PROVO, Utah — Alex Barcello had a career-high 29 points as BYU defeated San Francisco 79-73 on Thursday night.
Barcello hit 10 of 13 shots, including 7 of 7 from beyond the arc, a BYU record.
Caleb Lohner had 13 points and nine rebounds for BYU (18-5, 9-3 West Coast Conference). Gideon George added 11 points. Brandon Averette had 10 points.
Julian Rishwain scored a career-high 25 points for the Dons (10-12, 4-8), who have now lost five games in a row. Jamaree Bouyea added 16 points. Khalil Shabazz had 12 points.
The Cougars improve to 2-0 against the Dons this season. BYU defeated San Francisco 72-63 on Jan. 16.