Kyle Chilton | Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Regular season finale at No. 1/1 Gonzaga
BYU will conclude the 2016-17 regular season with a showdown at West Coast Conference foe No. 1/1 Gonzaga Saturday at 7:15 p.m. PST in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Saturday's game will be televised live on ESPN and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143.
BYU has won the last two seasons at Gonzaga, including a 73-70 win in 2015 when the Bulldogs were ranked No. 3/2 and a 69-68 victory last season when Gonzaga was No. 25/21 in the polls.
Elijah Bryant had the best game of his college career Thursday when he hit 10 of 17 from the field, 7 of 12 from 3 and 12 of 12 from the free-throw line. Bryant also added five rebounds, six assists and one block.
Braiden Shaw made his first career start Thursday, filling in for an injured Yoeli Childs. Shaw played a career-best 26 minutes and set new career highs with 11 points and two assists while scoring four points.
Three Cougars earned WCC All-Academic honors this week. Eric Mika and Davin Guinn were named to the first team while Braiden Shaw earned honorable mention.
BYU Cougars (20-10, 11-6 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 303-109 (12th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Gonzaga Bulldogs (29-0, 17-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Mark Few
- Alma Mater: Oregon, 1987
- Career Record: 495-111 (18th)
- Record at Gonzaga: Same
- TV: ESPN
- TV Talent: Eric Rothman (play-by-play), Adrian Branch (analyst)
- Live Video: WatchESPN.com
- Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM, BYU Radio, Sirius XM 143
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
- Live Stats: BYUcougars.com
Series Record: Gonzaga leads 12-5
Last Meeting: Gonzaga won 85-75, 2/2/17
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