Brigham Young University
Mar 03 | 09:30 PM
58 - 77
Gonzaga University
Orleans Arena

4500 West Tropicana Avenue Las Vegas NV 89103

rachelhawks | Posted: 4 Mar 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Game Notes and Quotes


Player Notes

  • For the second-consecutive game, BYU head coach Dave Rose started Matt Carlino, Anson Winder, Charles Abouo, Brock Zylstra and Brandon Davies — the sixth different starting combination of the season.
  • Brock Zylstra started at the power forward (the four) for the second-consecutive game. The junior has now started 26 games, including two at the point, two at power forward and 22 at shooting guard.
  • Noah Hartsock played his second-straight game coming off the bench. Last night against San Diego he scored a game-high 19 points. Tonight against Gonzaga Hartsock totaled 12.
  • With 17 points against Gonzaga, Abouo has now scored in double figures in seven-straight games, the best such streak of his career. Paired with his 10 rebounds, Abouo recorded his fourth double-double of the season.
  • Brandon Davies shot 7-for-11 (.636) from the field for 17 points.


Team Notes

  • For the first time this season, the Cougars took more free throws with 24 attempts to Gonzaga’s 19. The Bulldogs took more free throws than the Cougars in the two regular season meetings, 28 to 17 and 44 to 16.
  • BYU had four blocks to Gonzaga’s two.
  • The Cougar bench outscored the Bulldogs’ 14-12.
  • For the 13th time this season, BYU had four players in double figures for points: Davies with 17 and Abouo, Carlino and Hartsock with 12 each.
  • BYU tied Gonzaga in steals with four and in turnovers with 13.


Game Trends

  • Gonzaga held a 30-12 lead in the first half, its largest of the half. BYU closed the half by outscoring the Bulldogs 14-8 to go into the break down 38-26.
  • Davies scored BYU’s first six points of the second half to cut the lead to 10 at 42-32.
  • BYU and Gonzaga played in front of a sellout crowd of 7,828 in the Orleans.


Record Watch

  • Brandon Davies entered the game with 989 career points. He scored 17 to give him 1,006 for his career to become the 44th Cougar to score 1,000 career points.
  • By playing against Gonzaga, Charles Abouo tied Jimmer Fredette for the BYU record of career games played at 139. Fredette played in 139 games from 2007 to 2011.
  • Abouo extended his program record for consecutive games played to 139.

Kyle Chilton | Posted: 3 Mar 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

BYU vs. Gonzaga in WCC Semis - Game 33


BYU vs. Gonzaga Game Notes

No. 3 BYU Cougars 

  • 2011-12 Record: 25-7
  • WCC Record: 12-4
  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Career Record: 184-52 (7th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

No. 2 Gonzaga

  • 2011-12 Record: 24-5
  • WCC Record: 13-3
  • Head Coach: Mark Few
  • Alma Mater: Oregon, 1987
  • Career Record: 340-88 (13th)
  • Record at Gonzaga: Same

Series Information

  • Series tied: 2-2
  • Last Meeting: Gonzaga won 74-63, 2/23/12
  • In Provo: 1-0
  • At Gonzaga: 0-1
  • Neutral: 1-1

Game Information

  • 2012 WCC Championships
  • Las Vegas, Nev. • Orleans Arena (7,500) • March 3, 2012 • 8 p.m. PST
  • TV: ESPN2
  • TV Talent: Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and Sean Farnham (analyst)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Audio:
  • Live Stats:

Up Next

  • WCC Championship Game
  • BYU/Gonzaga vs. SMC/USF
  • March 4, 6 p.m. PST
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: KSL Newsradio
  • Online Audio:

Quick Hits

  • At 25-7, BYU extended its program record of consecutive 25-win seasons to six. The Cougars have a total of 11 seasons with 25 wins in their history and Dave Rose has been the head coach of six of those teams. Kansas is the only other team in the nation with a current streak of six-straight 25-win seasons.
  • After playing just seven minutes at Gonzaga and missing the regular season finale against Portland with a sore knee, Noah Hartsock scored 19 points, grabbed five boards and had two blocks vs. San Diego. 
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