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Davies, Hartsock pace BYU past Pepperdine 77-64

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Davies, Hartsock pace BYU past Pepperdine 77-64

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BYU's Brandon Davies (0) backs down Pepperdines's Taylor Darby, left, during the first half of an NCAA …

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Brandon Davies and Noah Hartsock scored 29 and 20 points, respectively, as Brigham Young posted a 77-64 victory over Pepperdine on Saturday night.

Davies scored 14 points on field goals and was 15-of-18 from the free-throw line for BYU (17-5, 6-2 West Coast).

Hartsock had 16 points on field goals to help the Cougars shoot 46.9 percent from the floor.

Charles Abouo scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Taylor Darby sparked Pepperdine (7-12,1-7) with 21 points and eight rebounds.

BYU went to the foul line 38 times, making 29. Pepperdine shot only 12 free throws, making eight.

The Waves got within four points on two occasions in the second half, the last at 53-49 with 9:39 to play, but the Cougars scored six straight points on a basket by Nate Austin and four free throws by Hartsock.

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