Davies scores 21 points; BYU defeats Montana 85-60

The Associated Press
Davies scores 21 points; BYU defeats Montana 85-60
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Brigham Young forward Josh Sharp (12) lays the ball up as Montana guard Keron DeShields (20) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Brandon Davies scored 21 points, Tyler Haws added 18 and BYU used two big second-half runs to defeat Montana 85-60 on Wednesday night.

The Grizzlies were within eight points, 53-45, with 12:08 left after a twisting, off-balance layup by Kareem Jamar.

But the Cougars (5-2) went on a 14-5 run to seal their third straight victory this season and sixth straight at EnergySolutions Arena, home of the NBA's Utah Jazz.

Haws started the run with a pair of free throws, and Craig Cusick hit his second 3-pointer of the night to ruin any hopes the Grizzlies had of extending their three-game winning streak.

Jamar led Montana (3-2) with 17 points and nine rebounds and Keron DeShields added 12 points.