BYU basketball analysis: How the Cougars got bit by the Bulldogs

The Cougars had no answers for the play of Nigel Williams-Goss who carried the No. 1 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs to an 85-75 win over BYU at the Marriott Center on Thursday night.

Williams-Goss finished with 33 points on 12 of 18 shooting from the floor, and made big shot after big shot each time the Cougars made a run. Jonathan Williams added 12 points and eight rebounds while Josh Perkins chipped in with 11 points as the Bulldogs improved to 23-0.

TJ Haws paced the Cougars with a career-high 29 points while Eric Mika managed 15 points and 11 boards.

Why the Cougars lost

The Cougars struggled to make shots and couldn’t get stops when they needed them. They were beaten solidly on the backboards, losing the rebounding battle by 13 and gave up 11 second-chance points.

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