Noah Hartsock recorded his 100th career block against Air Force. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
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-Jimmer Fredette started the scoring for BYU, posting 5 points in the first 2 minutes to help the Cougars take an early 7-0 lead.
-At the 12:14 mark of the first half, Noah Hartsock recorded his second block of the night and 100th of his career. He finished with 3 on the night.
-Stephen Rogers scored 9 early points off the bench, shooting a perfect 3-of-3 from long range to give BYU a 28-12 lead with 9:05 remaining in the first half.
-Fredette finished the first half with 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.
-Brandon Davies recorded a career-high 6 assists to go along with his 13 points, 8 rebounds and 1 block.
-Fredette was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe and extended his team-leading streak to 28-consecutive free throws made.
-Four Cougars scored in double figures: Fredette (25), Jackson Emery (17), Brandon Davies (13) and Rogers (11).
-The Cougars started the game shooting .500 (9-18) from the field, including 4-of-10 from three-point range in the first nine minutes of the game.
-BYU recorded 4 steals and 3 blocks in the first 13 minutes of play. The Cougars came into the game averaging 7.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game.
-Replacing the injured Kyle Collinsworth in the starting lineup was Charles Abouo, his 10th start of the season.
-BYU shot .600 (33-57) from the field and .500 (15-30) from three-point range. The Cougars shot .690 from the field and .583 from long range in the second half.
-8 of the 9 Cougars that suited up scored.
-The win gave Dave Rose his 150th career victory as head coach of the Cougars. He is now 2 wins behind Roger Reid for 2nd place all time.
-Fredette is now tied with Jonathan Tavernari for 1st place all time at BYU in wins played in with 103 during his time as a Cougar. Emery is now tied with Lee Cummard with 97 victories played in.
-With 5 assists, Fredette gained sole possession of 5th place all-time at BYU with 463.
-The Cougars' 15 threes tied a BYU record. BYU made 15 treys against UNLV in 2007.
-The Cougars started with 4 treys in the first 5 minutes of play to take an early 15-7 lead.
-BYU extended the lead to 28-12 with 9:05 remaining in the first half after Rogers hit his 3rd trey of the game.
-The Cougars biggest lead of the first half came at the 8:06 mark after a Fredette trey made the score 31-12. The Falcons proceeded to go on a 11-0 run to make the score 31-23 with 2:13 remaining in the half.
-BYU opened it up in the second half, going on a 14-0 run to extend their lead to 50-27 at the 16:06 mark. The Cougars would lead by as much as 40, with a 90-50 advantage.
-BYU's 90 points are the most scored by a Falcon opponent in Clune Arena since Jan. 15, 2000.
BYU head coach Dave Rose
"It wasn't just one guy. We had great performances all around. Everybody was playing their A game tonight."
"Most of it came from getting the ball into the post and then getting it back out. It led to a lot of open shots."
"It was great. Our preparation was terrific the last two days. These guys are competitive and they know the importance of every game. Our guys gave a great effort and that effort turned into a great victory."
BYU guard Jackson Emery
"It's great to see guys share the ball and pass up a good shot for a better shot."
"The hardest thing when you play Air Force is they make you play 35 seconds of defense every possession. Usually they control the style of the game. I thought we did a good job in our rotation and started to run."