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Halford triggered a 6-0 run to get the massive crowd into the game and when Mika made a pair of free throws, BYU was ahead 23-16.
The Zags missed their first six 3-point attempts, but when Gary Bell Jr. hit one with 8:03 remaining in the first half, BYU’s lead was down to 28-21.
BYU 73, Gonzaga 65
Anson Winder goes 10 for 10 from the free-throw line and finishes with a game-high 17 points
Winder and Josh Sharp start for the Cougars as coach Dave Rose changes his starting lineup for the first time in 11 games
Eric Mika scores 13 points and grabs eight rebounds off the bench
The Cougars led 34-24 with 5:30 left in the half, but the Zags rallied back with an 8-0 run.
The visitors took a 37-36 lead with 57 seconds remaining in the half on Ryan Edwards’ 3-point play.
The Cougars were 4 of 7 from beyond the arc in the first half before missing all seven treys in the second half.
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