Cougars Advance, Defeat Florida in Double Overtime

Jimmer Fredette tied a BYU NCAA Tournament record with 37 points as BYU defeated Florida, 99-92. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The BYU backcourt of Jimmer Fredette and Michael Loyd, Jr. combined for 63 points as the No. 7 Cougars defeated No. 10 Florida in double overtime, 99-92, in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

BYU will face No. 2 Kansas State on Saturday in Oklahoma City. No. 1 Kansas will play No. 8 Northern Iowa at 4:40 p.m. CT. BYU and Kansas State will play 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Kansas/Lehigh game.

The 63 combined points is the most by two Cougars in an NCAA tournament game in BYU history and only the second time two Cougars have scored at least 20 points in the same NCAA tourney contest.

Fredette and Loyd scored 16 of BYU’s 18 points in the second overtime to finally pull the Cougars ahead for good. Loyd shot the Cougars ahead with a quick trey to begin the overtime, followed by a free throw after Fredette sank two of his own from the line.

Fredette stroked a three-pointer from the top of the key to put BYU (30-5) ahead 90-83 with 2:42 left, then hit another from long distance to ultimately stretch the lead out of reach of the Gators (21-13).

“Those two big threes he hit late, we’ve seen that all year long,” said BYU head coach Dave Rose, who claimed his first NCAA tournament win as head coach. “He’s a really versatile guy and hard to stop from scoring. You never really expect him to miss, especially when he gets to the rim.”

The junior point guard tied a BYU NCAA tournament record with 37 points on 13-of-26 shooting from the field, including 3-of-8 from three and 8-of-10 from the free throw line for his eighth game of the season with 30 or more points. Fredette's NCAA effort matched that of former BYU All-American Danny Ainge, who scored 37 points in a 1981 second-round win over UCLA.

Loyd came through for BYU time and time again, including all six of BYU’s points in the first overtime. He scored a career-high 26 points on 7-of-10 shooting with three treys and a career-best 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. Loyd also had four steals, tying his career high.

“He was unbelievable,” said Rose. “He played on attack. Not only offensively, but he was really disruptive defensively and gave us a chance by holding down [Florida’s Erving] Walker and [Kenny] Boynton, two really, really good guards.”

Jackson Emery, who added eight points and a team-high seven rebounds, knocked down a long three from the top of the key to bring BYU within one, 74-73, with 1:26 to go in regulation. Tyler Haws added 10 points and extended his streak of consecutive free throws without a miss to 42, a new BYU record.

After Florida’s Vernon Macklin made 1-of-2 free throws, Fredette drove to the left and scooped in the game-tying layup, sending the contest into overtime after Chandler Parsons missed a turnaround at the buzzer.

Behind by four, BYU failed to score in the first overtime until Loyd took over. The sophomore guard used a speedy spin move to singlehandedly bring BYU back, scoring on a driving layup to tie the Gators at 81-81 for the final points of the initial extra session.

Loyd also keyed a run in the first half, giving BYU the lead after the Cougars were down by seven midway through the first period. Loyd outscored Florida 10-0 by himself in a span of less than two minutes, giving BYU a 31-28 lead. In all, BYU held Florida to one field goal over the last seven minutes of the first half, going into the break with a 35-33 lead.

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Official Basketball Box Score

Florida vs Brigham Young

03/18/10 11:20 a.m. at Oklahoma City, Okla. (Ford Center)

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VISITORS: Florida (21-13)

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

23 Tyus,Alex........... f 3-11 0-1 0-0 3 6 9 2 6 1 0 2 0 29

25 Parsons,Chandler.... f 8-20 2-8 2-5 6 4 10 3 20 6 5 1 2 46

32 Macklin,Vernon...... c 7-9 0-0 2-3 3 4 7 3 16 0 3 0 1 33

01 Boynton,Kenny....... g 8-16 5-10 6-7 1 1 2 5 27 3 4 0 1 40

11 Walker,Erving....... g 4-16 3-13 1-1 0 2 2 4 12 4 7 0 0 44

03 Shipman,Ray......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 11

21 Werner,Dan.......... 1-2 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 2 4 1 1 0 2 36

33 Murphy,Erik......... 3-4 0-0 1-1 1 0 1 3 7 0 1 1 0 11

TEAM................ 3 4 7

Totals.............. 34-78 10-32 14-19 20 25 45 24 92 15 21 4 7 250

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-26 46.2% 2nd Half: 15-27 55.6% OT: 7-25 28.0% Game: 43.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-10 30.0% 2nd Half: 6-12 50.0% OT: 1-10 10.0% Game: 31.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-9 66.7% 2nd Half: 6-8 75.0% OT: 2-2 100 % Game: 73.7% 6

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young (30-5)

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

34 HARTSOCK, Noah...... f 3-7 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 1 8 1 1 0 0 38

54 MILES, Chris........ c 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 22

04 EMERY, Jackson...... g 2-7 2-5 2-4 2 5 7 4 8 1 1 0 1 40

23 HAWS, Tyler......... g 3-5 0-0 4-4 1 0 1 2 10 2 0 0 1 21

32 FREDETTE, Jimmer.... g 13-26 3-8 8-10 1 1 2 1 37 3 5 1 2 46

00 DAVIES, Brandon..... 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 5 6 4 0 0 2 1 1 19

01 ABOUO, Charles...... 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 10

10 LOYD, JR., Michael.. 7-10 3-5 9-10 0 2 2 1 26 0 2 0 4 35

45 TAVERNARI, Jonathan. 2-6 2-5 0-0 0 3 3 2 6 1 0 0 3 19

TEAM................ 3 1 4

Totals.............. 32-65 10-23 25-32 10 23 33 17 99 11 12 2 12 250

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-29 51.7% 2nd Half: 13-26 50.0% OT: 4-10 40.0% Game: 49.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-5 60.0% 2nd Half: 4-13 30.8% OT: 3-5 60.0% Game: 43.5% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 2-4 50.0% 2nd Half: 10-10 100 % OT: 13-18 72.2% Game: 78.1% 5

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Officials: Joe Lindsay, Chris Rastatter, Kevin Brill

Technical fouls: Florida-None. Brigham Young-None.

Attendance: 13382

Score by Periods 1st 2nd OT OT2 Total

Florida....................... 33 42 6 11 - 92

Brigham Young................. 35 40 6 18 - 99

Points in the paint-UF 44,BY 28. Points off turnovers-UF 7,BY 25.

2nd chance points-UF 16,BY 11. Fast break points-UF 4,BY 2.

Bench points-UF 11,BY 34. Score tied-8 times. Lead changed-8 times.

Last FG-UF OT2-00:13, BY OT2-01:22.

Largest lead-UF by 7 1st-07:02, BY by 13 2nd-09:16.

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