BYU basketball analysis: How the Cougars fell flat against the Broncos

The BYU Cougars suffered another difficult setback as they fell to the Santa Clara Broncos 76-68 on Thursday night.

The Broncos were led by Jared Brownridge who finished with 25 points on 8-for-17 shooting from the floor while handing out four assists.

They also got excellent production from Nate Kratch and KJ Feagin as they improved to 12-10 on the season, including 6-3 in WCC play.

Kratch had a big double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Feagin added 16 points and five assists.

Eric Mika paced the Cougars with 22 points on 7-for-16 shooting from the floor and 8 for 10 from the foul line while adding eight rebounds.

BYU also got double-figure scoring efforts from TJ Haws and Elijah Bryant, who finished with 15 and 13 points respectively.

Why the Cougars lost

While the turnover numbers are tough to swallow, it was the 3-point shot that ultimately crushed the Cougars. The Broncos hit 14 of 31 3-point shots, including four makes each from Brownridge, Kratch and Feagin.

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