TJ Haws also had a nice night with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting with six assists and three rebounds as the Cougars improved to 8-4.

Ethan Telfair paced the Bengals with 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals while Geno Luzcando chipped in with 11 points and seven boards.

Why the Cougars won

The Cougars owned the paint from start to finish. They jumped out to an early 11-point lead thanks to four quick baskets from Mika and never looked back. When they weren’t scoring inside, the Cougars moved the basketball to get uncontested jumpers.

The turning point

L.J. Rose caught fire from the outside in the latter part of the first half as he knocked down three 3-pointers as the Cougars extended the lead to 16.

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