BYU men’s basketball dominated Santa Clara in California late tonight, winning 84-50. Yoeli Childs and Elijah Bryant’s double-doubles pushed BYU far and beyond the reach of the Broncos.

“These guys all played so well individually and collectively,” said coach Dave Rose. “We played maybe our best game from beginning to end tonight.”

BYU shot a season-high 62 percent from the field tonight while holding the Broncos to just 34 percent. Childs had 22 points, 13 rebounds, and a career-high eight assists. Bryant also had an impressive stat line with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Midway through the first half, Jahshire Hardnett made a three and Luke Worthington made one off the glass to get a 29-16 lead.

BYU broke their first-half shooting percentage record this game, shooting a 79.2 percent, connecting on 19 of their 24 shot attempts.

TJ Haws hit two threes near the end of the half to take the Cougars into the locker room with 46-28 lead.

Haws came back after halftime to hit another two 3-pointers, giving him 14 points.

With 10 minutes left in the game, Childs made his eighth assist to Zac Seljaas to make it a 30-point lead, bringing the Cougars up 66-36.

BYU slid easily through the rest of the game, ending with an 84-50 blowout. The 34-point margin is the largest of the season for the Cougars.

The next game for BYU will be back home against Loyola Marymount Thursday Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on ESPNU with radio broadcasts on BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and KSL (102.7 FM and 1160 AM).

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