BYU handles Loyola Marymount 85-74 in WCC quarters
LAS VEGAS (AP) Kyle Collinsworth had career-highs of 23 points and 16 rebounds, helping No. 2 seeded BYU knock off 10th-seeded Loyola Marymount 85-74 in the West Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.
Despite going 0-for-12 from the 3-point line, BYU (22-10) shot 46.2 percent from the floor. Tyler Haws finished with 22 points and Anson Winder had 16 with six of the Cougars’ 12 steals.
LMU (13-19) was held to 23-of-62 shooting (37.1 percent) and committed 16 turnovers. Anthony Ireland scored 19 points and Gabe Levin added 18 with 10 boards.
BYU jumped to a 16-point lead near the midway mark in the first half, as Collinsworth had three layups and a jumper during a 14-0 run. The Lions cut their deficit to seven at halftime, but trailed by double digits for most of the second half.
The Cougars advance to the semifinals, where they will face third-seeded San Francisco on Monday.