Charles Abouo scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and had a huge block off the backboard against Idaho State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
BYU vs. Idaho State
Nov. 17, 2009
Marriott Center (Provo, UT)
— Tyler Haws scored his first career field goal on an up-and-under layup with the left hand with 14:31 left
in the first half. His second field goal came quickly on the very next possession off an assist from Jackson Emery.
— In the first ten minutes of the game, Jackson Emery had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.
— Emery chalked up new career highs in rebounds (7), 3-pointers made (5) and 3-pointers attempted (8) while matching his career-high in points (19).
— Haws recorded his own impressive first half, totaling 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and a steal. The rebound, assist and block totals were team-highs to that point
— Emery’s 5 treys were the most by a Cougar since Tavernari hit 5 from downtown last season against UNLV on Feb. 21.
— Logan Magnusson scored his first points as a Cougar on an open jumper from the right wing with :59 left in the game.
— Fredette came on strong in the second half again, scoring 15 in the period after netting 16 in the second period last game in the season-opener against Bradley.
— Fredette scored 25 points last game and had 22 points tonight. The last time Fredette scored 20 or more points in back-to-back games was last season, with 28 at SDSU (2/24/09) followed by 25 vs. Utah (2/28/09)
— Emery went on his own scoring streak in the space of just 1:31, outscoring the Bengals 8-0 by himself.
Emery hit two free throws in between a pair of 3-pointers.
— BYU had 7 team steals at the half, finishing with 10. The Cougars had 5 the entire game against Bradley.
— Nine players scored in the first half for BYU.
— No Cougar had more than 3 turnovers.
— Haws and Hartsock replaced Abouo and Tavernari in the starting lineup to begin the second half.
— BYU shot .846 (19-of-22) from the free throw line, a feat only accomplished twice last season against New Mexico (22-of-25, .880) and San Diego State (19-22, .846).
— With the win, BYU head coach Dave Rose has 99 career victories. If Rose can win his 100th game on Friday at Hawaii, he will be the fastest to the century mark, accomplishing the feat in 134 games. Roger Reid is currently the fastest to 100 wins, doing so in 143 games.
— With 7:03 left in the first period, Jonathan Tavernari recorded his 117th steal, breaking a tie with Mark
Bigelow for ninth on the all-time list. Tavernari is now one behind Randy Reid for the eighth spot.
— With six more 3-point attempts, Tavernari is now ten behind all-time leader Mark Bigelow, 559-549.
— BYU went on a 20-2 run, including a stretch of 15 unanswered points in the last six minutes of the first half. Eleven of those points came off of free throws while the remaining four came from layups by Miles and Haws
— Idaho State had 12 turnovers to BYU’s 5 at halftime.
— BYU went on a 13-0 run in the last 3:28 of the ballgame. Charles Abouo scored 8 of those points.
BYU Head Coach Dave Rose
“I was really pleased with the depth of our group tonight. Defensively we did really well and made it difficult for Idaho State to get the shots they wanted. We got better tonight which is a good sign.”
“It was a good sign to see [Jackson Emery] shoot with confidence tonight. He broke out and I was really pleased with his play.”
“We’re still trying to get a lineup figured out that we’re comfortable with to start the game. But I think it’s a good thing. It really helps our intensity and competition. We can’t keep shuffling people around though. We’ve got to work it out pretty soon.”
“We love to attack offensively and tonight we did better attacking defensively. We did a good job cutting down gaps and stopping penetration.”
Idaho State Head Coach Joe O’Brien
“We weren’t very good tonight. I thought we started really well but then fell off in the second half. Early in the season you can compare common opponents, and we just played Bradley 48 hours ago. We watched the tape and we knew what we needed to do to stop BYU and we didn’t do it.”
“I think fatigue played a big part in this game. We’ve played three games in five days and there has been a lot of travel involved. We got nothing out of our guard play tonight and I think they were pretty tired. The problem is, when your two leading scorers are your guards and they have a bad night and don’t set the tone, it makes for a long night.”
“In the end, we just didn’t play as hard as BYU. They are a team that always plays hard and we couldn’t match their intensity level. The lopsided score was really influenced by the level of intensity BYU played with throughout the entire game.”