Toolson drained his game-saving 3 from the top of the key on the other end and SUU didn’t get closer than three points after.
The Thunderbirds, coming off a 79-78 defeat of the Big Ten’s Nebraska, made more field goals (28 versus 23), had a 38-31 edge in rebounds, outscored BYU 46-22 in the paint but, critically, were 0-for-12 from behind the arc.
Toolson, Haws and Nixon each hit two 3-pointers for BYU, which was 8 of 22 from distance.
Brigham Young matches up against Houston on the road on Friday. Southern Utah takes on UCLA on the road on Monday.
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