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Caleb Turner | Posted: 20 Nov 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Caleb Turner

Clutch play gives BYU 62-57 overtime win at Utah State


LOGAN, Utah – Brenna Chase had a block, a steal and a 3-pointer all within the final minute Tuesday to give BYU women’s basketball its second overtime win of the season, 62-57, over Utah State.

Final Box Score for BYU vs. Utah State

“This was a fun and scary game to coach," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. "I thought we came out and played a lot better in the second half, especially the fourth quarter and overtime."

Chase finished with 13 points on the night, including three 3-pointers in the second half alone, representing all of BYU’s makes from behind the arc. Freshman guard Shaylee Gonzales led all players in scoring with a career-high 20, while she and Chase both contributed three steals each. Paisley Johnson joined the two guards in double figures with 10, including a perfect 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.

After getting beat 17-7 in the opening quarter, BYU fired back with a 14-9 advantage in the second to bring them within five at the half, 26-21. The Cougars struggled to shoot the ball in the first half, missing all seven of their 3-point attempts.

BYU took a brief lead, 31-30, with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, but a 10-3 run by the Aggies to close the period gave USU a six-point lead, 40-34, going into the fourth.

Gonzales was the first Cougar to hit double digits with 11 on an and-one to open the fourth quarter. Gonzales got two more free throws to bring the Cougars back within two, 41-39. The game was then tied at 43 on a fast-break layup from Chase to give her 10 points. BYU took a 46-45 lead on another Gonzales free throw with five minutes left in the game, as the freshman had 10 of her 20 total points in the fourth quarter alone.

Jasmine Moody fouled out with two minutes remaining, exiting the game with five points and six rebounds. Shalae Salmon stepped up for the Cougars down low, finishing with nine rebounds on the night. A foul in the final minute sent USU back to the free-throw line, where a pair of shots put them up, 55-53, but a layup by Johnson with 30 seconds to go sent the game to overtime.

Gonzales scored first for the Cougars in overtime to reach 20 points for the first time in her  BYU career. Chase blocked a shot to potentially put the Aggies up in the final minute and then hit a straightaway 3-pointer to put BYU up, 60-57, with 33 seconds remaining in overtime.

Freshman Babalu Ugwu forced a held ball to give the Cougars the ball back with 15 seconds to go, and Johnson hit both of her free throws to put BYU up for good. The Aggies brought the ball back up to try and close the gap, but Chase’s third steal of the game squandered any such hopes.

BYU outscored the Aggies 28-17 in the fourth quarter and overtime, including a 7-0 run to end the game. The Cougars forced 19 total turnovers on the Aggies, including five in overtime alone, and scored 15 points off of them to finish with the edge. 

The Cougars stay on the road to play TCU Friday, Nov. 23 as part of the SDSU Thanksgiving Classic at Viejas Arena in San Diego. The game tips off at 7:15 pm PDT and can be streamed live at gofrogs.com/HFTV

Postgame Notes – At Utah State


  • The win improved the Cougars' record to 3-1 on the season.
  • In the road victory, BYU shot 38.6 percent from the field, 68.2 percent from the free throw line and 25.0 percent from 3-point range.
  • For the third time on the season, three Cougars finished with double digits in points. Shaylee Gonzales (20), Brenna Chase (13) and Paisley Johnson (10).
  • BYU finished the game getting 30 points in the paint compared with 20 for Utah State.
  • The Cougars tallied 15 points off of Utah State turnovers. The Aggies got nine points from BYU miscues.
  • The Aggies won the rebound battle in the game, grabbing 44 boards to the Cougars 37. They also dished out more assists (16) to BYU’s 10 and recorded seven blocks to the Cougars three.
  • BYU finished the game with the advantage in steals with nine. USU had six. 


  • Freshman Shaylee Gonzales led BYU in the first half with six points. She finished the contest with game and career highs in points with 20. Gonzales also grabbed five rebounds and tied for team bests in assists and in steals with three each.
  • Junior Shalae Salmon led the way for the Cougars in rebounds with nine while contributing seven points in the win.
  • Junior Brenna Chase had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and tied for team bests in steals with three.
  • For the fourth straight time, sophomore Paisley Johnson concluded the game with double-figure points, tallying 10 to go along with four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
  • Before fouling out, senior Jasmine Moody contributed six points, five rebounds and two assists in the win.
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Norma Bertoch | Posted: 18 Nov 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Norma Bertoch

BYU women take on in-state rival Utah State in Logan Tuesday


PROVO, Utah — BYU (2-1) starts a two-week, six-game road swing beginning with a game at in-state rival Utah State.  The Cougars and Aggies (2-1) battle in Logan on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in a 7 p.m. MST tip off.  A live video stream will be available on the Mountain West Network (MWN). 

BYU vs. Utah State Game Notes


  • The Cougars are now 2-1 on the year after an 80-65 home win over Eastern Washington.
  • With three games under its belt, BYU is shooting 41.2 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from the 3-point line and 74.4 percent when shooting from the free throw line.
  • Three players are scoring in double figures for the Cougars, led by 15.0 points a game from freshman Shaylee Gonzales. Junior guard Brenna Chase follows putting up 14.3 points a contest. Sophomore Paisley Johnson rounds out the double-digit scoring with her 14.0 points.
  • Johnson also leads the way in rebounding with an 8.3 average; in assists, Chase tops the stat sheet dishing out 7.3 assists per game; Gonzales and Chase get 2.3 steals per contest.
  • BYU was selected to finish third in the 2018-19 West Coast Conference race.
  • Junior Brenna Chase and sophomore Sara Hamson were named to the Preseason ALL-WCC Team.
  • The team enters the season with 11 underclassmen and just two returning starters.


  • Utah State has compiled a 2-1 record heading into Tuesday’s game.  The Aggies beat Washington State and Northern New Mexico College before losing to No. 3 Oregon.
  • USU returns all five starters from last year’s team that went 7-23, 5-13 for a ninth-place finish in the Mountain West Conference (MWC).
  • Utah State was picked to finish eighth in the MWC this year.
  • After three games played, the Aggies are averaging 78.7 points and 37.0 rebounds a game. The team is shooting 46.4 percent from the field, 86.2 percent when shooting from the charity stripe and 31.5 percent from the 3-point line.


After the game in Logan, the Cougar women head to San Diego to compete in San Diego State’s Thanksgiving Classic where they will play TCU on Friday, Nov. 23 and Cal Baptist on Saturday, Nov. 24.

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