BYU (17-5, 5-2) fell to Santa Clara 77-76 Thursday night at the Leavey Center as Jalen Williams scored a layup just before the final buzzer. 

Here are three keys to the Cougars’ loss:

  • Williams finished with a game-high 26 points for the Broncos. 
  • Alex Barcello and Te’Jon Lucas combined for 37 points but it wasn’t enough on this night against the Broncos.
  • BYU had a 76-73 lead with 16 seconds remaining on a putback by Fousseyni Traore, who finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Spencer Johnson missed a free throw with 6.5 seconds remaining to give Santa Clara a chance to win the game.