So, Gonzaga is really good.
The fourth-ranked Bulldogs jumped to an early double-digit lead and never looked back in a 93-63 rout over BYU in the Marriott Center. Gonzaga’s elite frontcourt was way too much for BYU to handle, as Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura scored 23 points and 20 points, respectively.
TJ Haws led BYU with 16 points, and Yoeli Childs was held to just 12 points on 3-11 shooting. As a team, BYU shot 36.5% from the field and 30% from the three point line. On the other end of the floor, Gonzaga showed why they were the number one offense in the nation, shooting 59% from the floor and 50% from three.
The talent disparity between the two teams was apparent all night. Gonzaga got whatever they wanted on offense, and BYU didn’t have the discipline or talent to guard them on defense. BYU has its fair share of problems for sure, but overreacting to tonight’s result is probably unfair — we already know what BYU is at this point (a team that may not even make the NIT).
BYU next welcomes LMU to the Marriott Center for a Saturday evening game.