Dec. 12, 2007
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Lee Cummard scored a career-high 27 points and No. 25 Brigham Young won for the 36th straight time at home, beating Lamar 88-66 on Wednesday night.
Trent Plaisted added 22 points and Jonathan Tavernari scored 11 for the Cougars (8-2), who held a double-digit lead through most of the game. BYU also avenged an overtime loss to the Cardinals (3-6) last December.
The Cougars made 11 of 28 3-pointers and took advantage as Lamar struggled to hit shots. The Cardinals finished 24-for-63 and were 5-for-18 from beyond-the-arc as they tried to make a dent in BYU's lead.
Lamar Sanders scored 11 to lead Lamar.
Darren Hopkins converted a three-point play to pull the Cardinals to 65-53 with 7:25 left in the game, but Cummard answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to start an 18-5 run for the Cougars.
Cummard and Plaisted combined on a couple of plays that thrilled the small crowd of 8,130. Plaisted had the ball at the baseline and bounced a backward pass to Cummard for an easy layup. Later in the half, Cummard returned the favor by banking a pass off the backboard to Plaisted for an emphatic dunk.
Cummard had never scored more than 21 points in a game.