Yoeli Childs had 18 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Gavin Baxter made all six of his shots for 13 points and seven rebounds as BYU rallied from a 12-point deficit to steal a win from the Lions, 70-62 at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles.
During the win, TJ Haws passed his father, Marty Haws, for No. 23 on the Cougars’ all-time scoring list. The junior who starred at Lone Peak now has 1,358 career points, edging ahead of dad, who compiled 1,337 points from 1986-90.
TJ Haws scored a career-high 35 points, and Yoeli Childs added 27 points and 12 rebounds to help BYU to an 88-82 win in overtime in the Jenny Craig Pavilion at San Diego. Olin Carter III led the Toreros with 20 points, and Isaiah Pineiro supplied 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for San Diego.
After offensive line coach Ryan Pugh departed to take the offensive coordinator job at Troy, the Cougars announced Thursday that Texas State offensive line coach Eric Mateos will be moving to Provo beginning with the 2019 season.
“We let 25-30 percent of our roster go from last year because of culture, whether it was guys not buying in or whatever,” BYU baseball coach Mike Littlewood said this week before Friday’s season opener against Northwestern.
At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. The Cougars are 14-5 all-time against the Toreros, a team that has yet to break into the top three in the league since BYU joined in 2011-12. But in San Diego, the Cougars are just 4-4.
BYU put their former losses to bed, jumping out to a 9-0 start with an uptempo offensive blitz fueled by Chase and Gonzales, who capped the start with a deep 3-pointer just over 2 minutes into the game.
Look closely, and you probably noticed it.
Less than a week after scoring a season-high 17 points to help pace a 67-49 win over Loyola Marymount, Nick Emery was back in the starting lineup for the BYU basketball team Thursday night on the road.