No. 2 Gonzaga held on to beat BYU in Provo, 70-65.
Kelly Olynyk led the Zags with 19 points and three rebounds. For BYU, Tyler Haws had 19 points for the Cougars, and Brandon Davies had a double-double netting 12 points and 11 rebounds in his final home game in a BYU uniform.
Cougar Nation was particularly depressed about the opportunity that slipped away, and many BYU fans expressed their angst over Twitter.
Call: Gonzaga edges BYU, 70-65
Analysis: Cougars come up short
Report Card: Haws' early good shooting not enough
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