BYU vs. Kansas State: NCAA Tournament Game Notes & Quotes

Noah Hartsock had eight points, eight rebounds and two assists against Kansas State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

BYU vs. Kansas State

NCAA Tournament Second Round

March 20, 2010

Ford Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Player Notes

Jimmer Fredette led BYU with 21 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.

Tyler Haws scored 14 points, making all 6 of his free throws.

Jackson Emery shot 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, finishing with 13 points, 3 assists, 2 boards and 1 steal.

— Fredette averaged 33.3 ppg in the Cougars’ four postseason games.

— Emery made 3 treys, his 22nd game with multiple threes.

— Fredette has made 68 of his last 71 free throws over the last six games.

— Haws now has 18 games of perfect shooting from the free throw line after going 6-of-6.

Team Notes

— BYU shot .893 from the free throw line, the sixth-best percentage this season and the best mark since Jan. 23 at San Diego State.

— BYU outscored Kansas State in the paint, 22-16.

— This is the Cougars’ 25th NCAA Tournament appearance. BYU has a 12-28 record in the tournament.

— BYU is 3-4 all-time against Kansas State.

Record Watch

Tyler Haws has converted 48 free throws in a row, passing Jimmer Fredette’s record of 39 set earlier this season as the longest in BYU history. The freshman guard has been perfect from the line after hitting his last five against Colorado State, going 10-of-10 at Wyoming, 8-of-8 against SDSU, 5-of-5 against New Mexico, 4-of-4 at Utah, 6-of-6 versus TCU, 4-of-4 against Florida and 6-of-6 against Kansas State.

— Haws finishes the season with a .917 free throw shooting percentage, second-best all-time at BYU.

— Fredette’s 751 points this year is fourth-most in BYU history for points in a season.

— Fredette has scored the third-most career points through his first three seasons of any player in BYU history with 1,531 points. Danny Ainge (1,685) and Michael Smith (1,554) are the only players with more points through their first three seasons.

— Emery's 85 three-pointers made is tied for the second-most in a season in BYU history.

— Fredette’s 77 three-pointers made is fourth-most in a season in BYU history.

— Fredette’s .892 percentage from the free throw line is the fifth-best in BYU history.

— With 7 points vs. Kansas State, Jonathan Tavernari has 1,519 career points, passing Kresimir Cosic and finishing 12th all-time in BYU history.

— With 21 points vs. Kansas State, Jimmer Fredette has 1,531 career points, passing Kresimir Cosic and Jonathan Tavernari for 11th all-time in BYU history.

Game Trends

— The Cougars started the game on a 10-0 run, with Jackson Emery knocking down back-to-back treys with 17:38 left in the first half.

— Emery hit three from downtown in the first 10 minutes of the game.

— BYU made one field goal in the last 8:27 of the first half.

— BYU had no field goals after Michael Loyd, Jr.’s layup at the 10:50 mark until Tyler Haws’ layup at the 1:56 mark in the second half, a span of 8:54.

BYU Associate Head Coach Dave Rice

“We have some disappointed coaches and disappointed players because we wanted to keep playing. We have a lot to work on in the offseason to improve on this.”

“We always work on closing halves and it’s so important but it got away from us. We battled, our kids played extremely hard.”

“One thing Coach (Rose) told the team in the locker room was these guys, Jonathan Tavernari, Lamont Morgan, Jr. and Chris Miles put us on the map. He told Tyler [Haws] that he’ll leave for two years and the team will be even better. The future is really, really bright. It’ll hurt for a while, but we’re ready for next year.”

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