BYU Cougars (8-7) at Pacific Tigers (10-5)
|Date & Time||Thursday January 3, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Pacific Tigers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 156
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West coast college basketball pits the Pacific Tigers against the Brigham Young Cougars.
The Brigham Young Cougars look to get in the win column after a 103-81 loss at Mississippi State saddled the team with a third straight loss.
Brigham Young trailed by ten after 20 minutes and never got their defense going with Mississippi State owning a 54.3%-43.3% shooting edge with ten more shots.
Yoeli Childs carried the Cougars with 25 points along with a team high six turnovers on 11-18 marksmanship with TJ Hawes adding 14 points, six rebounds and three steals on 4-15 from the floor and 5-5 at the stripe.
Zac Seljaas gave BYU 13 points, five pulls and three steals on 3-5 from the field and 6-6 at the stripe followed Luke Worthington and Jahshire Hardnett with eight points each.
The surging Pacific Tigers have won five of six after downing UC Irvine 84-73 in overtime as a 3.5 point home dog.
Pacific was outshot 44.4%-41.9% but turned 34 Anteaters fouls in to a 33-19 advantage at the charity stripe which was decisive.
Ajare Sanni topped the Tigers offense with 23 points on 8-16 accuracy and 4-5 at the line followed Roberto Gallinat tossed in 20 points with five pulls on 2-8 shooting and 15-18 at the stripe.
Pacific received ten points and seven boards from Jahlil Tripp with Kendall Small tossing in nine points.
BYU are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and over is 7-2 in BYU last 9 vs. West Coast and over is 9-3 in BYU last 12 overall. Pacific are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. West Coast and Pacific are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games. BYU are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
It’s hard to compare these teams right now but Pacific is looking much improved…