PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Trent Plaisted's 16 points led a balanced
Brigham Young scoring attack in the Cougars' 68-49 win over Tulsa
On top 24-16, BYU (8-3) outscored Tulsa 14-3 in the final five
minutes of the first half before Chris Wallace's basket at the
buzzer broke the run and helped the Golden Hurricanes stay within
17 points at 38-21.
Tulsa (4-7) went without a field goal for the first 11 minutes
of the game and finished the half with only five field goals on 17
Turnovers also plagued Tulsa as it had 16 in the opening half
and finished with 23. BYU scored 24 points off Tulsa turnovers to
the Golden Hurricanes 10.
To begin the second half, Bishop Wheatley hit two free throws to
cut the lead to 15 before BYU went on a 9-0 run to push the lead up
to 24 at 47-23. Plaisted and Brock Reichner each had two baskets
during the run, including a 3-pointer by Reichner.
The Cougars largest lead of the game was 27 at 54-27.
Fernando Malaman also scored in double figures for BYU with 10,
eight in the opening half.
Brett McDade's 11 points led Tulsa, who shot only 30 percent for
the game. He was the only Golden Hurricane in double figures.