Gonzaga vs BYU : Gonzaga owns a firm upper hand in the recent rivalry with BYU, winning six of the last seven meetings straight up, with a three-game sweep last season, going 4-2-1 against the spread along the way.
== MATCH INFO ==
Team : Gonzaga vs BYU
Date : Saturay, 23 February
Start Time : 10:00 PM ET
Gonzaga vs BYU Live
Shaylee Gonzales led the team with 19 points as BYU women’s basketball beat No. 13 Gonzaga 66-64 to sweep the in-season series for the first time since joining the West Coast Conference.
“We came out and probably played the best first quarter we’ve played all year,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. “We were patient and took advantage of what they were giving us. This team believed in themselves and this was a great team effort and I’m really proud of them. They competed for the entire game and didn’t let the crowd get to them or when Gonzaga came back to tie it. We remained focused.”
Gonzales made five 3-pointers on her way to scoring a team-high 19 points while also adding three assists and three rebounds. Brenna Chase scored four 3-pointers on her way to contributing 14 points, five assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Paisley Johnson added 12 points while Sara Hamson pulled in nine rebounds and blocked three shots in the contest.
The Bulldogs went on a 6-0 run to tie the game up at 62-all with 2:24 left in the game. Gonzales made a driving layup to temporarily break the deadlock before Gonzaga evened the score at 64-all with one minute remaining. Hamson came up with two big blocks in one Bulldog possession that eventually ended with a shot clock violation with 2.5 seconds left on the game clock. Gonzaga fouled Johnson on the ensuing inbound play, sending the sophomore guard to the line. Johnson made both free throws to give BYU the two-point lead. Gonzaga failed to get a shot off before the final buzzer sounded, sealing the 66-64 win for BYU.