BYU vs. Central Washington: Game Notes and Quotes

Michael Loyd, Jr., had three points, four assists, and three rebounds in 14 minutes against Central Washington (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Postgame Notes

BYU vs. CWU

Nov. 10, 2009

Marriott Center

Provo, Utah

Player Notes

Jonathan Tavernari and Jimmer Fredette led BYU in scoring for the second-straight game. Tavernari scored 15 points and added seven rebounds and three steals. Fredette finished with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Team-highs (both exhibition games)

Points – Jimmer Fredette, 39

Rebounds – Jonathan Tavernari, 15

Assists – Fredette, 9

Steals – Tavernari, 6

Blocks – Tavernari, 2

Minutes – Tavernari, 53

Team Notes

— The Cougars asserted themselves down low early, scoring their first eight of ten points in the paint.

— Only three players had scored for Central Washington by halftime—Roby Clyde (1-of-3), JC Cook (1-of-8) and Toussaint Tyler (3-of-6). The remainder of the Wildcats shot 0-for-13 from the field.

— BYU improved its FG% (39.2 to 50.0), 3FG% (23.8 to 27.8), and FT% (55.0 to 64.3) from last contest against Trinity Western.

— Five players scored in double figures for BYU: Jimmer Fredette (15), Jonathan Tavernari (14), Tyler Haws (14), Brandon Davies (11) Charles Abouo (12), and Brandon Davies (11).

— Five players also collected 5 rebounds or more: Brandon Davies (8), Jonathan Tavernari (7), Jimmer Fredette (6), Charles Abouo (6) and Noah Hartsock (5).

— Seven Cougars shot a FG% of .500 or better.

Game Trends

— BYU made its first three shots it took, with baskets from Haws, Tavernari and Davies

— Central Washington made 1-of-11 (9.1%) field goals to start the game; all starters missed at least one shot. Later the Wildcats were 2-of-16 (12.5%).

— BYU opened up the game with an 11-0 run, turning a 21-12 lead into a 32-12 margin from the 8:37 mark to the 4:56 mark in the first period.

— At halftime, Central Washington had made 5-of-30 field goals (16.7%) while BYU had made 14-of-31 (45.2%).

— BYU shot a tidy 54.1% (20-37) from the field in the second half.

— Central Washington’s 24.2% FG is the lowest percentage an exhibition team has shot against BYU in over a decade.

Postgame Quotes

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

“I think we accomplished a lot good things tonight. We were able to play a lot of different players and different lineups. All three point guards saw action and each brings a different style of play to the floor.”

“In the second half we played more comfortably but still with urgency. We were able to attack and we had assists on the majority of our second half baskets.”

“We still have a lot of evaluation left to do. We’ll watch Bradley and our lineup up may be determined by their personnel but I think we have eight or nine different players who could start.”

“Tonight we were able to play a lot of players and give them the opportunity to play a good amount of minutes.”

Central Washington Head Coach Greg Sparling

“Playing BYU was probably the best learning experience for our team. They were bigger and more aggressive. I think BYU is great in the transition and runs it better than most teams and that caught us off guard.”

“They made shots and we didn’t. It’s as simple as that. We also spent a lot of energy on defense, and so when it was time for offense we were a little drained.”

Jimmer Fredette and Jonathan Tavernari are both skilled players that really know and love the game. I am quite impressed with the quality of this BYU team and wish them luck in the future.”

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