NCAAB Game Recap - Gonzaga at Brigham Young
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:00 PM EST

Kansas
64
Baylor
61
F
Gonz
78
BYU
91
F
UNLV
66
SDSU
63
F
Duques
70
Dayt
80
F
VaTec
64
Duke
88
F
FlaSt
67
NCSU
61
F
Fla
59
KY
65
F
UNC
55
Lou
72
F
Vill
64
Xav
55
F
Tenn
66
Aub
73
F
Oreg
73
Ariz
72
F(OT)
WVU
60
TCU
67
F(OT)
UCLA
70
Colora
63
F
Marq
72
Prov
84
F
Hou
59
Mem
60
F
Tul
75
UCF
74
F
UVA
59
Pitt
56
F
Woff
66
Furm
67
F
MidTN
61
SoMis
53
F
Mizzu
68
Ark
78
F
Hamp
87
Winth
81
F
UNCG
71
VMI
68
F
E MI
55
Ball
64
F
CBU
95
ChiSt
53
F
Navy
75
Army
86
F(OT)
Tex
70
KansSt
59
F
NoKY
61
YSU
59
F
Toled
68
W MI
59
F
Elon
71
Tows
84
F
Mich
71
Purd
63
F
NE
77
Drex
68
F
SthAL
74
CoCar
71
F
ETSU
80
Samf
74
F
SMU
57
Tuls
79
F
Murr
59
SIU-E
58
F
NebOm
93
W IL
86
F
GaSo
81
TexAr
61
F
WriSt
81
Clev
74
F(OT)
MisSt
75
TexAM
87
F
LoyIL
62
MOSt
74
F
ULLa
77
ULMo
83
F
TNSt
63
MorSt
66
F
LaTec
73
N TX
71
F
SCSt
65
BethC
69
F(OT)
GaTec
72
Syr
79
F
Okla
66
OkSt
83
F
LaSal
72
GrgWas
62
F
Troy
59
App
68
F
GrCan
80
UtVal
92
F
SJSU
71
ColSt
78
F
Wyo
78
AF
72
F
Hartfo
75
Bingha
74
F
FlGlf
55
NJIT
39
F
W&M
78
JMU
74
F
UMass
57
Ford
49
F
Hof
78
Del
62
F
MiaO
65
Akr
75
F
IUPUI
72
IL-C
77
F
MD-ES
55
NCC
74
F
Norf
63
FlaAM
66
F
DelSt
86
Copp
98
F
StJos
55
GMas
62
F
CenMI
81
NIU
82
F(OT)
NOrl
82
McNee
77
F
Drake
53
IlSt
57
F
Mercer
85
Chat
80
F
USC-Up
60
Radf
81
F
Presb
64
UNCA
75
F
Ohio
61
BGSU
62
F
Nich
65
CenAR
84
F
How
67
NCAT
71
F
APSU
80
E IL
83
F(OT)
Lipsco
74
NFla
82
F
ArkLR
81
ArkSt
78
F
Sac
67
Ida
56
F
GASt
76
TxSt
86
F
AbCh
75
SeLA
69
F
TN-M
58
JacSt
72
F
Campbl
61
GWebb
73
F
Stetsn
49
Lib
77
F
NoAZ
70
E WA
80
F
SFA
80
InWor
56
F
URI
75
David
77
F(OT)
SEMO
62
TNTec
71
F
TXAMC
62
Lamar
79
F
TXSo
94
MsVl
92
F
KennSt
55
Jacksn
69
F
TxTch
87
IaSt
57
F
Cal
52
Wash
87
F
Pepp
61
USF
63
F(OT)
UGA
80
Vand
78
F
LSU
86
SCar
80
F
Brown
45
Corn
63
F
Clem
82
BC
64
F
JackSt
61
Gram
63
F
HBU
73
SamH
77
F
Rich
71
StBon
75
F
South
56
AlSt
44
F
Charl
72
W Ky
70
F
Rice
62
UTEP
68
F
OlDom
66
Marsh
74
F
UAB
58
FlAtl
65
F
HI
60
LongB
64
F
HiPt
54
Longw
57
F
UNH
68
Albany
56
F
UMBC
66
Vermt
64
F
Maine
46
Stony
54
F
Charl
55
UNCW
68
F
Penn
65
Harv
69
F
Belm
83
E KY
70
F
Princ
65
Dart
62
F
Yale
83
Colum
65
F
Alc
61
AlaAM
71
F
Citad
84
WCU
96
F
USD
63
StMar
92
F
OrSt
73
AzSt
74
F
NDSt
68
N DA
71
F
Brad
78
Valpa
90
F
Alab
103
Miss
78
F
PVAM
69
ArkPB
61
F
GTown
68
DeP
74
F
S UT
71
Web
82
F
UTRGV
62
NMSt
78
F
Mont
59
MTSt
54
F
N CO
85
IdaSt
72
F
UCRiv
61
CAPoly
49
F
CSBak
54
Seatt
69
F
UCDav
56
UCSB
70
F
LoyMa
66
Portl
58
F
SCla
74
Pacif
87
F
UCIrv
87
CSNor
64
F
Fres
76
Nev
78
F

Feb 22, 2020, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(2) Gonzaga

38

40

78

(23) Brigham Young

46

45

91

No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:56 AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU took the fight to Gonzaga and sent a message to everyone else about how dangerous it could be when March rolls around.

