BYU vs. Air Force: Games Notes & Quotes

Jackson Emery scored a team-high 21 points, hitting five three-pointers at Air Force. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BYU vs. Air Force

January 13, 2010

Clune Arena (USAFA, Colorado)

Player Notes

Jackson Emery scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, adding 5 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals

— Emery’s 5 threes and his eight made field goals ties career highs and his 10 three-point attempts is a new career-high.

— Emery has hit at least 5 treys in four games this season. He is 46-for-102 (.451) on the season,

Brandon Davies posted his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, shooting 3-of-10 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line.

— Davies also had a career-high 3 blocks, including a huge swat on a dunk attempt. Davies also had career highs in field goal attempts (10), free throws made (5), free throw percentage (1.000, 5-5) minutes (26) and rebounds (10).

Team Notes

— The Cougars have defeated Air Force in 9-straight games dating back to Jan. 2007.

— BYU has won 12-straight games. The winning streak is the longest since the 1992-93 season when the Cougars won 13 in a row from 1/4 to 2/15/93.

— Improving to 17-1, equalling the best record through 18 games in school history. BYU began the 1987-88 season with a 17-1 record.

— Davies’ double-double is the Cougars’ fourth on the season. Fellow freshman Tyler Haws has two while Jimmer Fredette has the other.

— BYU held Air Force to just one player scoring in double-figures.

— The Falcons scored just 18 points in the second half, the second-lowest point total for a BYU opponent this season after Eastern Washington’s 14-point first half. BYU has now held three opponents to under 20 points in a half this year.

Record Watch

— BYU has now won 12-straight games, tied for the fourth-longest winning streak in school history. The 1987-88 team won 17 straight, the 1916-17 team won 14 straight, BYU won 13 straight in 1941-42 and 1992-93 and 12 straight this season and in 1979-80 and 1985-86.

— With 5 points versus Air Force, Jonathan Tavernari passed Marty Haws for 16th on the BYU all-time scoring list. Tavernari has 1,338 career points and is 35 points from passing Trent Plaisted for 15th all-time.

— With 2 steals tonight, Jonathan Tavernari has 134 career steals and is 5 steals from passing Nate Call for 4th all-time.

Game Trends

— BYU held Air Force to one field goal the first 8:13 of the second half, going on a 15-2 run during that time.

— The Cougars started on a total 28-6 run over the first 16 minutes in the second period, taking a 64-37 lead.

BYU head coach Dave Rose

““I was really proud of our composure when Air Force played as well as they did in the first half. Jackson was just terrific to start the half to get us going.”

“Brandon really, really helped us tonight. The points and rebounds are big stats, but his touches in the post collapses the defense and allows us to do more things offensively.”

“Every game it seems like there’s a new combination that helps us win. That’s a sign of a good team, one that’s progressing. I feel tonight, especially in the second half, no matter what five we had in, we were engaged in finding the open man and the open shot. I really liked the look in our eyes. I liked our attitude and how we communicated with each other.”

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