PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points to lead BYU to an 85-66 victory over Portland State on Wednesday night.
BYU (8-4) has won two straight since snapping a three-game skid. Portland State (5-4) has lost two of its last four games.
Haws was 9 of 15 from the floor and had five assists. Yoeli Childs added 13 points, and Zac Seljaas and Connor Harding 11 apiece for the Cougars. Nick Emery scored five points in 24 minutes in his third game of the season.
Derek Brown scored 14 points and Sal Nuhu had 12 for Portland State.
Rylan Bergersen’s dunk sparked a 16-0 run as BYU closed the first half on a 23-11 run for a 45-32 advantage. Haws scored 10 points during the stretch.
Portland State cut the deficit to 55-48 with 12:50 to play, but Haws answered with back-to-back 3s and the Vikings didn’t get closer.