BYU Cougars faced the University of the Pacific Tigers at home on Saturday; the Cougars won the game by 81-66. Two players from the Cougars had a double-double game.
The Cougars started leading after the Tigers led the game for five minutes. The Cougars improved on turnovers in the match: Only two turnovers in 10 minutes, less than all of their recent games.
After their seventh team foul in eight minutes, the Tigers were awarded a foul bonus. Both sides received a foul bonus after the media break at seven minutes. The point lead kept to single digits.
In the last four minutes, the Cougars made a late comeback. They retained the lead while outscoring 6-0 for two minutes.
With their foul bonus and the Tigers’ 10 fouls, the Cougars extended their lead to nine points in the last two minutes of the first half. Three minutes passed without a Tigers goal. For four minutes, the Cougars outscored their opponents 12-0. Cougars Guard Richie Saunders scored nine points.
The Cougars were up 41–30 at the half.
The Cougars had a 24-point advantage, their biggest of the game. Cougar Forward Gideon George finished the quarter with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Due to having 10 or more fouls, both teams received a foul bonus plus.
The Cougars had 14 fouls in the last seven minutes of the quarter.
The Cougars were up 13-0 after five minutes due to the 19 points and 12 rebounds from Forward Fousseyni Traore. Nearly half of the Cougars’ players recorded double-digit scoring totals during the game. The team defeated their opponent 81-66 at home.
On Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Florida, the BYU men’s basketball team will face the Pepperdine University Waves. The game will stream on CBS Sports Network.