Money Matters - Simplified

Brandon Davies

COL BKB: BYU 77, Creighton 65

Omaha -- Brandon Davies scored 24 points Wednesday and No. 25 BYU pulled away in the final 15 minutes to defeat Creighton 77-65.

The Cougars improved to 7-0 after holding only a two-point lead in the early stages of the second half.

Davies made 9-of-11 from the field and was backed up by 13 points each from Jimmer Fredette and Emery Jackson. Kyle Collinsworth had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Creighton (4-3) was led by 20 points and 12 rebounds from Doug McDermott.

BYU's previous two wins had been in double overtime over South Florida and by one point over St. Mary's.

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COL BKB: Brigham Young 71, Utah 51

Salt Lake City -- Brandon Davies and Michael Loyd Jr. combined for 38 points Wednesday to lift No. 15 Brigham Young to a 71-51 victory over Utah.

Davies struck for 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Loyd chipped in with 18 points and six boards for BYU (27-4, 12-3 MWC), which won its fifth game in six contests and rebounded from an emotional loss to New Mexico last week.

The Cougars, who wrap up the regular season Saturday against TCU, got 10 points from Davies during a game-deciding 12-0 run to start the second half. The spurt extended their lead to 48-24 with around 14 minutes to go and effectively sealed the win.

The Utes (14-15, 7-8) were led by Chris Hines with nine points.