Cougars Claim South Padre Championship in Dramatic Fashion

Senior Jackson Emery moved into fifth place all-time at BYU for three pointers made, going 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND -- In a preview of future West Coast Conference contests, the BYU men’s basketball team captured a dramatic 74-73 victory and the South Padre Island championship over St. Mary’s Saturday.

With 11 seconds left and the Cougars down 70-69, senior guard Jimmer Fredette sank his first three pointer of the night to give BYU a two-point advantage and preserve its perfect record.

"Jimmer (Fredette) made two great plays in these two games," said BYU head coach Dave Rose. "He is making big shots and everyone else is playing well."

Fredette was named the tournament MVP, finishing the game with 24 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead the Cougars. Senior Jackson Emery added 15 points and five steals, with junior Noah Hartsock tallying seven points, five rebounds and two assists. Both Emery and Hartsock were named to the all-tournament team.

Emery started the scoring for BYU, going 2-for-2 from three-point range in the first three minutes of play to help the Cougars grab a 13-4 lead. With his second three, Emery moved into a tie with Lee Cummard for fifth place on the BYU career three-point field goal list. Emery would finish the first half with 11 points, including 3-of-4 from three-point range.

The Cougars started the game shooting 8-for-12 from the field (66.7%) to take a 19-13 lead with 11:45 left in the first half.

"The great thing for our staff is to see the rest of these players build around Fredette," Rose said. "Everyone is doing a great job of stepping up."

The Gaels took their first lead of the game with seven minutes left in the first half, gaining a 27-25 advantage. The Cougars would answer with a 7-2 run to take a 35-29 lead and went into the break with a 43-40 advantage.

Fredette started the second half with four quick points to lift the Cougars to a 47-40 lead before the Gaels went on a 9-0 run of their own take capture their second lead of the game, a one-point 52-51 advantage.

The game went back and forth before senior Logan Magnussen hit a jumper with 11:57 left in the contest to give BYU a 59-52 lead, only to see the Gaels go on a quick 4-0 run to climb back to within three.

Brandon Davies fouled out with 4:09 left after the Cougars fell behind 66-63. Davies posted nine points and six rebounds on the night. The Gaels would maintain a 66-65 lead until Jimmer Fredette scored his 19th point with 2:45 left to give the Cougars a 67-66 lead. Four lead changes occurred in the second half.

St. Mary’s continued to battle back, stealing a Hartsock inbound pass with 0:22 left and make two free throws to gain a one-point, 70-69 lead, setting the stage for Fredette’s late game heroics.

The Cougars return to action Dec. 1 against Creighton in Omaha, Neb., with a 7 p.m. CT tipoff.


Official Basketball Box Score

St. Mary's College vs BYU

11/27/10 7:05 p.m. at SPI, TX (SPI Convention Center)

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VISITORS: St. Mary's College 6-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

11 Steindl, Clint...... f 1-1 0-0 2-3 0 3 3 3 4 1 0 0 1 22

22 Jones, Rob.......... f 7-15 1-4 3-3 0 5 5 2 18 0 4 0 0 37

30 Walker Ii, Kenton... f 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 7

04 Dellavedova, Matthew g 3-8 1-3 4-4 1 2 3 2 11 5 5 1 1 37

32 Mcconnel, Mickey.... g 4-7 2-4 2-2 0 2 2 1 12 1 2 0 0 37

01 Page, Jorden........ 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 7

03 Young, Mitchell..... 5-8 0-0 2-5 2 2 4 2 12 0 2 0 2 20

14 Holt, Stephen....... 1-3 0-1 1-2 2 1 3 3 3 0 2 0 1 16

25 Williams, Tim....... 2-4 0-0 4-4 1 1 2 2 8 1 2 0 1 17

TEAM................ 2 3 5

Totals.............. 25-51 4-12 19-25 9 20 29 18 73 8 17 1 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-25 52.0% 2nd Half: 12-26 46.2% Game: 49.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-5 20.0% 2nd Half: 3-7 42.9% Game: 33.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 13-16 81.3% 2nd Half: 6-9 66.7% Game: 76.0% 2,1

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HOME TEAM: BYU 6-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

00 DAVIES, Brandon..... f 3-6 0-0 3-6 3 3 6 5 9 0 1 1 0 17

34 HARTSOCK, Noah...... f 3-5 0-0 1-1 0 5 5 1 7 2 1 1 2 36

04 EMERY, Jackson...... g 6-11 3-6 0-0 0 3 3 2 15 1 2 1 5 38

31 COLLINSWORTH, Kyle.. g 4-6 0-0 2-4 0 0 0 1 10 2 4 1 1 33

32 FREDETTE, Jimmer.... g 10-18 1-6 3-4 0 3 3 2 24 4 2 0 3 35

01 ABOUO, Charles...... 0-1 0-1 4-4 0 4 4 1 4 1 1 0 0 9

12 MAGNUSSON, Logan.... 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 17

13 ZYLSTRA, Brock...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

14 MARTINEAU, Nick..... 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 4

15 ANDERSON, James..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3

21 ROGERS, Stephen..... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7

TEAM................ 1 1

Totals.............. 28-52 5-14 13-19 5 21 26 19 74 10 14 4 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-25 64.0% 2nd Half: 12-27 44.4% Game: 53.8% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-6 66.7% 2nd Half: 1-8 12.5% Game: 35.7% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 7-11 63.6% 2nd Half: 6-8 75.0% Game: 68.4% 4

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Officials: Fred Williams, Ron Groover, Brian Shey

Technical fouls: St. Mary's College-None. BYU-None.

Attendance: 1300

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

St. Mary's College............ 40 33 - 73

BYU........................... 43 31 - 74

Round 4-Game #4 South Padre Island Invitational

BYU ranked #23

Points in the paint-SMC 30,BY 26. Points off turnovers-SMC 17,BY 14.

2nd chance points-SMC 12,BY 6. Fast break points-SMC 3,BY 4.

Bench points-SMC 27,BY 9. Score tied-6 times. Lead changed-11 times.

Last FG-SMC 2nd-00:01, BY 2nd-00:11.

Largest lead-SMC by 3 2nd-04:14, BY by 9 1st-16:11.

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