The BYU Cougars visit Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California on Thursday to play the Pepperdine Waves. BYU improved to 11-8 on Saturday with an 80-74 win over Santa Clara. The Cougars were led by Yoeli Childs who scored 27 points, while TJ Haws scored 16 including an important 3-pointer late in the game to hold off the Broncos.
Pepperdine evened its record at 9-9 on Saturday with a 76-71 win over San Diego. The Waves were led by Colbey Ross who scored 27 points while Kameron Edwards chipped in with 23 points. The Waves took control over the final four minutes of the game to secure the win.
Yoeli Childs is leading BYU in scoring and rebounding with averages of 22.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Two other players, TJ Haws (17.1 ppg.) and Jahshire Hardnett (10.9 ppg.) are averaging double figures. Haws is leading the Cougars in assists with an average of 5.1 per game. BYU is shooting 47.8% from the field and 32.2% from 3-point territory.
Colbey Ross leads Pepperdine in scoring and assists with averages of 19.0 points and 7.2 assists per game. Kameron Edwards is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 16.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Pepperdine is shooting 44.5% from the field and 36.8% from 3-point territory.