BYU vs. New Mexico: Game Notes and Quotes

Brandon Davies scored 15 points with eight rebounds against the Lobos. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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Player Notes

-Charles Abouo led the offensive attack in the first half, scoring 8 points and adding 1 steal.

-Jimmer Fredette, the nation’s leading scorer (27.6 ppg), scored 11 points in the first half, adding 6 assists, 3 steals and 4 rebounds before the break.

-With 32 points, Fredette has scored in double figures in 27 consecutive games dating back to last season.

-With 3 steals in the game, Jackson Emery increased his BYU-leading career total to 207.

-Brandon Davies added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists in the game. He has scored in double figures in seven-straight games and 13 of 14 overall.

Team Notes

-The Cougars, who average 7.9 steals per game, recorded 7 in the first half and 10 in the game. Fredette and Emery led the Cougars with 3 takeaways apiece.

-BYU now leads the all-time series with New Mexico 74-54.

Record Watch

-With 17:43 left in the second half, Fredette made his 6th field goal of the game and the 688th of his career, passing Fred Roberts for 5th place all time at BYU.

-With his 690th-career field goal at the 8:28 mark, Fredette passed Luke Nevill for 2nd place all time in the Mountain West Conference for field goals made. With that three-pointer, Fredette also passed Chad Toppert of New Mexico for 5th place all time on the MWC 3-point attempts list.

-With 6 three pointers, Fredette recorded his 247th-career trey and passed Johnnie Bryant of Utah for 5th all time in the MWC.

-Fredette now has 16 career 30-point games, one from tying Devin Durrant and Michael Smith for first all-time in BYU history. The Cougars are 14-2 when Fredette scores 30-plus points.

-Fredette has scored 30 or more in three-straight games, tying the longest such streak of his career (March 10-18, 2010).

Game Trends

-The Cougars took their biggest lead of the game came at the 14:42 mark in the second half after a Fredette bucket made the score 53-40.

-New Mexico went on a 12-0 run to make the score 53-52 with 11:15 remaining in the game.

-The Lobos went on another run, this time an 8-0 stint, to make the score 70-67 with 4:45 remaining in the game.

-New Mexico took the lead with 5:29 left in the game making the score 68-67.

Postgame Quotes

BYU head coach Dave Rose

"I thought that New Mexico played really well. The last 10 minutes they were terrific. They shot the ball well and defensively they guarded us well."

“I thought New Mexico played really well. We had 30 minutes of the game where we were on top, but the last 10 minutes New Mexico was terrific.”

"We had four different types of defenses that would be able to help control the dribble penetration. They found the open man. Once they got the lead and the crowd got going it got really contagious and they were all making shots."

BYU forward Brandon Davies

"It was a hard fought game. I didn't think that they played any harder than we did but you have to give them a lot of credit. They just played better than we did."

"We executed the game plan pretty well and got a lot of open shots, but they weren't falling for us."

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