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Haws hits flurry of 3s, BYU defeats Utah Valley 75-65

November 10, 2018
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BYU forward Yoeli Childs (23) looks to pass the ball past Utah Valley center Richard Harward (55) and guard Jake Toolson (2) during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Provo, Utah. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws scored a flurry of 3-point baskets early in the second half and finished with 23 points as BYU defeated Utah Valley 75-65 Friday night in the wake of an NCAA announcement the program was being hit with sanctions.

Yoeli Childs scored 20 points, including a putback after Utah Valley came within 65-61 late in the game. Zac Seljaas hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead and BYU put it away with five straight free throws.

Jake Toolson drove for a layup and was fouled, converting the 3-point play with 3:41 remaining as Utah Valley cut the gap to 65-61. Toolson led the Wolverines with 14 points. Benjamin Nakwaasah scored 10.

BYU trailed 26-25 at the half, shooting 31 percent and going 1-for-10 from behind the 3-point arc. Sparked by Haws hitting three treys in four minutes, BYU scored 50 in the second half, 5-for-12 from distance.

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions announced Friday that BYU is on two years probation and will vacate 47 wins in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons after four boosters gave $12,000-worth of improper benefits to former guard Nick Emery.

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