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BYU moves up in rankings after upsetting Gonzaga, Coach buys dinner

Feb 24, 2020, 8:13 AM | Updated: Aug 30, 2022, 3:39 pm
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BYU Men's Basketball players celebrate after thier win against #2 ranked Gonzaga. (KSL SPORTS)
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PROVO, Utah — March Madness hopes are looking good for BYU after they score a huge upset Saturday night against #2 ranked Gonzaga.

They beat #2 Zags 91-76 Saturday night.

 

By Monday morning, BYU had moved into the Top 15 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball NET Rankings coming in at #14. The team was also ranked at #17 in the national AP polls, a jump from its previous ranking at #23.

Those are used to seed the March Madness tournament.

That means the Cougars are on the verge of their first NCAA tourney berth in five years.


More about the BYU Gonzaga Game

BYU Head Coach Pays For Students’ Dinner After Taking Down Zags

BYU Moves Into Top 15 Of NET Rankings

Yoeli Childs Thanks ‘Cougar Nation For Embracing’ Him


“I’m just proud of our guys, and I’m so proud of Cougar nation,” Senior Yoeli Childs told KSL SportsBeat after the game.

The crowed stormed the floor after the final buzzer.

“For like, five seconds, I was like, this is amazing! Then I thought I might die,” joked Childs.

Coach Mark Pope ruined his suit with the water bottle mayhem in the locker room.

Then he went and bought dinner for some 200 BYU students at Cubby’s after the game. One report said it was a $1,600 tab.

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BYU moves up in rankings after upsetting Gonzaga, Coach buys dinner