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Top 25 REWIND: Top-ranked Gonzaga to fall after loss to BYU

Top-ranked Gonzaga had an undefeated regular season in its sights, facing a 20-point underdog in the final game at The Kennel.

Instead of racing toward history, the Zags fell flat, losing 79-71 to Brigham Young on Saturday night. The undefeated season is history. So is Gonzaga's No. 1 ranking, possibly its No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, too.

Now the Zags face the same question every other previously undefeated team gets asked after its first loss: Will this help them in the long run?

"I don't know," Gonzaga senior center Przemek Karnowski said after his final home game. "We'll have to see what happens."

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