Provo, Utah — Freshman Zac Seljaas scored a career-high 25 points shooting 7-for-9 from 3-point range as BYU ran away from Central Michigan in the second half for a 98-85 win on Friday night.
John Simons’ jumper put the Chippewas on top 56-54 with 13:53 to play before Seljaas went on his own 11-1 run — three 3s and a jumper — in a little more than two minutes to put the Cougars up 65-57.
Rayshawn Simmons hit a 3-pointer to bring Central Michigan to within 72-67 with seven minutes left, but a Chase Fischer 3-pointer and Kyle Davis’ layup made it 77-69 with 6:02 left.
Fischer scored 23 and Davis added 20 for BYU (7-3).
Central Michigan’s Josh Kozinski shot exclusively from 3-point range and was 6 for 13 from beyond the arc to lead the Chippewas with 18 points. Simons added 14 points and nine rebounds for Central Michigan (5-5).
The score was tied at 44 at the half.
No. 24 Michigan State 77, (at) Northeastern 51: Akyah Taylor scored 17 points and Aerial Powers had 16 and 12 rebounds. Tori Jankoska added 14 points and Branndais Agee 11 for the Spartans (8-2), who won their fourth straight.
The game was part of the Winter Showdown, with the men’s teams playing on Saturday afternoon and the hockey teams squaring off Saturday night.
Francesca Sally led the Huskies (5-4) with 14 points and Samantha DeFreese added 11.
Michigan State limited the Huskies to 30 percent shooting and had a 49-30 rebounding advantage.
The Spartans led 19-11 after one quarter despite a stretch when they missed nine straight shots, and pushed it to 40-26 at the half. They closed it out by shooting 54 percent in the second half while the Huskies had a stretch of missing nine straight and 13 of 14 shots.
Eastern Michigan 104, (at) Madonna 45: Janay Morton scored 16, Chanise Baldwin 15 and Sara Ozelci and Phillis Webb 12 each for Eastern (7-2). Lindsey Hernden scored 22 and Shara Long 10 for Madonna (3-8).