Childs Starts Hot, Leads BYU To 32-28 Halftime Lead
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Led by a 15-point performance out of the gates by Yoeli Childs, the BYU Cougars led the Utah Utes 32-28 after the first half in their Beehive Classic matchup at Vivint SmartHome Arena.
Childs was dominant from the start, scoring all of the Cougars’ first 12 points. After Childs got the Cougars started, his teammate, Zac Seljaas, went on a mini-scoring run of his own by scoring BYU’s next seven points.
Yoeli: 12 points
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Despite the efforts of Childs and Seljaas, BYU went on a major slump in the middle of the half, going nearly seven minutes without a field goal. The Utes led by Sedrick Barefield, who was scoring a team-high nine points at halftime, were able to take advantage of the Cougars’ scoring lapse and took a 22-21.
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BYU however, would respond with back-to-back threes by TJ Haws and Connor Harding to retake the lead at 27-22.
The Utes, however stayed close and BYU took a small four-point lead into the halftime break.