Lee Cummard scores 18 as BYU runs away from Loyola Marymount 91-62
PROVO, Utah (AP)—Lee Cummard scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead Brigham Young to a 91-62 win over Loyola Marymount on Thursday.
The victory got BYU (11-3) back on track after dropping a road game to Boise State last week and falling out of the Top 25.
The Lions (3-12) were the last team to defeat BYU at home in the first game of the 2005 season. Since then the Cougars winning streak in the Marriott Center has grown to 39 games, which is tied for the longest active streak in the nation.
Sam Burgess connected on two 3-pointers during a 9-2 BYU run early in the second half that stretched the lead to 49-31. Jonathan Tavernari scored eight of his 17 points to lead the Cougars on a late 12-0 run to stretch the BYU lead to 67-38 with 8:42 remaining.
BYU’s largest lead of the game was 34 points with 5:41 remaining in the game. BYU took a 35-26 lead into the break.
Loyola Marymount’s Orlando Johnson led all scorers with 19 points. He also had 14 of their 19 turnovers in the decisive second half. Those turnovers led to 26 BYU points.
The Cougars leading scorer, Trent Plaisted, scored 12 and pulled down seven rebounds.