BYU beat LMU 91-68 behind 31 points by Tyler Haws, 24 coming in the second half, and Kyle Collinsworth’s 20 points and nine rebounds.
Collinsworth also had five assists, three blocks and two steals. Matt Carlino had 18 points and four assists and Josh Sharp contributed 10 points, his season high.
BYU trailed 38-37 at the half. After LMU scored the first four points of the second half, the Cougars went on a 10-0 run, highlighted by Carlino’s three, to give the Cougars their first lead since the 15:47 mark of the first half. Haws had four points during the run.
Haws scored the next five BYU points to help maintain the lead, including a 3-point play that gave the Cougars a 52-48 advantage.
LMU scored seven straight to retake the lead at 55-52, but BYU scored four straight on back-to-back layups by Anson Winder to regain a one-point advantage.
After battling to a tie at 58, the Cougars scored the next nine points on consecutive buckets by Haws and a three-point play by Sharp to take a 67-58 lead with 10 minutes left in the game.
The teams traded baskets and the BYU lead hovered around 10 until the six-minute mark, when the Cougars scored eight straight to extend the lead to 17 at 79-62. Haws had six during that run and Winder had a fast break layup. Carlino’s jumper pushed the lead to 22 at 87-65 with two minutes left.