BYU took advantage of Saint Mary’s team, who fired a chilling second half as the Cougars beat Gales 62-52 at the McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif. On Thursday.
Here are three things to gain from the game:
- BYU (10-3, 1-1 West Coast Conference) won in Moraga for the first time since 2014, despite being trailed by eight points with just 11 minutes of play, Gales led almost 27 minutes of game time. Although the Cougars flipped the race with a 16-0 run in almost 10 minutes to lead 59-50 in the last minute. St. Mary missed 10 goals during that extended period and scored 7 of 23 in the second half.
- Alex Barcello normally led the cougars upset by shooting 6 of 10 from the field and scoring the game’s highest score of 14 points while adding two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Brandon Averrett added nine points, three assists and three steals, while Caleb Lohner had four points and nine games high rebounds.
- The Cougars had 44-24 points in the match and had 11 chances to score five points for Saints Mary (9-4, 0-2 WCC).