The No. 23 Cougars imposed their will on offense and defense for the better part of 40 minutes for a 91-78 victory over second-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday night. They ended the Bulldogs' 19-game winning streak by battling for loose balls and forcing turnovers on one end and attacking the basket without fear on the other end.

BYU (23-7, 12-3 WCC) never trailed after halftime en route to winning its eighth straight game.

"Gonzaga is a great team," forward Yoeli Childs said. "They made their runs and they had great players out there making great plays, but nothing they did slowed us down. It gets me really excited for the future."

Childs led BYU with 28 points on 12-of-19 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds. The senior put the Cougars on his shoulders at critical points when the offense needed an extra boost.

Gonzaga trailed by 14 points early in the second half before mounting a comeback. The Bulldogs cut the deficit to 70-68 on a jumper from Drew Timme with 7:52 remaining.

Zac Seljaas made back-to-back baskets to give the Cougars a little breathing room again. Then Childs bookended a string of four straight BYU baskets with a layup and a jumper to put the Cougars up 87-76 with 3:15 left.

Gonzaga scored a single basket over the final seven minutes.

"Our guys were fighting," BYU coach Mark Pope said. "If you want to have a chance to play with them, then you better be dialed in on every single possession."

Jake Toolson added 17 points for the Cougars and T.J. Haws had 16 points.

Killian Tillie scored 18 points and Corey Kispert added 16 for the Bulldogs. Filip Petrusev added 14 points and Admon Gilder chipped in 13. Gonzaga (27-2, 13-1) won the previous five meetings in Provo.

The Bulldogs turned it over 14 times and allowed BYU to score 18 points off those turnovers. The Cougars had no trouble finding a rhythm, shooting 53% from the field and 41% from 3-point range.

"They came after us with their offense," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "They came after us with their defense, physically taking the ball from us. We didn't deserve to win."

Childs capped a 13-4 run that gave BYU a 21-18 lead with back-to-back baskets. Gonzaga briefly regained a 25-24 lead on baskets from Kispert and Petrusev. The Cougars surged back ahead before halftime thanks to Childs.

He accounted for three buckets on a run of five straight possessions that ended in baskets for BYU. It helped the Cougars claw out a 38-32 lead.

Gonzaga was held without a field goal over the final 4:36 of the first half.

The Cougars kept building on their momentum early in the second half, with 3-pointers from Kolby Lee and Toolson highlighting a run of four straight baskets that put BYU up 58-44.

"They were tougher," Petrusev said. "We let them outplay us. They were just a tougher team and they beat us."

TAKING CHARGE

Haws set an aggressive tone for BYU in the first four minutes. The senior guard scored his team's first two baskets. Then, over three straight possessions, Haws drew back-to-back charges and stole the ball.

"Before the game, in the locker room, Coach had 'defense wins' up on the board," Haws said. "Somebody's got to take charges if (Dalton Nixon) is out. I thought I could get a couple tonight."

STREAKS BUSTED

Gonzaga had numerous winning streaks snapped. Coming into the game, the Bulldogs had won 40 straight regular-season conference games and 39 straight road contests against WCC opponents. The 40-game winning streak against conference opponents had been the longest such streak in the nation.

BIG PICTURE

Gonzaga: Numerous turnovers and lengthy shooting droughts led to a rare loss. The Bulldogs likely have little margin for error now in their quest to secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

BYU: A win over a Gonzaga team that spent part of the season ranked No. 1 will go a long way to helping the Cougars lock up an NCAA Tournament bid in March.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

No. 23 BYU could climb multiple spots in the AP Top 25 poll, while Gonzaga will see where it ends up after the Nos. 1 and 4 teams also lost.

UP NEXT

Gonzaga hosts San Diego on Thursday.

BYU visits Pepperdine on Saturday.

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Leaders

Gonzaga PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Arlauskas 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Tillie 18 0 1 3 1 0
Brigham Young PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Nixon 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Troy 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Gonz BYU
Points For 78 91
Field Goals 25/60-42% 33/62-53%
Three Pointers 5/25-20% 11/27-41%
Free Throws 23/28-82% 14/18-78%
Offensive Rebounds 14 7
Defensive Rebounds 25 24
Rebounds 41 31
Blocks 3 1
Steals 6 10
Turnovers 14 10
Personal Fouls 15 21
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 18 BYU 69 @ Gonz 92 E. Troy 2 F. Petrusev 5
Sat Feb 22 Gonz 78 @ BYU 91 R. Woolridge 2 C. Harding 2

Game Information

Stadium: Marriott Center, Provo, Utah
Attendance: 18,987
Game Time: