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A look back at BYU’S McCarthey threepeat

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis (11) is triple-teamed under the basket by Brigham Young guard Tyler Haws (3), Brigham Young center Corbin Kaufusi (in back) and Brigham Young guard Frank Bartley IV (24) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane on Feb. 28, 2015. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis (11) is triple-teamed under the basket by Brigham Young guard Tyler Haws (3), Brigham Young center Corbin Kaufusi (in back) and Brigham Young guard Frank Bartley IV (24) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane on Feb. 28, 2015. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

2017: BYU 79, Gonzaga 71

No. 1 Gonzaga zipped in front 18-2 but the Cougars regrouped at both ends of the court. They scored the game’s last 10 points to end the Zags’ bid for an unbeaten regular season and spoil GU’s Senior Night. Center Eric Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds.

2016: BYU 69, Gonzaga 68

The Zags lost a 63-58 lead in the final 5:45. Nick Emery hit a 3-pointer, his only points of the game, to give BYU a 69-67 lead. GU’s Kyle Wiltjer scored 35 points on an ailing foot but he had his last-second shot rejected.

2015: BYU 73, Gonzaga 70

Third-ranked Gonzaga came into Senior Night with a 29-1 record but left with its second loss. The Cougars snapped GU’s 41-game home winning streak behind Kyle Collinsworth’s 20 points and eight rebounds.

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