BYU COUGARS

Cougars Go To Break With 5th Largest Halftime Deficit In School History

Mar 10, 2019, 12:16 AM | Updated: 8:27 am

BYU's bench watches as BYU Cougars and San Diego Toreros play in WCC tournament action at the Orlea...

BYU's bench watches as BYU Cougars and San Diego Toreros play in WCC tournament action at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 9, 2019. (Scott Winterton, Deseret News)

(Scott Winterton, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – The start of the BYU Cougars’ quarterfinals matchup against San Diego couldn’t have gone any worse. The Cougars trailed at halftime 46-19.

The 27-point halftime deficit earned a spot of infamy in BYU’s record books. It was the fifth-largest halftime deficit in program history.

Right out the gates, San Diego was in charge, roaring out to a 13-0 advantage. It took the Cougars over five minutes to get on the board, which they finally did after missing their first six shots.

Things didn’t get much better for BYU as the half progressed. As a team, the Cougars shot just 25 percent from the field without a make from beyond the arc. They also had just one assist on only six made field goals.

Yoeli Childs had 10 points on 4-for-10 shooting while the rest of the team went 2-for-14.

The previous season low for any half by the Cougars was a 24-point posting in the first half of the 93-63 loss to Gonzaga on Jan. 31. By putting up just 19 points in the opening 20 minutes, the Cougars set a new season low.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

spring training sloan park...

Brian Preece

Locals In MLB: Following Nine Former Beehive State Stars In Big League Camps

Spring Training is a chance for young players to catch the eye of a coach or scout in hopes of finding their name on the Opening Day roster.

9 hours ago

BYU/Kansas, Game Preview, Hunter Dickinson...

Mitch Harper

Unranked BYU Stares Down Tall Task At No. 7 Kansas

BYU looks to do what no road team in the Big 12 has done this year, win at Allen Fieldhouse.

11 hours ago

great osobor usu...

Brian Preece

BYU & Utah State Headed In Opposite Directions As Aggies Vault Into Top 25

A win over then-No.19 San Diego State propelled Utah State back into the AP Top 25 after a brief hiatus while BYU falls to No. 26.

12 hours ago

BYU Football, Jake Retzlaff, Starting QB Prediction...

Mitch Harper

Cougar Sports Roundtable: BYU QB Predictions Entering Spring Ball

Three questions centered around BYU sports in the latest edition of the Cougar Sports Roundtable.

18 hours ago

BYU Basketball, Kansas Jayhawks, History...

Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball’s History Against Kansas

BYU basketball is about to play its fourth game inside Allen Fieldhouse, but it will only be the second game against Kansas. Looking back at the hardwood history between the two schools.

1 day ago

Big 12 Basketball, Power Rankings, Baylor, Houston...

Mitch Harper

Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings: The Buzzsaw Continues

The homestretch of Big 12 basketball has arrived.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

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.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

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.

Cougars Go To Break With 5th Largest Halftime Deficit In School History