Cougars Go To Break With 5th Largest Halftime Deficit In School History
Mar 10, 2019, 12:16 AM | Updated: 8:27 am
(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.
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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.
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