Jackson Emery moved within 14 steals of Danny Ainge for the all-time lead at BYU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
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-Chris Collinsworth played his second game after returning from an ankle injury, going 7-for-8 from the free-throw line en route to posting 11 points, adding 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
-Jimmer Fredette scored 8 points in the first half, going 3-for-8 from the field, adding 2 assists and 1 rebound. He finished with a game-high 28 points, adding 4 assists, with 3 rebounds and 1 steal.
-With Fredette’s second three pointer of the game, he became only the 2nd Cougar in BYU history to make 200 or more career treys, joining Mark Bigelow and Jonathan Tavernari.
-Brandon Davies stayed hot for the Cougars, scoring 8 points in the first half to go along with 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. He finished with 10 points, his seventh double-digit output of the season.
-Jackson Emery recorded 3 or more steals for the 7th time this season and 27th time of his career. The Cougars are 25-2 in those games.
-Kyle Collinsworth hit his first three pointer of the season with 4:14 remaining in the game to give the Cougars a 64-55 lead. Collinsworth finished with 7 points, 5 rebounds, a career-high 3 blocks, 2 assists and 2 steals.
-Dave Rose and staff started Fredette, Charles Abouo, Kyle Collinsworth, Noah Hartsock and Brandon Davies for the second time this season. That starting lineup is now 2-0 on the season.
-With the victory, Dave Rose tied Steve Cleveland for career victories at BYU with 138.
-BYU now leads the all-time series with Weber State by a 26-10 advantage. The Cougars defeated the Wildcats 87-80 at the Marriott Center last season.
-The Cougars are now 36-12 as a ranked team under Rose.
-Jackson Emery recorded 3 steals in the first half, giving him 181 for his career and bringing him within 1 of Marty Haws on the BYU all-time steals list.
-With 28 points on the night, Fredette now has 1,821 career points, moving him within 3 of Jeff Chatman for 6th place on the BYU all-time list.
-The Cougars grabbed their first lead of the game (6-5) with 14:45 remaining in the first half after opening the game 1-for-9 from the field.
-BYU went on a 15-4 run to take a 22-11 lead with 7:53 left in the first half after Emery recorded steals on consecutive possessions, converting them both into points.
-The Cougars shot 100% (6-for-6) from the free-throw line in the first half.
BYU Head Coach Dave Rose
-"It was a great game and I thought our guys really competed hard. Tonight was all about effort and desire to win from both teams, and our guys willed themselves to win."
-"You can't get mad at your guys when they're doing everything as hard as they can the right way and we were fortunate enough to make enough baskets to win the game."
-On Chris Collinsworth'a return from injury: "I thought Chris was really big for us tonight. He was really active and got to the foul line and made his free throws."
-“We knew that they were going to give a good effort. We knew they were going to come out and shoot the ball well and give us a tough game.”
-“I was just trying to be aggressive, trying to go out and play my game. I was able to get some shots off and try to slow their momentum.”
-“Obviously we want to play better and shoot the ball better, but sometimes that doesn’t happen and tonight we weren’t shooting the ball great, but we were still able to find a way to win.”