Cougars Finish Season With School-Record 30 Wins

Jimmer Fredette scored 21 points in BYU's final contest in the 2009-10 season. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The No. 7 BYU men’s basketball team ended its season in the second round of the NCAA tournament, losing to No. 2 Kansas State 84-72 on Saturday.

The Cougars finish the season at 30-6, the most wins in program history.

Jimmer Fredette finished with team highs of 21 points and five assists, adding three rebounds and one steal.

Noah Hartsock led the team with eight boards and had eight points, two assists and a steal.

BYU started the game with 10 unanswered points, capped by back-to-back threes from Jackson Emery. But the Cougars would manage just three points over the next 4:50, as Kansas State pulled within three at 13-10.

Jonathan Tavernari, playing his final game in a Cougar uniform, added five points on a layup and a three-pointer to spark BYU on another run, lifting his team to a 23-13 lead with 9:14 left in the first period.

Tavernari, the winningest player in BYU history and the all-time leader in career threes made and attempted, finished with seven points on 3-of-10 shooting, hitting one trey and adding two steals, one rebound and one assist.

Kansas State would take the lead for good with 2:35 to go before the half after two free throws by Wildcat Curtis Kelly. Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen then scored 13 points in a row, giving the Big 12 runner-up a 41-31 lead at the break.

Baskets by Hartsock and Emery and a three-pointer by Fredette cut the Wildcats’ lead to five, 45-40 with just over 16 minutes left to play, but the Cougars could get no closer as the teams traded baskets the remainder of the game.

Freshman Tyler Haws scored 14 points while extending his BYU record for consecutive free throws to 48 after going 6-of-6 against Kansas State. Junior Jackson Emery shot 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, finishing with 13 points, three assists, two boards and one steal.

Kansas State was led by Pullen’s 34 points on 11-of-11 from the free throw line and seven three-pointers. The Wildcats shot 27-of-30 (.900) as a team from the line, a marked improvement from the team’s average of .667 on the season.

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Official Basketball Box Score

Brigham Young vs Kansas State

3/20/10 7:24 p.m. at Oklahoma City, Okla. (Ford Center)

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VISITORS: Brigham Young (30-6)

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 4 4 8 5 8 2 0 0 1 31

54 Miles, Chris........ c 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 12

04 Emery, Jackson...... g 4-7 3-6 2-2 0 2 2 2 13 3 2 1 1 31

23 Haws, Tyler......... g 4-6 0-0 6-6 0 3 3 2 14 1 0 0 0 29

32 Fredette, Jimmer.... g 5-13 1-4 10-11 0 3 3 2 21 5 5 0 1 36

00 Davies, Brandon..... 1-2 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 5 5 0 2 0 1 13

01 Abouo, Charles...... 0-2 0-0 2-3 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 11

02 Morgan, Jr., Lamont. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

10 Loyd, Jr., Michael.. 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 14

12 Magnusson, Logan.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

13 Zylstra, Brock...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

15 Anderson, James..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

45 Tavernari, Jonathan. 3-10 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 3 7 1 1 0 2 18

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

Totals.............. 21-53 5-16 25-28 9 20 29 24 72 12 13 2 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-24 37.5% 2nd Half: 12-29 41.4% Game: 39.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-10 40.0% 2nd Half: 1-6 16.7% Game: 31.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 9-10 90.0% 2nd Half: 16-18 88.9% Game: 89.3% 2

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HOME TEAM: Kansas State (28-7)

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

23 Sutton, Dominique... f 1-5 0-0 2-2 1 4 5 4 4 3 2 1 2 27

24 Kelly, Curtis....... f 2-4 0-0 6-6 1 6 7 1 10 3 2 1 0 29

15 Colon, Luis......... c 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 7

00 Pullen, Jacob....... g 8-15 7-12 11-11 0 1 1 4 34 2 3 0 4 29

21 Clemente, Denis..... g 7-18 3-9 2-2 1 1 2 2 19 3 2 0 1 37

03 Irving, Martavious.. 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 13

12 Russell, Nick....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

22 McGruder, Rodney.... 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 12

31 Merriewether, Chris. 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

32 Samuels, Jamar...... 0-6 0-3 1-2 4 1 5 2 1 3 2 1 0 24

33 Judge, Wally........ 3-3 0-0 2-3 3 5 8 3 8 0 0 0 0 20

Team................ 4 2 6 2

Totals.............. 23-56 11-27 27-30 15 24 39 20 84 14 15 3 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-32 34.4% 2nd Half: 12-24 50.0% Game: 41.1% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 6-17 35.3% 2nd Half: 5-10 50.0% Game: 40.7% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 13-14 92.9% 2nd Half: 14-16 87.5% Game: 90.0% 1

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Officials: Mike Wood, Michael W. Eades, Roger D. Ayers

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. Kansas State-None.

Attendance: 15668

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 31 41 - 72

Kansas State.................. 41 43 - 84

Points in the paint-BY 22,KS 16. Points off turnovers-BY 17,KS 14.

2nd chance points-BY 8,KS 14. Fast break points-BY 6,KS 6.

Bench points-BY 16,KS 15. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-3 times.

Last FG-BY 2nd-01:06, KS 2nd-02:19.

Largest lead-BY by 10 1st-17:39, KS by 13 2nd-01:12.

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