PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 27 points, TJ Haws added 16 points with a key 3-pointer late, and BYU beat Santa Clara 80-74 on Saturday night.
Haws' catch-and-shoot 3 from the right wing made it 77-71 with 1:33 left in the game. The Cougars (11-8, 3-1 West Coast Conference) made 3 of 4 free throws to secure the win.
BYU never trailed and had its largest lead of the second half at 51-39. The Broncos (10-8, 2-2) steadily edged closer and got the deficit down to three before Haws' dagger 3-pointer.
Haws handed out a career-high-tying eight assists and Luke Worthington added a season-high 13 points for the Cougars. Childs tied a career best with three 3-pointers.
Trey Wertz had 20 points to lead Santa Clara. Keshawn Justice scored all of his career-high 17 points in the second half, Josip Vrankic had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Tahj Eaddy added 10.