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BYU beats Saint Mary's 71-66 for 3rd place in WCC

PROVO, Utah (AP) Yoeli Childs scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, TJ Haws added 17 points with seven assists and BYU beat Saint Mary's 71-66 on Thursday night in a battle for third place in the West Coast Conference.

Zac Seljaas made a steal and fast-break dunk to extend BYU's lead to 61-49 with just under six minutes left. Haws' drive and no-look pass to Gavin Baxter for a dunk made it 67-60 with just over a minute left.

Baxter, a freshman from Provo, finished with 10 points for BYU (13-9, 5-2). The Cougars only turned it over twice compared to Saint Mary's 15.

Malik Fitts scored 19 points for Saint Mary's (13-8, 4-2) and Jordan Ford added 15.

Saint Mary's, which leads the WCC in 3-point field goals at 39.5 percent, missed its first 13 from behind the arc and finished 5 of 20. Tanner Krebs made Saint Mary's first 3-pointer of the night with 6:58 remaining to pull to 56-47.

Updated January 25, 2019

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