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Cold-shooting USF falls to BYU in Hawaii

The Bulls shoot just 25.8 percent to lose their opener in the Diamond Head Classic.
BYU's Caleb Lohner is surrounded by USF's Javon Greene, left, and Jalyn McCreary during the first half Wednesday.
BYU's Caleb Lohner is surrounded by USF's Javon Greene, left, and Jalyn McCreary during the first half Wednesday. [ MARCO GARCIA | AP ]
Published Dec. 23, 2021

HONOLULU — Fousseyni Traore had 11 points and nine rebounds, Gideon George came off the bench to score 11 and BYU breezed to a 54-39 win over USF in the Diamond Head Classic on Wednesday night.

Alex Barcello added 10 points for the Cougars (10-2), while sophomore Caleb Lohner grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds.

The Bulls’ 39 points on 25.8 percent shooting represented the worst marks by a BYU opponent this season. Though USF managed to hold the Cougars to a season-low 23 points in the second half.

Javon Greene had nine points to lead the Bulls (4-6). Caleb Murphy, who led USF in scoring heading into the contest with 13.0 points per game, scored five points on 1-of-9 shooting.

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