Adam Fondren,
FILE: Brigham Young Cougars guard Elijah Bryant (3) speaks with a referee in the first half as the BYU Cougars take on the Saint Mary's Gaels in the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.

STOCKTON, Calif. — BYU dropped a tight West Coast Conference game on the road Saturday, falling to Pacific 67-66 at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

The turning point: The Cougars had a chance to win, down 67-66 after the Tigers missed two free throws with 14 seconds left. Jahshire Hardnett missed a layup with three seconds remaining, then Pacific's Kendall Small rebounded the miss but had to throw the ball back toward the hoop as he fell out of bounds. Zac Seljaas grabbed the ball and appeared to hit the game-winner, but the officials ruled the shot was after the buzzer.

3 keys:

— The Tigers had 16 points from their bench players, while BYU had just two.

— Pacific outshot the Cougars from the field, 52 percent to 47 percent.

— The game was tied 11 times, and the lead changed hands six times.

BYU almanac: 13-4 (2-2 West Coast Conference), lost one

The hero: Jahlil Tripp led the Tigers with 22 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Elijah Bryant had a game-high 29 points and seven rebounds for BYU.

Next up: vs. Pepperdine (3-13, 0-4), Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. MST

On deck: at Santa Clara (6-10, 3-1), Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. MST