BYU sings to fans after beating the Nicholls State Colonels at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. BYU won 87-73.

Ben B. Braun, Deseret News

For the first time this season, BYU did not need a shot in the final seconds to come out on top.

Instead, the Cougars secured an 87-73 victory Saturday night at the Marriott Center, defeating Nicholls State to earn their third win of the year.

The double-digit win gives BYU its largest margin of victory on the season after it needed some late-game heroics to pull out its first two wins.

The Cougars kept their unblemished home record intact, moving to 3-0 in Provo.

“I feel like we did a good job sharing the ball,” starting point guard Rudi Williams said. “We made a bunch of catch-and-shoot 3s. Coach always emphasizes … making two defenders guard one so we can get open shots, easier shots.”

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


BYU basketball uses strong second half to beat Nicholls State

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