3 takeaways from BYU’s 80-52 win over Pacific

Brigham Young Cougars forward Caleb Lohner (33) goes to the hoop, drawing a foul from Pacific Tigers forward Jeremiah Bailey (13) and setting up free-throws with the game tied at 64 and 3.2 seconds on the clock, during the game at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. Lohner missed both free-throws, sending the game into overtime.

FILE — Brigham Young Cougars forward Caleb Lohner (33) goes to the hoop, drawing a foul from Pacific Tigers forward Jeremiah Bailey (13) | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

BYU improved to 16-5 overall and 7-3 in WCC play with a blowout win over Pacific.

Here are three takeaways from the Cougars’ victory.

After a back-and-forth start to the contest with both teams trading baskets, BYU pulled away for good with about eight minutes remaining in the first half. Up just one point after a Jordan Bell 3-pointer, the Cougars closed the half on an 18-7 run to go up 38-26 at the break. BYU kept up the pressure in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 42-26.

Caleb Lohner led the Cougars in scoring with 19 points and nine rebounds. He was 6 of 8 from the field, including a blistering 5 of 6 from 3-point range. His 19 points set his BYU career high.
Four BYU players scored in double figures in a well-rounded offensive night for the Cougars. Lohner led the team with 19, while Alex Barcello and Trevin Knell each scored 15 points and Brandon Averette added 10.

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