The Gonzaga Bulldogs looked the better team in their first matchup with the BYU Cougars for the better part of the entire game, winning 55-43. Last season, the Cougars swept the Gonzaga in all three games.
It was a balanced offensive effort from the Zags, with Katie Campbell leading the team with 11 points. The BYU defense did its fair share of complicated Gonzaga’s shot, with the Zags only hitting 40% from the floor.
This was a game of swings. The Zags took a 32-18 win into halftime, operating nicely off of some pressure defense that forced 11 turnovers.