- Associated Press - Sunday, February 5, 2017

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Eric Mika scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help BYU slip past Portland late in the second half for a 73-62 win Saturday night.

Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws added 15 points apiece for BYU (17-8, 8-4 West Coast Conference), and L.J. Rose had 10. The Cougars shot just 39 percent from the field but went 28 for 39 from the foul line.

Trailing by six with 4:37 left to play, BYU got a 3-pointer from Davin Guinn to spark a 13-0 run to make it 68-61 as Portland went cold. The Pilots missed seven of their last eight shots and had five turnovers over the final seven minutes, enabling BYU, which trailed at the break, to pull steadily away.

Gabe Taylor led Portland (9-5, 2-10) with 20 points. D’Marques Tyson scored 13 points and Jazz Johnson 10.

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