Collinsworth earns BYU a series split with Pepperdine, 88-77
PROVO, Utah (AP) Kyle Collinsworth scored 24 points and distributed 10 assists and BYU maintained its perfect record on its home floor as the Cougars split with Pepperdine with an 88-77 win Saturday night.
Pepperdine won the first matchup with the Cougars last week in Malibu, 71-65.
The Cougars built an eight-point lead in the first half, but the Waves scored the first six points of the second half to cut the BYU lead to two, 53-51. Nick Emery scored at the basket and Chase Fischer hit a jumper off a feed by Collingsworth, who then hit a jumper to give BYU some breathing room, 64-56.
Emery finished with 17 points for BYU (16-7, 7-3).