A Gonzaga offensive foul gave BYU another chance with 3.5 seconds left, facing a two-point deficit. The Cougars couldn’t capitalize in the eventual 71-68 loss.
A Fischer 3-pointer from the top of the key brought the Cougars within two, 70-68, with 1:05 on the clock.
Both teams experienced scoring droughts in the early part of the half as the Zags extended their lead to 10. The Cougars cut the difference to five, 50-45, with free throws by Collinsworth and Seljaas and a Fischer jumper at the 11:58 mark.
Gonzaga stretched it to a 12-point lead with 9:57 left. Two buckets by Fischer cut the score to 60-52, forcing a timeout by the Zags with 7:42 to play.
BYU closed the deficit to within three with pairs of free throws by Corbin Kaufusi and Collinsworth before Emery hit a 3-pointer with 5:55 on the clock.
Three Gonzaga baskets made it a 66-59 game, but Seljaas hit a corner three to bring BYU before Corbin Kaufusi’s free throw brought the game within three just after the 2:34 media timeout.
Fischer led BYU with 18 points while Collinsworth had 15 to go along with 15 rebounds and eight assists.