BYU COUGARS

Cougars Get Blown Out By Saint Mary’s, 88-66

Jan 5, 2019, 11:07 PM | Updated: Jan 6, 2019, 2:10 pm

MORAGA, Calif. – The BYU Cougars couldn’t keep pace with the Saint Mary’s Gaels in an 88-66 West Coast Conference loss.

The two teams played tight basketball almost all the way through the first half, trading baskets back and forth. The Gaels would end the first half on a 17-7 run after Malik Fitts’ 3-pointer broke a 25-all tie with a little more than five minutes remaining.

The score at halftime was 42-32 and would have been a greater lead for Saint Mary’s had TJ Haws not drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer just before the halftime break.

In the second half, things got ugly as the Gaels rolled to an easy 22-point victory.

“Saint Mary’s is a really tough team to play when they’re ahead,” said BYU center Yoeli Childs. “Our effort was there in the second half, but it was more of an out-of-control effort. When you get down to a team like that, it’s tough to come back.”

By The Numbers

Haws and Childs played well for the Cougars. Haws finished with 20 points while Childs had 21 with a double-double with 12 rebounds.

Jordan Ford led Saint Mary’s with a game-high 23 points.

The Cougars struggled to get anything going on offense with just seven assists on 22 made field goals.

Next Up

The Cougars will host Portland on Thursday. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on BYU TV.

 

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

ESPN College Football, Greg McElroy, BYU...
Mitch Harper

ESPN College Football Analyst Weighs In On BYU’s First Big 12 Schedule

The Big 12 schedule brought out some takes from a prominent ESPN personality.
1 day ago
BYU Football, Kevin Doe, PWO...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Excited For Talented Preferred Walk-On Class

To go along with BYU's scholarship commitments, the Cougars also added numerous preferred walk-on commits for the class of 2023.
2 days ago
Jake-Heaps-Seattle-Seahawks...
Kyle Ireland

Sean Payton Addresses Jake Heaps Working With Russell Wilson At Broncos Facility

New Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton addressed Russell Wilson working with his personal QB coach, Jake Heaps, at team facilities.
2 days ago
Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters, BYU Football...
Mitch Harper

BYU’s Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters Makes Position Change For 2023 Season

One of BYU's quarterbacks is switching positions.
2 days ago
BYU/Coastal Carolina, Football Series...
Mitch Harper

BYU/Coastal Carolina Series Reportedly Has Return Date For Provo

Are you ready for part two of BYU versus Coastal Carolina? You'll still have to wait awhile.
2 days ago
BYU Football, Kalani Sitake, Kyle Whittingham...
Mitch Harper

Kalani Sitake Shares Why Former Utah Coaches Fill His BYU Staff

With the new defensive staff additions, BYU has a lot of former Utah coaches on their staff.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
jimmy-buffett-tour-art...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Cougars Get Blown Out By Saint Mary’s, 88-66