Chase Fischer drilled a 3-pointer to get the offense rolling for BYU. The Cougars then went on a 7-0 run to go up 10-2 over the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils early in the first half. A three from Nick Emery at the 18:01 mark capped off the run.
A 12-0 run over a little over two minutes extended BYU’s lead to 22-5. The run was made up of five points from Corbin Kaufusi, four points from Kyle Davis and another 3-pointer from Emery. The Delta Devils answered back with seven unanswered points before Fischer nailed another trey to stop the run and push the lead to 26-12 with 10:37 left in the half.
After trading points for a few possessions, Mississippi Valley went on another run, this time an 8-0 run. With 5:29 to go until halftime, Zac Seljaas hit a 3-pointer to stop the run, making the BYU lead 33-21.
The Cougars ended the half with a 9-0 run before the Delta Devils hit a 3-pointer right before the buzzer. BYU led 44-32 going into the break.
Emery led all scorers at the half with 13 points, including three treys. He also dished out a game-high five assists. Kyle Collinsworth led the team in rebounds with five to go with his four points.