PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brandon Davies scored 14 of BYU’s first 21 points and finished with 25 as the Cougars cruised to a 73-52 victory over Division II BYU-Hawaii on Tuesday night in their home opener.
The junior center started 6 of 6 and had more points at halftime (14) than he did in BYU’s season-opening loss at Utah State (13) on Friday.
Jet Chang and Jake Dastrup led the Seasiders with 12 points apiece, but Chang didn’t score his first basket until 4:45 before halftime.
The Cougars led 40-17 at the break and dominated in every category, holding the Seasiders to 19.4 percent shooting in the first half.
For Davies, the game was a sharp contrast to Friday’s opener, in which he got into foul trouble. It also was a friendly crowd in his second game back after being dismissed from the team in March for an honor code violation.