Cougars fall short against Zags to start conference play

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BYU vs. Gonzaga Notes & Quotes

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PROVO, Utah – Despite overcoming a 16-point first-half deficit, BYU men's basketball fell 87-80 to No. 8 Gonzaga Saturday at the Marriott Center to begin conference play.

BYU and Gonzaga tied at halftime

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The Zags hit first with back-to-back baskets from Kyle Wiltjer. BYU tied the score at four on free throws by Worthington, but Gonzaga answered with a 12-0 run.

BYU wouldn’t score another field goal until the 12-minute mark. Tyler Haws threw down a field goal, which Skyler Halford followed with a 3-pointer.

Cougars fall to Gonzaga in first WCC game

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SPOKANE, Washington – BYU women’s basketball dropped its first game in the West Coast Conference 62-78 to Gonzaga in Spokane.

Madie Lyons finishes with No. 3 College Goal of the Year

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PROVO, Utah – Freshman forward Madie Lyons' game-winning goal against Oregon finished third in the voting for TopDrawerSoccer.com's College Goal of the Year. Lyons goal won national goal of the week earlier in the year and was the only candidate from NCAA women's soccer to make the list. Even though she finished in third, Lyons' goal is the de facto women's college goal of the year since there were no other candidates from women's games.

Cougars to open WCC play against No. 8 Gonzaga

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Game Notes: BYU vs. Gonzaga

After posting a 10-3 record during nonconference play, BYU will open West Coast Conference action against No. 8 Gonzaga Saturday in the Marriott Center at 4 p.m. MST. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

Winder and the Cougars edge UMass 77-71 in overtime

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BYU vs. UMass Notes & Quotes

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PROVO, Utah – Anson Winder led BYU men's basketball to a 77-71 overtime win against UMass Tuesday afternoon at the Marriott Center.

Eaton's 29 points lead BYU past Utah State

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LOGAN, Utah – Lexi Eaton’s 29 points and Morgan Bailey’s 22 rebounds led BYU women’s basketball past Utah State in the Glen Smith Spectrum, 62-58 in double overtime.

“You have to give the girls a lot of credit tonight,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. “They had some things go against them and they bounced back. Then, Lexi made a big basket to force overtime.”

BYU vs. Memphis Postgame Notes

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TEAM NOTES

BYU fell to Memphis 55-48 in double overtime in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. The Cougars finished 8-5 on the season and are 546-398-26 all time.

Senior offensive lineman Solomone Kafu and senior defensive back Skye PoVey carried the team and special teams flags, respectively. Former center Robert Saunooke (1982-83, 86-88) carried the alumni flag.

Official attendance for the game was 20,761.

BYU falls to Memphis in double overtime

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MIAMI – BYU fell to Memphis in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl 55-48 in double overtime Monday afternoon at Marlins Park.

BYU wins a close game against Stanford

BYU Cougars win against Stanford Saturday night 79-77. Despite the sprained ankle Tyler Haws comes out with high points.