Arizona State Routs BYU, 80-52
Dec. 2, 2000
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Chad Prewitt had a career-high 20 points as ArizonaState routed Brigham Young 80-52 Saturday night.
The Sun Devils (5-1), off to their best start in six years, had a 75-31 leadwith 8:04 left in the game before both coaches began substituting.
It was the fifth straight for Arizona State, which avenged a 78-67 loss lastseason in Provo, Utah, in which Mekeli Wesley scored 26 points. This time,Wesley was scoreless in the first half and finished with 11 points on 3-for-15shooting.
The Cougars (2-2), who lost for the second time in three days, shot 25.4percent (15-of-59) for the game.
Terrell Lyday also had 11 points.
Smith scored his points in the second half, when the Sun Devils broke awayfrom a 37-22 halftime lead with a 16-3 run in the first 3:40.
Arizona State used a 13-2 run to build a 15-5 lead in the first 6:24 of thegame.
But Lyday had a three-point play and a 3-pointer early in a 13-0 surge thatput the Cougars ahead 18-15 with 7:02 left in the half.
Then the Sun Devils, sparked by the return to the game of Prewitt, who had11 points and five rebounds in the first half, outscored BYU 22-4 the rest ofthe way. Storey, scoreless until his three-point play with 3:14 to go, hadeight of Arizona State's last 10 points in the surge.