MALIBU, Calif. (AP) TJ Haws scored a career high 34 points and matched his best with eight assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Pepperdine 87-76 on Thursday night.
There were 16 ties and 10 lead changes. Pepperdine's last lead was 57-56 with 10:36 to go when Kameron Edwards converted a 3-point play to cap a 6-0 run. Colbey Ross made a pair of free throws for the Waves to tie the game at 62 but Haws hit a jumper and Yoeli Childs converted a 3-point play for a 67-62 lead and the Waves never caught up.
Eric Cooper Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 3:10 to play to pull the Waves within 76-73 but Haws made eight free throws and Childs had a 3-point play to close it out. Pepperdine missed its last four shots.