BYU blasts Pepperdine 86-48

The Associated Press

PROVO, Utah (AP) Charles Abouo had 23 points and 12 rebounds and BYU routed Pepperdine 86-48 Saturday night.

Abouo made five 3-pointers to match his highest point total of the season for the Cougars (21-6, 9-3 West Coast), who have won three in a row and five of their last six.

Brandon Davies had 13 points and seven rebounds for BYU and Matt Carlino and Anson Winder added 10 points apiece.

The Cougars jumped to a 12-2 lead and didn't let up, extending their lead to 31-7. They led 46-25 at halftime behind 17 points from Abouo. The 10 BYU players who saw action all scored at least three points.

Ramon Eaton and Taylor Darby scored eight points each to lead Pepperdine (8-17, 2-12). The Waves have lost 12 of their last 13.

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