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Jack Urquhart | Posted: 16 Dec 2017 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Jack Urquhart

Bryant pushes BYU past Utah, 77-65


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PROVO, Utah – Elijah Bryant led BYU to a 77-65 win Saturday night over Utah in the Deseret First Duel at the Marriott Center.

"What a great crowd," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "I thought it was a great college basketball game. It came down to a few plays here and there. I'm happy for our guys and the fans."

Bryant made 5 of 7 3-pointers and had a season-high 29 points, with nine rebounds and four assists. Yoeli Childs followed with 15 points, five rebounds and three blocks.

Childs scored six of BYU's first eight points as the Cougars got out to an 8-7 lead five minutes into the game.

McKay Cannon buried a 3-pointer to put BYU up 19-11. Childs scored on the next two possessions to make it a 23-11 lead halfway through the first half.

With 5:03 on the first-half clock, Bryant knocked down a pair of free throws to make it 29-22 for the Cougars. He hit 3s on the next two possessions to make it a 35-22 lead. 

At the half, BYU led 37-28. Bryant led all scorers with 13 points. Childs followed with 12.

With 16:00 left in the game, Bryant made both free throws after being fouled to give the Cougars another 10-point lead at 45-35. A minute and a half later, he got to 20 points on the night with a turnaround jumper to put BYU up 49-40.

Payton Dastrup's 3-pointer with 10 minutes left in the game gave the Cougars a 56-46 lead. He buried another 3 to put BYU up 63-50 with 7:30 left on the clock.

With just over three minutes left, Jahshire Hardnett got fouled while making a lay-in and hit the free throw to make it 70-57 for the Cougars. BYU went on to win 76-62.

The Cougars stay at home to host Idaho State on Thursday at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on BYUtv, with radio broadcasts on KSL (102.7 FM and 1160 AM) and BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143).









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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 13 Dec 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU set to clash with Utah in Deseret Duel


BYU Game Notes

Utah Game Notes

BYU basketball will host rival Utah in the Deseret First Duel Saturday in the Marriott Center at 9 p.m. MST. Saturday's game will be televised live on ESPN2 and broadcast live on the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143 and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

BYU Storylines

  • Sophomore guard TJ Haws had his best week of the season, leading BYU to wins over Illinois State (80-68) and Weber State (74-68) while averaging 22.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals. He shot 53.6 percent from the field, 53.3 percent from 3 and 100.0 percent from the free-throw line.
  • BYU has shot 50.0 percent or better from the field in three of its last four games, including 53.6 percent at Utah Valley, 53.4 percent vs. Illinois State and 53.2 percent vs. Weber State.
  • BYU and Utah are meeting for the 258th time in the history of the series.

BYU Cougars (8-2, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 313-113 (13th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Utah Utes (7-2, 0-0 Pac-12)

  • Head Coach: Larry Krystkowiak
  • Alma Mater: Montana, 1996
  • Career Record: 164-107 (9th)
  • Record at Utah: 122-87 (7th)

Game Information

  • TV: ESPN2
  • TV Talent: Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play), Bill Walton (analyst)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143, 102.7 FM/1160 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats:

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 129-128
  • Last Meeting: Utah won 83-75, 12/2/15 
  • H/A/N: 74-50/49-73/6-5
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