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BYU vs. Colorado State: Game Notes and Quotes

Kyle Collinsworth set a career high in points (16) and assists (6) while adding six rebounds.


Player Notes

-Noah Hartsock was 1–for-2 from three-point range and has made a trey in each of the last 8 games.

-Jimmer Fredette scored 6 points, with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in the first 10 minutes of the game and finished the first half with 21 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, including 2-of-5 from beyond the arc.

-Kyle Collinsworth set a new career high in points with 3:36 left in the first half after a driving layup gave him his 13th of the game. He would finish with 16 and also set a new career high in assists with 6.

-Jackson Emery stayed hot from beyond the arc, shooting 4-for-10 en route to scoring 16 points with 3 assists and 1 steal.

-For the second time this season and the fourth time of his career, Fredette scored 40+ points, finishing with 42, shooting 4-of-9 from three-point range.

Team Notes

-BYU now leads 89-46 in the all-time series against Colorado State. The Cougars were 2-0 against the Rams last season.

-BYU’s starting lineup of Fredette, Emery, K. Collinsworth, Hartsock and Davies is now 10-1 this season.

-The Cougars shot .625 from the field in the first half, their second-highest first-half shooting percentage of the season, including going 8-for-14 (.571) from long range. The Cougars were also perfect from the line in the first half on Fredette’s 7-for-7 effort.

-The Cougars shot 21-of-25 (.840) from the free-throw line.

Record Watch

-The Cougars’ 19-1 start is tied for the best record in BYU history through 20 games.

-With 3:03 left in the first half, Fredette scored his 4th field goal of the game and the 661st of his career, passing Russell Larson for 6th place all-time at BYU.

-At the 19:16 mark in the second half, Emery recorded his 200th career steal and became the first Cougar in history to do so.

-With 42 points, Fredette recorded his 14th-career 30-point game, bringing him within 3 of tying the BYU all-time mark of 17, reached by both Michael Smith and Devin Durrant.

-Going 16-of-17 from the free-throw line, Fredette improved his career free-throw percentage to .880, moving him into second place behind Tyler Haws, who posted a .917 percentage during his freshman year.

Game Trends

-Davies started the scoring for the Cougars, going 2-for-2 from the field and helping the Cougars take a 14-7 lead at the 16:09 mark in the first half.

-With 10:20 left in the first half, the Rams pulled within 4 after an 8-0 run, making the score 23-19.

-The Cougars extended their lead to 19 with 18:45 remaining in the game after a Fredette layup put BYU up 59-40.

-The Rams pulled within 8 points of the Cougars at the 9:19 mark in the second half on the heels of a 9-1 run.

-A three pointer by Emery with 3:40 remaining in the game increased the Cougar lead to 12 at 86-74.

Postgame Quotes

BYU head coach Dave Rose

"It was a great win. Colorado State just kept coming back and coming back. In the second half they were hard to stop."

"It's a big win for our guys. I think we had great focus on our game plan."

"They're (Colorado State) aggressive, smart and experienced. It was a battle. It was exactly the kind of game our coaching staff expected."

BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth

“I enjoy playing in big arenas and big atmospheres and I just try to be aggressive and make plays for myself and for my teammates.”

On Jimmer Fredette

“He’s a great scorer. That’s why he’s so good; he stays aggressive for the full 40 minutes.”

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