PROVO — BYU basketball fans, including many college-age hoops supporters, stayed up late to give the Cougars a hero's welcome at the Provo Airport after the team knocked off previously unbeaten and No. 1 Gonzaga Saturday night.

The team arrived in Provo a little before 2 a.m. Sunday morning and among the throng of supporters were several key members of the Cougars' football team, including head coach Kalani Sitake, running backs coach Reno Mahe, defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi — whose son Corbin hit a ket basket late for BYU vs. Gonzaga — and BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum.