PROVO, Utah (AP)-Keena Young scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half to carry Brigham Young to a 77-68 win over Seton Hall at the BYU Holiday Classic Saturday night.
BYU (10-4) also won the three-day round robin tournament with a 3-0 record. Oral Roberts finished second (2-1) followed by Seton Hall (1-2) and Liberty (0-3).Young, who averaged 21.3 points per game for the tournament, was the All-Tournament team MVP.Seton Hall (8-4) held a 10 point lead over BYU with 16:25 remaining in the game and was up by nine at 46-55 before Young took control and helped BYU to a 21-6 run over the next eight minutes.Rashaun Broadus' 3-pointer with 5:08 remaining capped the Cougar run and gave BYU a 67-61 lead.The Cougars struggled to put the Pirates away down the stretch missing five free throws in the final 2:55. Austin Ainge, however, was able to connect on 5-of-6 in the final two minutes to help the Cougars hang on.In the first half, Seton Hall jumped out in front 12-4 over the first 4:30, but BYU answered with an 8-0 run to pull even at 12-12 on a basket by Lee Cummard.The Pirates were able to pull away over the rest of the half on Eugene Harvey's 16 points. BYU made adjustments at halftime and held Harvey to two points in the second half and Seton Hall to 9-of-34 shooting in the final period.Brian Laing led the Pirates with 19 points and was named to the All-Tournament team.BYU dominated the rebounding with a 55-34 advantage. Cummard led the Cougars with 12 rebounds, while Young, Ainge, and Trent Plaisted each had nine.Ainge and Cummard, also a member of the All-Tournament team, scored 16 points each in the game.BYU's home winning streak stretched to 23 games with the win.