Balanced Effort Gives BYU Win Over TCU

Stephen Rogers scored 15 points in BYU's 79-56 victory over TCU on Saturday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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FORT WORTH -- Five different players scored in double figures as the No. 7/8 BYU men’s basketball team defeated the TCU Horned Frogs 79-56 on the road Saturday afternoon in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

"I think some of our best games this year are when we spread our scoring out," head Dave Rose said. "When we get five or six guys making shots it makes it hard for teams to guard us."

Senior guard Jimmer Fredette led all scorers with 23 points and sophomore Stephen Rogers came off the bench and added 15 points on four-of-six shooting. Sophomore Brandon Davies and senior Jackson Emery each added 11 points and junior Noah Hartsock scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

"We got a huge lift from Stephen Rogers. He came off the bench and hit some big shots," Rose said. "TCU was double teaming Jimmer and Brandon in the post and it opened things up for Stephen."

The Cougars (25-2, 11-1) shot 45.8 percent for the game and hit 11 three-pointers while limiting TCU (10-18, 1-12) to 36.9 percent from the field and just 5-of-19 from behind the arc.

BYU got started with Hartsock picking up an easy layup right after tip off. Emery followed with a deep three and another long two on the following Cougar possessions to make it 7-0 after the first two minutes of play.

Hartsock would drain a three at the 14:06 mark and Fredette would add another three-pointer right away to give BYU a 20-10 lead.

Davies grabbed an offensive rebound off of a missed free-throw and dished it to Rogers for a three-pointer with under four minutes in the half to extend the Cougars’ lead to 36-24. Rogers added another trey just two minutes later to keep BYU up 41-26.

Senior Logan Magnusson got into the three-point action on a jumper with seven seconds on the clock before halftime. Six different Cougars hit three-pointers in the first half to give BYU a 45-28 lead heading into the locker room.

Five BYU players had six or more points in the first half, including Fredette with nine and Emery and Rogers adding eight apiece.

Emery snatched a TCU pass and finished the steal with a fast-break layup to give BYU a 52-32 lead with over 16 minutes remaining in the game.

The Horned frogs would go on a 6-0 run midway through the second half but Rogers provided a spark off the bench, scoring the Cougars next four points over a two-minute span to keep BYU out in front 62-43 with 9:46 left. Rogers hit his third three-pointer of the game three minutes later to put the Cougars up 69-49.

Davies put down a one-handed dunk to give BYU a 21-point lead with over three minutes remaining and a 75-54 lead. TCU wouldn’t get any closer as the Cougars finished with a 79-56 win.

Up next, BYU hosts Colorado State on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. MT. Live stats and audio links will be available on www.byucougars.com and fans can listen live on the radio beginning with the pregame show at 5 p.m. MT on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM out of Salt Lake City. The game will be televised live on The Mtn.


Official Basketball Box Score

BYU vs TCU

02/19/11 3:32 p.m. at Fort Worth, TX (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)

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VISITORS: BYU 25-2 (11-1 MWC)

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

00 DAVIES, Brandon..... f 3-7 0-0 5-7 1 5 6 1 11 4 2 1 0 32

34 HARTSOCK, Noah...... f 3-5 1-1 3-4 0 8 8 2 10 3 0 1 0 32

01 ABOUO, Charles...... g 1-3 1-3 2-4 1 6 7 2 5 0 0 0 0 20

04 EMERY, Jackson...... g 4-7 2-5 1-2 0 3 3 3 11 2 1 0 1 26

32 FREDETTE, Jimmer.... g 6-16 3-9 8-9 0 2 2 0 23 2 6 0 0 31

12 MAGNUSSON, Logan.... 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 15

13 ZYLSTRA, Brock...... 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

14 MARTINEAU, Nick..... 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

15 ANDERSON, James..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

21 ROGERS, Stephen..... 4-6 3-5 4-4 0 1 1 1 15 0 0 0 0 15

31 COLLINSWORTH, Kyle.. 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 5 8 0 1 3 1 1 1 24

TEAM................ 2 2

Totals.............. 22-48 11-25 24-32 8 34 42 10 79 14 10 3 2 199

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-23 56.5% 2nd Half: 9-25 36.0% Game: 45.8% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 9-15 60.0% 2nd Half: 2-10 20.0% Game: 44.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 10-15 66.7% 2nd Half: 14-17 82.4% Game: 75.0% 3

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HOME TEAM: TCU 10-18 (1-12 MWC)

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

12 CERINA, Nikola...... f 3-5 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 5 7 1 0 1 1 22

33 GREEN, Garlon....... f 4-11 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 4 10 0 1 1 0 22

10 THORNS, Hank........ g 3-17 0-6 1-3 1 6 7 4 7 12 3 0 2 40

23 CADOT, J.R.......... g 8-11 0-0 1-1 5 4 9 3 17 1 2 0 1 35

25 HILL, Greg.......... g 3-10 3-7 0-0 0 3 3 1 9 1 1 0 1 37

01 RAY, Jarvis......... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

04 FIELDS, Amric....... 2-7 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 0 23

15 GACESA, Nikola...... 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 18

TEAM................

Totals.............. 24-65 5-19 3-6 9 23 32 21 56 17 8 3 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-30 40.0% 2nd Half: 12-35 34.3% Game: 36.9% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-9 33.3% 2nd Half: 2-10 20.0% Game: 26.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 1-2 50.0% 2nd Half: 2-4 50.0% Game: 50.0% 1

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Officials: Eric Curry, Doran Gotschall, K.C. Ely

Technical fouls: BYU-None. TCU-None.

Attendance: 7258

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

BYU........................... 45 34 - 79

TCU........................... 28 28 - 56

Points in the paint-BY 20,TC 30. Points off turnovers-BY 7,TC 16.

2nd chance points-BY 8,TC 9. Fast break points-BY 8,TC 10.

Bench points-BY 19,TC 6. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.

Last FG-BY 2nd-01:19, TC 2nd-02:24.

Largest lead-BY by 23 2nd-12:51, TC None.

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