The Marriott Center was electric as BYU took care of business against the Utah State Aggies 80-68 in Provo Wednesday night.
Junior transfer Kyle Davis really came alive against his former Aggies with 14 points and 14 rebounds. It was Davis’ fourth double-double of the season.
“You wanna play good against every team,” Davis said. “And certainly you wanna play good against the team you played for previously.”
The Aggies came out firing but the Cougars quickly shut them down. Utah State couldn’t get anything past BYU’s defense. The Cougars went on a 27-10 run to go up 15 at the half.
Utah State hasn’t won in Provo in 30 years and the fans may be a big part of that. The ROC was out in force making up almost a third of the game’s attendance.
Senior Guard Chase Fischer made some adjustments going 3-5 from deep, scoring nine points in the first half. Fischer finished with 24 points making this his fourth straight game scoring double digits.
“Defensively I’m getting more active and kinda gets my body going,” Fischer said. “I think for me when I get in defense, get in passing lanes and get a couple rebounds and that really fuels my offense.”
Freshman guard Nick Emery didn’t start but checked in early in the first half after serving his one-game suspension for a flagrant 2 foul at Utah last week. Emery was in double digits scoring for the fifth consecutive time and sixth time this season.
BYU head coach Dave Rose was happy with his team’s performance. This was the first time the Cougars have been able to put together two solid halves.
“I think if you take the entire game [into account],” Coach Rose said. “Probably the best game we’ve played.”