Big Third Quarter Lifts BYU Women Past Auburn In NCAA Tourney

Mar 23, 2019, 3:58 PM
(BYU Athletics)...
(BYU Athletics)
(BYU Athletics)

PALO ALTO, Calif. – No. 7-seed BYU needed a big third quarter to get past No. 10 Auburn by outscoring the Tigers 23-13. They advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 73-64 win.

Brenna Chase dropped 19 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists, while Shaylee Gonzales added 17 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals to lead BYU. Sara Hamson chipped in 4 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.

The Cougars shot 47 percent from the field and held Auburn to just 32 percent shooting.

Strong Third Quarter Lifts Cougars

It took BYU most of the opening quarter to find their offensive rhythm but was able to close the quarter on an 8-0 run to lead 13-11.

The Cougars had a 7-point lead early in the second quarter but Auburn trimmed the lead to 28-26 by halftime.

Chase was already in double figures with 10 points. Shaylee Gonzales piled up 4 points and 7 rebounds for the Cougars.

BYU had a great third quarter as they outscored the Tigers 23-13 to take a 51-39 lead.

Caitlyn Alldredge and Gonzales each reached double figures with 12 and 10 points respectively.

Auburn got back into the game with a 22-16 run to trail by six points with 1 minute left, but BYU was able to hold off Auburn to advance to the second round.

Up Next

The Cougars improved to 25-6 on the season. They will face the winner of No. 2 Stanford and No. 15 UC Davis in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will be played on Monday with the time to be determined.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

BYU football, Ryder Burton, QB, Springville...
Chandler Holt

QB Ryder Burton Speaks On BYU Affinity, Path To Provo

Former Springville High School QB Ryder Burton recently spoke about his path to becoming a Cougar and his plans going forward.
2 days ago
Red Rocks - 2022 Pac-12 Champions...
Michelle Bodkin

Understanding College Gymnastics Wins/Losses, Ranking System

Here we explain NQS (National Qualifying Score) versus traditional wins and losses and how they are used to rank college gymnastics teams.
2 days ago
Jimmer Fredette - BYU...
Chandler Holt

This Day In Utah Sports History: Jimmer Drops 43

On this day 12 years ago, Jimmer Fredette dropped 43 points to give Kawhi Leonard and the SDSU Aztecs their first loss of the season.
3 days ago
KSL Sports

Unrivaled: What Are The Odds… New BYU QB Kedon Slovis Passes For More Than 3,000 Yards

Wil BYU have success with Pitt transfer Kedon Slovis this year?
3 days ago
BYU Football - Fans - Flag- Jake Retzlaff...
Chandler Holt

QB Jake Retzlaff Speaks On Path To BYU, Expectations

In a recent interview on Cougar Sports Saturday, BYU QB Jake Retzlaff went over his path to becoming a Cougar and what his expectations are for the upcoming season.
5 days ago
BYU Football, Kody Epps, Ethan Erickson...
Mitch Harper

Way-Too-Early Look At BYU Football’s 2023 Offense

An early depth chart projection for BYU's offense in year one of the Big 12 Conference.
6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Big Third Quarter Lifts BYU Women Past Auburn In NCAA Tourney