Yoeli Childs scored 28 points while grabbing 14 rebounds for his 16th double-double of the season and 36th in his career. He also added three assists, two blocks and one steal.
TJ Haws netted 25 points and contributed two assists and one steal. He went 10 of 11 from the free throw line.
Gavin Baxter and Zac Seljaas recorded eight points apiece. Baxter grabbed seven rebounds and tallied an impressive career-best five blocks.
The Cougars are now 14-2 when leading at the half, as the Dons rallied late to take the win.
BYU shot 46.9 percent from the field, 31.6 percent from 3-point range and 73.1 percent from the free-throw line. San Francisco recorded 42.9 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from 3-point range and 61.1 percent from the free-throw line.
BYU guard TJ Haws
On second half play
San Francisco is a great team, and I thought they made shots down the stretch. We had a hard time getting the ball in the basket. When you’re up 13 you should be able to defend to win that game. I’ll give credit to San Francisco; they made big shots. We went on a run that second half and just couldn’t keep it on them, and they made big shots.
On the key to bounce back for Saturday
I think we’ve had this stuff happen all year. You have a hard loss, and the beauty of basketball is that you get to play another game. We’re going to be tested. This team is as good as they come, and you can’t let this seep into the next game. This one will sting for a little bit, but we have to move on and we have to have a good practice tomorrow to get prepared for Gonzaga.
BYU guard Zac Seljaas
On a four turnover and six possession stretch
I think we were just trying to rush it a little bit. We were trying to get back going, and everyone was trying their best to get our momentum going. It didn’t work out, but it’s something we have to learn from and move on.
On San Francisco’s defense at the end of the second half
They just had energy. They were making shots, and they had momentum, and we just couldn’t get a shot to fall to stop that momentum. They were rolling; it’s hard against a team with that kind of energy.
BYU head coach Dave Rose
On tonight's game
The outcome of the game was obviously disappointing. I thought our guys played hard, I thought for the most part until the last eight minutes that we played pretty smart and that we were dialed in together. The last eight minutes probably was dysfunctional as we've ever looked for awhile. We turned the ball over uncharacteristically and just live ball turnovers where they could just go down and score layups. I think we should give a lot of credit to San Francisco because they were playing really hard and doing stuff to disrupt us, but I think that when we go back and look at the films we'll see a lot of those mistakes that we created by our own lack of execution. One thing these guys have done is they've been resilient all year and we'll get back in the gym tomorrow and then head up to Spokane and swing away up there against the No. 2 team in the country and see how we do.