BYU’s NCAA Tournament hopes took a big hit with a 69-64 loss to the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Saturday night at University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, California.

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Here are three keys from the game.

  • Guard Tommy Kuhse finished with 25 points, including 20 in the first half, to lead the Gaels. Logan Johnson added 17 for Saint Mary’s.
  • The Gaels led by 16 midway through the second half but the Cougars whittled the deficit to three points with 1:47 left on Alex Barcello’s 3-pointer. But BYU didn’t score again. 
  • Barcello scored 22 points for the Cougars while Caleb Lohner added 9 points and 11 rebounds. Fousseyni Traore had 10 points while Gideon George finished with nine points and six rebounds. 
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