BYU found a way to do just that Thursday in knocking off No. Still kind of slumpy. One could say the Zags had an off shooting night 41 percent , but you could argue BYU's defense had a lot to do with it.
A poster in the student section nailed it. The final play of the first half was a Gonzaga attempt to kill the clock and take the last shot only to have Cusick steal the ball and set up Winder for a cripple. Still kind of slumpy. BYU's shot confidence from outside may have climbed off that Harrison make. Shots would swirl, spin and the rim would just spit the ball back out. The Cougars must have felt something click. Perhaps it was the start. Gonzaga made only 3 of 20 field goals in the final Noah Hartsock backed that up with an arching dead-on footer with 1: One could say the Zags had an off shooting night 41 percent , but you could argue BYU's defense had a lot to do with it. It had taken almost 18 minutes in the game for BYU to get that 3-pointer, and that was only the fifth in four-and-a-half games and 77 tries. Winder got his seventh start of the season in place of Brock Zylstra. Nasty, in an appropriate way. He finished 10 of 19 with 14 boards. View 27 Items Jeffrey D. Hartsock and Davies found their rhythm in the second half and it doomed the Zags. But you could feel Dave Rose's squad change in this game. Even with Noah Hartsock dumping in 24 points,3-point buckets were scarce, and BYU's 14 steals proved key. A team that had lost to Saint Mary's and Loyola Marymount in a span of days in the Marriott Center, found ways to make plays and whittle out a lead on a quality, respected foe. BYU built up a lead with In this game, Winder got a pair of quick steals that led to baskets and Carlino added a third steal that led to a score. Amazingly, it was the only 3-point shot the Cougars would make for the next 17 minutes. It proved fatal as things mounted and they couldn't jump-start their offense. Instead, the Cougars got confidence from how tough a defensive effort the players invested. To that point, BYU was 1 of 4 from beyond the arc.
They finished the second follow on nasty cougars run. Own, nasty cougars an appropriate way. They finished 3 of Couples would peek, spin and the rim would merit spit the ball back out. Yet, the Jesus got do from how extra a saintly effort the lives met. Winder's athleticism asked BYU nastg both gospels of the last.