Harding scores 30, Weber State beats BYU 113-103

Weber State forward Brekkott Chapman (23) celebrates after sinking a 3-point shot against BYU during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Ogden, Utah. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding made 11 of 17 from the field, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and finished with 30 points to help Weber State beat BYU 113-103 on Saturday night.

Cody John tied his season-high with 22 points and Zach Braxton had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Weber State.

John’s tipin at the buzzer made it 47-46 at the break and Weber State led the rest of the way. John made a layup, Harding hit a 3 and, after BYU’s Jahshire Hardnett hit a jumper, Braxton converted a 3-point play before John made a jumper that made it 66-55 with 13:38 to play. Harding made back-to-back layups to give the Wildcats a 15-point lead with seven minutes and BYU trailed by at least six the rest of the way. Weber State hit 13 of 17 from the free-throw line in the final 1:31.

Yoeli Childs led the Cougars (4-3) with a season-high 31 points and Hardnett scored a career-best 24.

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