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Childs scores 31, Emery returns and BYU wins 95-80

PROVO, Utah (AP) Yoeli Childs matched a season high with 31 points and BYU ended a three-game losing streak with a 95-80 victory over Utah State on a Wednesday night when Nick Emery returned to the floor for the Cougars after more than a season's absence.

Childs made 11 of 18 shots and all eight of his free throws as the Cougars (6-4) shot 56 percent and made 11 of 24 from the arc. TJ Haws made four of those 3-pointers and scored 20 points with seven assists while Emery made 3 of 4 from the arc and scored 11 points in 19 minutes.

Emery was playing in his first game since March 15, 2017. The junior guard had withdrawn from school and missed last season for personal reasons. He sat out the first nine games this season as part of his NCAA conditions for instatement after violations involving receiving improper benefits from BYU boosters. In his first two seasons, he averaged 14.7 points per game and made 172 3-pointers.

Connor Harding added 14 points and Jashire Hardnett 10 for BYU.

Sam Merrill scored 17 points, Neemias Queta 16, Dwayne Brown Jr. 15 and John Knight III had 11 for Utah State (7-2), which hasn't won in Provo since 2004.

BYU scored first and stayed in front, leading by as many as 22 points in the first half before going into the break ahead 53-34. The lead stayed in double figures in the second.

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Key Players
S. Merrill
Y. Childs
32.7 Min. Per Game 32.7
20.4 Pts. Per Game 20.4
3.6 Ast. Per Game 3.6
12.3 Reb. Per Game 12.3
51.1 Field Goal % 53.5
42.9 Three Point % 27.3
92.3 Free Throw % 83.3
  Defensive rebound by Zac Seljaas 3.0
  John Knight III missed jump shot 5.0
  Traveling violation turnover on TJ Haws 11.0
+ 1 Dwayne Brown Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
+ 1 Dwayne Brown Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
  Dwayne Brown Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws 39.0
  Shooting foul on Gavin Baxter 39.0
+ 1 Yoeli Childs made 2nd of 2 free throws 53.0
+ 1 Yoeli Childs made 1st of 2 free throws 53.0
  Personal foul on Brock Miller 53.0
  Turnover on John Knight III 58.0
Team Stats
Points 80 95
Field Goals 29-60 (48.3%) 33-59 (55.9%)
3-Pointers 3-17 (17.6%) 11-24 (45.8%)
Free Throws 19-24 (79.2%) 18-21 (85.7%)
Total Rebounds 34 24
Offensive 11 4
Defensive 19 18
Team 4 2
Assists 6 17
Steals 8 11
Blocks 2 4
Turnovers 15 13
Fouls 20 20
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
31 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Utah State 7-2 344680
home team logo Brigham Young 6-4 534295
Team Stats
away team logo Utah State 7-2 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
home team logo Brigham Young 6-4 79.0 PPG 37.4 RPG 15.1 APG
Key Players
5
S. Merrill G 20.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 FG%
23
Y. Childs F 21.2 PPG 9.7 RPG 2.1 APG 50.7 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Merrill G 17 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
Y. Childs F 31 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
48.3 FG% 55.9
17.6 3PT FG% 45.8
79.2 FT% 85.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 17 5 2 5/13 1/5 6/6 2 39 1 0 4 1 4
N. Queta 16 8 0 7/10 0/1 2/3 2 30 3 2 3 5 3
C. Ainge 6 1 0 3/3 0/0 0/0 4 12 0 0 1 0 1
Q. Taylor 5 3 2 2/7 0/3 1/2 3 25 1 0 1 2 1
B. Miller 3 2 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 2 28 0 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 17 5 2 5/13 1/5 6/6 2 39 1 0 4 1 4
N. Queta 16 8 0 7/10 0/1 2/3 2 30 3 2 3 5 3
C. Ainge 6 1 0 3/3 0/0 0/0 4 12 0 0 1 0 1
Q. Taylor 5 3 2 2/7 0/3 1/2 3 25 1 0 1 2 1
B. Miller 3 2 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 2 28 0 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Brown Jr. 15 6 0 5/9 0/2 5/6 3 22 1 0 2 2 4
J. Knight III 11 4 1 5/9 0/0 1/3 3 20 1 0 3 1 3
T. Knight 4 0 0 0/1 0/1 4/4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
D. Brito 3 1 0 1/3 1/1 0/0 1 9 0 0 0 0 1
A. Porter 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 11 0 0 1 0 0
B. Fakira 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Stall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bean - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Grootfaam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 30 6 29/60 3/17 19/24 20 200 8 2 15 11 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Y. Childs 31 7 1 11/18 1/4 8/8 3 33 5 1 3 1 6
T. Haws 20 4 7 7/11 4/6 2/3 1 38 0 1 5 1 3
J. Hardnett 10 1 1 3/8 0/2 4/5 1 26 1 0 2 0 1
Z. Seljaas 3 4 1 1/4 1/3 0/0 4 17 0 1 2 1 3
M. Cannon 0 1 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 16 0 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Y. Childs 31 7 1 11/18 1/4 8/8 3 33 5 1 3 1 6
T. Haws 20 4 7 7/11 4/6 2/3 1 38 0 1 5 1 3
J. Hardnett 10 1 1 3/8 0/2 4/5 1 26 1 0 2 0 1
Z. Seljaas 3 4 1 1/4 1/3 0/0 4 17 0 1 2 1 3
M. Cannon 0 1 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 16 0 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Harding 14 1 1 5/6 2/3 2/3 1 21 0 0 1 0 1
N. Emery 11 0 2 4/6 3/4 0/0 4 19 2 0 0 0 0
D. Nixon 6 4 3 2/3 0/0 2/2 2 22 3 1 0 1 3
L. Worthington 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0
G. Baxter 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
R. Bergersen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Troy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wade - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Maughan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 95 22 17 33/59 11/24 18/21 20 200 11 4 13 4 18