PROVO, Utah -- Yoeli Childs scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished five assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Santa Clara 80-58 on Thursday night.
Vrankic and Healy combined for the first 14 Santa Clara points of the second half to cut a 41-31 deficit to five. Then Nixon and Bryant hit 3-pointers to ignite a 13-0 run for a 64-45 lead with 8:44 to play.
BYU shot 65 percent in the second half and 59 percent for the game (34 of 58), while the Broncos shot 31 percent.
Childs' double-double was his third straight, giving him 13 for the season, second in the WCC.
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