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BYU vs. Air Force: Game Notes and Quotes

Noah Hartsock recorded his 100th career block against Air Force. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)


Player Notes

-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).

Team Notes

-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.

Record Watch

-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.

Game Trends

-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.

Postgame Quotes

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."

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