Plain and simple, a win over the Bulldogs and the Cougars should receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament next week on selection Sunday.
As of today the Cougars, who now have six consecutive 25-win seasons, are on the fringe of the Big Dance. That's because out of those 25 wins, not many are over quality opponents. Listen, BYU doesn't exactly need to win tonight to qualify for the NCAA Tourney, but a victory would definitely help.
BYU could really make it easy on the selection committee by just winning the WCC tournament. That's easier said than done, though.
The Zags and Cougars split their regular season series, with Gonzaga winning the most recent meeting back on February 23. However, don't forget, Noah Hartsock played just 7 minutes in that game. Obviously, he's back in the lineup and if he can play the same way he did last night in the team's win over San Diego, the Cougars will have their shot at winning a WCC championship.
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