Haws’ makes late 3; BYU rallies to beat Saint Mary’s 81-79
PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws hit a deep 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 8.5 seconds left to cap a 6-0 surge as BYU beat Saint Mary’s 81-79 on Saturday night.
Following a Saint Mary’s timeout, Jordan Ford drove the lane but his potential game-tying runner rimmed out. Kyle Bowen grabbed the rebound and attempted an awkward shot that was blocked by Zac Seljaas.
Haws scored 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Yoeli Childs added 19 points for BYU (17-7, 6-3 West Coast Conference).
BYU, which is now tied with Saint Mary’s for second place in the conference standings, trailed for most of the second half, including 72-71 with 4:10 to play.
Ducas’ 3-pointer gave the Gaels a 79-75 lead with 1:31 to play. Childs made a free throw and Seljaas added two from the line before Haws hit the game winner.