Cougars Open New Year With Victory

Stephen Rogers scored 16 points in BYU's 93-57 win on Saturday night. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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PROVO -- Six different BYU players scored in double figures as the No. 16 BYU men’s basketball team defeated the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds, 93-57, on Saturday at the Marriott Center.

Sophomore Stephen Rogers led the Cougars with 16 points, going a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line. Chris Collinsworth added 11 points and eight rebounds to complement his brother Kyle Collinsworth’s 10 points and three steals.

“It was good to see players shooting well tonight," head coach Dave Rose said. "We need to share the ball, and I also thought we did that really well tonight."

BYU made 50 percent of its shots, getting 23 assists on 30 field goals made. The Cougars doubled up FPU on the boards, snatching 48 rebounds to the Sunbirds 24.

Junior Noah Hartsock scored 14, senior Jimmer Fredette finished with 13 and senior Jackson Emery added four three-pointers for 12 points on a night where none of BYU’s starters played more than 23 minutes.

"I really believe that we have a lot of confidence in the bench players," Rose said. "Consistency from the bench is key."

Emery hit the first three-pointer of the game with 14:46 left until halftime starting a 9-0 run, pushing the Cougar lead to 17-8.

FPU made it close after capitalizing on BYU’s eighth turnover, bringing it to 26-22 with just over five minutes remaining in the half.

Kyle Collinsworth got the crowd energized with a quick steal off a Sunbird defensive rebound under the BYU basket, making it easy for him to drop in the layup for two points with 2:15 on the clock before halftime.

Junior Charles Abouo ended the half in style with a put-back dunk off a missed three-pointer from sophomore Nick Martineau as time expired to cap a 13-0 run. The Cougars held FPU scoreless for the final four minutes while heading into the break with a 44-24 lead.

BYU hit 15-of-28 first half shots for 53.6 percent while limiting the Sunbirds to 36.7 percent in the first half, including just 1-of-12 from three-point range.

In the second half the Cougars would continue to roll, getting on a 14-0 run early to extend their lead to 65-32 with 12:33 remaining.

Fredette made his first three-point shot of the game with 9:13 remaining after being rested for much of the second half. Fredette would heat up quickly, hitting two more threes before sitting down for good with BYU leading 83-43 and 5:27 left in the game.

BYU will open Mountain West Conference play on Wednesday, Jan. 5, when the Cougars play at UNLV. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT. Live stats and audio links will be available on www.byucougars.com and fans can listen live on the radio beginning with the pregame show at 6 p.m. PT on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM out of Salt Lake City. The game will be televised live on CBS College Sports.


Official Basketball Box Score

Fresno Pacific vs BYU Cougars

01/01/11 7:05 pm at Marriott Center, Provo, Utah

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VISITORS: Fresno Pacific 10-3

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

01 KADO, Adam.......... * 3-8 1-4 1-1 0 4 4 0 8 2 0 0 1 37

04 CHRISTMAN, Matt..... * 2-11 0-7 0-0 1 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 2 31

15 LEGREE, Deshaun..... * 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 19

20 WILD, Jordan........ * 3-9 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 4 7 5 4 0 1 33

32 MORGAN, Jerante..... * 12-18 1-1 0-0 1 5 6 3 25 0 1 1 0 27

02 ROWE, Brandon....... 1-6 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 22

10 VICK, Rickey........ 1-4 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 9

21 HOLMES, Kendall..... 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 17

42 GOSLINGA, Tyler..... 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 5

TEAM................ 3 3

Totals.............. 25-65 4-23 3-3 8 16 24 16 57 9 9 3 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-30 36.7% 2nd Half: 14-35 40.0% Game: 38.5% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-12 8.3% 2nd Half: 3-11 27.3% Game: 17.4% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 1-1 100 % 2nd Half: 2-2 100 % Game: 100 % 0

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HOME TEAM: BYU Cougars 14-1

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..... * 1-3 0-0 2-4 1 4 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 23

01 ABOUO, Charles...... * 2-4 0-2 2-2 1 4 5 0 6 3 2 1 0 15

31 COLLINSWORTH, Kyle.. * 4-8 2-5 0-0 1 2 3 0 10 0 1 1 3 20

32 FREDETTE, Jimmer.... * 4-7 3-5 2-2 1 0 1 1 13 5 1 0 1 22

34 HARTSOCK, Noah...... * 6-8 1-1 1-1 0 5 5 0 14 2 2 1 0 21

04 EMERY, Jackson...... 4-7 4-7 0-0 1 4 5 1 12 4 3 0 1 22

12 MAGNUSSON, Logan.... 1-4 0-3 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 8

13 ZYLSTRA, Brock...... 0-3 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10

14 MARTINEAU, Nick..... 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 18

15 ANDERSON, James..... 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 5

21 ROGERS, Stephen..... 2-6 1-3 11-11 2 3 5 0 16 1 1 0 0 17

41 COLLINSWORTH, Chris. 4-5 0-0 3-4 3 5 8 0 11 1 0 0 0 19

TEAM................ 2 1 3

Totals.............. 30-60 12-30 21-24 16 32 48 6 93 23 11 4 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-28 53.6% 2nd Half: 15-32 46.9% Game: 50.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-12 41.7% 2nd Half: 7-18 38.9% Game: 40.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 9-10 90.0% 2nd Half: 12-14 85.7% Game: 87.5% 1

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Officials: Bill Gracey, Ruben Ramos, Casey McClellan

Technical fouls: Fresno Pacific-None. BYU Cougars-None.

Attendance: 12762

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Fresno Pacific................ 24 33 - 57

BYU Cougars................... 44 49 - 93

OFFICIAL FINAL

Points in the paint-FPU 24,BY 30. Points off turnovers-FPU 12,BY 15.

2nd chance points-FPU 8,BY 19. Fast break points-FPU 4,BY 4.

Bench points-FPU 10,BY 46. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-2 times.

Last FG-FPU 2nd-00:18, BY 2nd-00:29.

Largest lead-FPU by 2 1st-15:50, BY by 39 2nd-06:03.

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