BYU vs. Vermont: Game Notes and Quotes

Jimmer Fredette scored 26 points or more for the third time this season. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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Player Notes

-Jimmer Fredette, who played in approximately 20 games at the Civic Center before becoming a Cougar, returned to Glens Falls and did not disappoint the home crowd, scoring 26 points on 9-of-19 shooting, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line, to go along with a game high 5 assists and 1 steal.

-Jackson Emery filled the stat sheet for BYU in the first half, going 3-for-5 from the field for 7 points to go along with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. He finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals.

-The Cougars took an 18-point advantage (59-41) after Charles Abouo hit his career-high 3rd three pointer with 10:58 remaining in the game. He finished with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block.

-Noah Hartsock posted his first double-double of the season and second of his career, setting a career high with 13 rebounds to go along with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field with 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block.

Team Notes

-The game marked the first-ever match up between BYU and Vermont.

-Dave Rose improved to 136-40 at the helm at BYU, pulling him within one win of Glen Potter and 5th place on the all-time list.

-The Cougars had 5 players scoring in double figures (Fredette-26, Hartsock-14, Davies-12, Abouo-11, Emery-11) for the first time since Nov. 20 in a home win against Chicago State.

Record Watch

-With the victory, Fredette has now played in 89 wins for the Cougars, moving him within 1 of 3 other Cougars who are tied for 4th on the all-time list.

-With 17:51 left in the first half, Fredette made a layup to give him 7 points on the night and pass Mark Bigelow for eighth place on the BYU all-time scoring list. He now has 1,735 career points, just 5 behind Mekeli Wesley for 7th place.

Game Trends

-Fredette started hot for the Cougars, going 4-for-6 from the field with 9 points to give the Cougars an early 13-6 lead.

-The Cougars continued to roll, going on a 10-0 run to take a 23-10 run after a Logan Magnusson three pointer with 8:12 remaining in the first half.

-The Catamounts countered with an 8-3 run of their own to pull within 8 with 4:20 left in first.

-BYU was 6-for-11 (.545) from three-point land in the first half, led by Charles Abouo, who was 2-for-3 from beyond the arc.

-The Cougars continued to lead in the second half, taking a 52-38 lead after a layup from Brandon Davies with 12:38 remaining in the game.

Postgame Quotes

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

"We got a lot of transition baskets which really helped our shooting percentage. Our coaches did a terrific job with the preparation and the game plan and our players did a good job of executing it."

"Defensively you have to have a game plan and execute it and I thought our players did a good job of that tonight."

On Fredette:

“You keep putting him in situations where you aren’t sure how he is going to respond and he steps up. He played a great game.”

"Homecomings are difficult. There are so many emotions for players and you don't really know what's going to happen but he was good from start to finish."

BYU guard Jimmer Fredette

“I get nervous for every game, but for this one especially. Luckily we were able to come out here, defend, make shots and get a win.”

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