Texas Christian 92, Brigham Young 80
PROVO, Utah (AP) _ Mike Jones scored seven of his 30 points during a 22-7 spurt as Texas Christian defeated Brigham Young 92-80 Thursday night.
Damion Walker added six of his 20 during the streak as TCU (16-8 overall, 5-6 Western Athletic Conference) built an 83-69 lead with 3:20 remaining in the game.
BYU (1-20, 0-11) led 61-60 after Jeff Campbell’s six-foot jumper with 10:30 left.
Saipele Tuialii’s rebound basket with 10:17 remaining gave TCU the lead for good.
BYU led 42-38 at the half on the strength of 53 percent shooting. TCU shot 46 percent. The numbers were reversed in the second half with TCU shooting 66 percent and BYU 41 percent. TCU finished at 55 percent for the game; BYU at 48 percent.
Freshman guard Scott Sonnenberg, who was averaging 1.9 points, led BYU with 24 points. Campbell added 16. Matt Montague, another freshman guard, had 14 and Eric Nielsen 13.
Malcolm Johnson had 13 for TVU and Tuialii had 10 as both teams had four men in double figures.
Both teams finished with 34 rebounds. Tuialii led TCU with seven while Grant Berges had seven for BYU.