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BYU thwarts No. 1 Gonzaga's unbeaten bid

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Top-ranked Gonzaga's quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU's Eric Mika on Saturday night.

Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and BYU upset Gonzaga 79-71. It was the Cougars' first victory ever over a No. 1 team, after four losses, and spoiled the Bulldogs' perfect record in their last regular season game.

The sophomore center made 10 of 14 shots from the floor and 9 of 13 free throws. His biggest basket put BYU ahead 73-71 with a minute left in the game.

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1 Gonzaga29-1
2 Villanova27-3
3 Kansas26-3
4 Arizona26-4
5 UCLA26-3
6 Oregon26-4
7 Louisville22-6
8 North Carolina25-5
9 Baylor23-6
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1 Kansas26-3
2 Villanova27-3
3 North Carolina25-5
4 Louisville22-6
5 Oregon26-4
6 Florida23-6
7 Kentucky24-5
8 Baylor23-6
9 Arizona26-4
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