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‘This Is My Moment:’ Aly Khalifa lifts BYU while fasting at Big 12 Tournament

Mar 14, 2024, 7:26 AM | Updated: 10:45 am

Brigham Young Cougars center Aly Khalifa (50) celebrates a 3-pointer during the Big 12 conference t...

Brigham Young Cougars center Aly Khalifa (50) celebrates a 3-pointer during the Big 12 conference tournament against UCF in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.– BYU center Aly Khalifa played through a Big 12 Tournament game during Ramadan.

Khalifa, a member of the Muslim faith, is participating in the fasting hours of Ramadan.

Aly Khalifa is participating in Ramadan fasting

That means from sunrise at 6:20 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., Khalifa is not eating any food or drinking water.

In Wednesday’s Big 12 Tournament game against UCF, Khalifa started for BYU, scoring eight points and dishing out five assists in 17 minutes of action.

Khalifa scored the game’s first points, knocking down a three-pointer.

During the 23 minutes Khalifa was on the bench, he did not grab any fluids to rehydrate.

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Related: No. 20 BYU earns first-ever Big 12 Tournament win in wire-to-wire victory over UCF

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‘This Is My Moment:’ Aly Khalifa lifts BYU while fasting at Big 12 Tournament