BYU vs. Wofford: Games Notes and Quotes

Logan Magnusson had 10 points and seven boards in BYU's win over Wofford. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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Player Notes

- Jimmer Fredette did not score in the first 5 minutes of play but in the subsequent 5 minutes scored 7 points for the Cougars and finished the first half with 15 points. Fredette finished the game with 32 points and seven assists.

- Noah Hartsock provided BYU with a solid inside presence in the first half scoring 10 points, grabbing 4 rebounds, blocking a shots and recording 1 steal.

- Freshman Kyle Collinsworth recorded career highs of 11 rebounds and 4 steals in the victory.

- Logan Magnusson provided a strong contribution off the bench, finishing with 10 points, including 2-of-3 shooting from downtown, and tied his career-high with 7 rebounds.

Team Notes

- Four Cougars finished with double-digits as Fredette finished with 32 points while Hartsock, Collinsworth and Magnusson each added 10 points.

Record Watch

- The victory gave BYU a school-best 31 wins this season.

- Fredette now has 1,002 points this season, which makes him just the 19th player in NCAA Division 1 history to score over 1,000 points in a season. He is the only BYU player to score 1,000 points in a season.

- Noah Hartsock's block moved him into fourth all-time in blocks for the Cougars. Hartsock now has 120 career blocks.

- Fredette’s 32 points gave the senior guard the third most points by a BYU player in an NCAA tournament game. Fredette scored 37 points last year against Florida while Danny Ainge scored 37 points against UCLA in 1981. Fredette’s 10 field goals made tie the fifth most field goals made by a Cougar in the NCAA tournament.

- Fredette’s 10 free throws give the All-American a tie for second place for the most free throws made by a BYU player in the NCAA tournament. Bernie Fryer holds the record while Fredette previously scored 10 from behind the charity stripe last year vs. Kansas State.

- Recording 7 assists in the win, Fredette passed Marty Haws to take the fourth all-time spot in BYU career assists with 504 assists. Haws dished out 502 assists from 1985-1990 for the Cougars. The 7 assists also tie Fredette for 4th place all-time in assists by a BYU player in the NCAA tournament. Luiz Lemes set a BYU record with 9 against Syracuse in 2004.

- Kyle Collinsworth’s 4 steals give the freshman a tie for second-most steals in an NCAA tournament game by a Cougar. Robbie Reid holds the record after recording 5 against Tulane in 1995.

- With the win, Dave Rose becomes the third winningest coach in Mountain West Conference history with 158 career victories in just 6 years. Coming into the game, Rose was tied with Steve McClain who recorded 157 victories in 8 years at Wyoming.

- Fredette’s 32 points made him the BYU leader for career points in NCAA tournament play. Fredette has now recorded 118 points in NCAA tournament games. Danny Ainge previously held the record with 107 points in tournament play.

Game Trends

- After being called for four fouls and sitting out the majority of the game, Charles Abouo provided a spark for BYU by going on an individual 6-0 run to give the Cougars their largest lead of the night with the score 65-51 before fouling out with 1:51 remaining.

Postgame Quotes

BYU head coach Dave Rose

"I'm really pleased with the win. I thought we battled. We competed hard. I thought we executed really well at times. Our ability to get to the free throw line, make free throws and our ability to defend the three-point line were important. They're a great three-point shooting team and I thought we put some pressure on them from that aspect. Our ability to defensive rebound and not allow them to get a lot of second-chance points on offensive rebounds was a big key to the game. I'm really happy for our players and look forward to moving on."

"It was a little different in the locker room. I thought that last year was kind of a real euphoric atmosphere. Guys were jumping around. I think guys today were happy with the win and looking forward to our next challenge. I think that's all part of growth and maturity in a team. This team is pretty businesslike. They are a team that understands that every night we expect to win."

Jimmer Fredette

"I was just satisfied that we won. That's the whole point in this tournament. You win and you advance. So I was excited that we won the game. We toughed it out. We played really hard. We scrapped. We got good play off of the bench, shot the ball pretty well when we were open and rebounded the ball pretty well.

I'm just excited we're able to live another day, go out and play on Saturday. I'm excited for that."

"On Saturday, it's a totally different team. Whoever we play will be completely different. So we just have to go out and play as hard as we can. Rebound the basketball, make shots, just grind it out and find a way to win. However we can do it, just go out there and win the basketball game."

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