Cougars turn over chance at another top-ranked upset, fall to No. 1 Gonzaga

Cougars turn over chance at another top-ranked upset, fall to No. 1 Gonzaga

PROVO — Believe it or perhaps not, it absolutely was just one single 12 months ago that BYU pulled down a monstrous upset of then-No. 2 Gonzaga, the last time the Zags tasted beat, in an extraordinary senior evening for Yoeli Childs, Jake Toolson additionally the sleep of BYU’s skilled senior course of 2020.

It took Gonzaga three full minutes, 10 moments, and a 15-2 begin to make sure don’t take place once again.

Sophomore star Drew Timme had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and freshman Jalen Suggs poured in 24 points, five rebounds and three assists to aid No. 1 Gonzaga stiff-arm the Cougars’ bid for consecutive house upsets, 82-71, later Monday evening during the Marriott Center.

Andrew Nembhard included 15 points and three rebounds for the Zags, and Corey Kispert included 13 points and three assists in Gonzaga’s 14th consecutive seminar triumph.

Suggs, a 6-foot-4 freshman from West St. Paul, Minnesota, who had been the highest-rated recruit to signal with Gonzaga, is the fact that good. Therefore, too, would be the Zags.

Gonzaga could be the No. 1 team in the united states. BYU is the number 2 group within the western Coast Conference, which postponed games involving five groups week that is last relocated up the Zags’ previously scheduled regular-season finale in Provo to Monday.

The Cougars (15-5, 6-3 WCC) don’t assist by by themselves much, either.

Alex Barcello led BYU with 20 points and five assists. Nevertheless the Cougars had been outscored 40-28 into the paint and outrebounded because of the Zags 36-35, including 27-6 regarding the glass that is offensive. Gideon George included 5 points as well as 2 rebounds.

Gonzaga restricted Matt Haarms to 0 points and simply one rebound and another guide, efficiently neutralizing the majority of BYU’s post.

The Zags additionally forced 19 turnovers, transforming them into 26 points, and bullied the Cougars into the post.Continue reading