Kyle Collinsworth scored 17 points, including eight in a key first-half run, in helping BYU overwhelm Saint Mary’s 82-60 on Thursday night in Provo, Utah.
Collinsworth’s eight points sparked a 13-0 run midway through the opening half as the Cougars took a 19-point lead. The lead remained in double figures thereafter.
BYU led 42-30 at halftime and opened up the second half with six unanswered points. The Cougars led by as many as 31 points with 8:43 remaining in the game.
Skyler Halford added 17 points, Tyler Haws 15 and Chase Fischer 14 for the Cougars, who are alone in third place after Pepperdine lost to Portland.
Brad Waldow scored 17 points for the Gaels, who remain second in the WCC behind third-ranked Gonzaga.
San Diego 68, Pacific 48: Johnny Dee and Duda Sanadze combined for 41 points and the Toreros led all the way in a win over the visiting Tigers.
Dee finished with 21 points and Sanadze added 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting overall.
T.J. Wallace scored 11 points for Pacific.
Portland 69, Pepperdine 52: Alec Wintering scored 15 points and dished out six assists, and each Pilots starter reached double figures in a win over the Waves in Portland.
Kevin Bailey scored 15 points, Thomas van der Mars had 12, and Volodymyr Gerun and Bryce Pressley chipped in 10 apiece for Portland, which shot 51 percent from the floor.
Stacy Davis scored 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Pepperdine.
San Francisco 69, Santa Clara 62 (OT): Tim Derksen had 18 points, including a key basket in the final minute of overtime, as the Dons beat the visiting Broncos, snapping a five-game skid.
The Dons forced overtime after trailing most of the game and outscored Santa Clara 11-4 in the extra period.
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