TJ Haws scored the Cougars' first bucket out of break, giving him eight points for the game. At the 17:38 mark, Eric Mika finished a jumper in the lane. Nick Emery then picked off a pass and found Haws upcourt for the fast-break trey. With the 3-point field goal, BYU cut the Gonzaga lead to 12, 45-33, forcing a Bulldog timeout.
With 16:06 to go, Mika sank two free throws, bringing the Cougars within eight, 45-37. The Zags then went on an 11-3 run, increasing their lead to 16. Davin Guinn scored a quick five points to again put the Cougars within 13, 58-45, with 12 minutes to go. Teams then traded baskets until the eight minute mark, before Haws hit two back-to-back 3-pointers to bring BYU within eight points, 66-58.
Elijah Bryant converted the three-point play at the 4:49 mark, bringing BYU again within eight. Gonzaga then went up 11, before BYU brought it within six with under two minutes to play. With free throws, the Bulldogs extended their lead to 10 before the final buzzer sounded.