SAN DIEGO -- Brock Zylstra scored 17 points and BYU used its long-range shooting for an 82-63 victory against San Diego on Monday night.
The Cougars (16-4, 5-1 West Coast) won a fifth straight game since dropping their inaugural WCC opener at Saint Mary's.
Charles Abouo and Matt Carlino added 14 points each and Brandon Davies had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Dennis Kramer tied his career high with 15 points for San Diego (6-11, 1-4). Johnny Dee added 12 points and Christopher Anderson 11.
"These guys (players like Zylstra) pay their dues, know what our programs about and know how important these type of games are," BYU coach Dave Rose said. " And what a great night for Charles. Tonight we really needed him to score."
Zylstra had a quiet first half but hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining to give the Cougars a 37-29 halftime lead. The junior hit 4 of 6 shots from 3-point range in the second half as the Cougars took control.
BYU, which beat San Diego 88-52 at home on Dec. 31, finished 11 of 24 from 3-point range.
BYU returns to the Marriott Center to play Loyola Marymount on Thursday.
* UTAH VALLEY 98, SAINT MARY (KAN.) 72: At Orem, Ben Aird had 18 points to lead six Utah Valley players scoring in double figures in a victory against Saint Mary.
Holton Hunsaker scored 16 points, Geddes Robinson 15, Isiah Williams 14, Alfonzo Hubbard 13 and Keith Thompson 12 for the Wolverines (10-10).
Jeb Greenberg had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Harvey and Jordan Wilcox added 11 points each for Saint Mary, a NAIA school in Leavenworth, Kan.
* PORTLAND STATE 80, IDAHO STATE 68: At Portland, Ore., Charles Odum scored 29 points to lead Portland State to an 80-68 victory against Idaho State on Monday night.
Chehales Tapscott added 15 points for the Vikings (9-9, 3-3 Big Sky), and Lateef McMullan and Renado Parker had 10 points each. Kenny McGowen had 20 points and Chase Grabau 18 for the Bengals (4-14, 2-4).
* NO. 5 MISSOURI 70, TEXAS A&M 51: At Columbia, Mo., reserve Michael Dixon scored 18 points and helped spark a 17-0 first-half run as No. 5 Missouri beat Texas A&M, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies.
The Tigers (17-1, 4-1 Big 12) started the game by making only five of their first 14 shots from the field against the conference's best scoring defense. Elston Turner and Khris Middleton both had 13 points for Texas A&M (10-7, 1-4).
* NO. 21 MARQUETTE 74, NO. 23 LOUISVILLE 63: At Milwaukee, Darius Johnson-Odom scored 19 points and DaVante Gardner added 17 points and six rebounds to lead Marquette.
The Golden Eagles (15-4, 4-2 Big East) won their third straight conference game.
Louisville (14-5, 2-4) has lost three of its last four conference games.
* SYRACUSE STAYS ON TOP OF POLL FOR 6TH WEEK: Syracuse is a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the sixth straight week.
The Orange, one of three unbeatens entering play Monday, received 60 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.
Kentucky was second with four first-place votes, followed by undefeated Baylor, which got its first No. 1 vote this season.
Duke and Missouri moved up four places to fourth and fifth, while Ohio State, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State and Georgetown round out the top 10. Unbeaten Murray State moved from No. 15 to No. 12.
Illinois moved in at No. 22. Saint Mary's, Calif. is No. 24, its first appearance this season. Gonzaga and Seton Hall dropped out of the poll.
* BAYLOR STILL NO. 1 IN AP WOMEN'S POLL: Baylor remains the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll.
The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday for the seventh straight week after routing Oklahoma State and Texas. Notre Dame, Connecticut, Stanford and Duke followed Baylor.