Davies, Fredette and Free Throws help Cougars Win

Brandon Davies had a double-double in BYU's win over Colorado State on Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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PROVO -- Free-throw shooting helped the No. 7/7 BYU men’s basketball team defeat the Colorado State Rams 84-76 on Wednesday night in the Marriott Center.

"The game was exactly how we thought it would play out as far as how physical it was and how competitive it was," head coach Dave Rose said. "Both teams played with a lot of emotion."

The Cougars made 35-of-43 free throws for the game while shooting 38.6 percent on 22-of-57 shooting from the field. Senior Jimmer Fredette scored 34 points to lead all scorers and passed Devin Durrant for third all-time in scoring in BYU history and now has 2,299 career points.

Sophomore Brandon Davies picked up his third double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds - a career high. BYU would outrebound the Rams 48-29 for the game and grab 18 offensive boards. Senior Jackson Emery scored 11 points and had four steals while junior Noah Hartsock added 10 points and six rebounds.

"Both teams were extremely active on the boards and it was a really important game," Rose said. "Both teams played that way and I was glad we were able to make a few plays down the stretch and were able to win the game."

Hartsock got BYU on the board with a layup after nearly two minutes of play and junior Charles Abouo hit a three-pointer on BYU’s next possession to tie the score at 7-7.

Fredette drilled his first three-pointer of the game with 9:59 left in the first half. The senior guard was also fouled on the play and made his free throw for the four-point play. Davies would make one free throw on the next possession as part of a 14-0 run by the Cougars to give them a 27-13 lead.

Over a four-minute span, Fredette would score 10-straight points to keep the lead at 44-36 at halftime. Fredette led all scorers at the break with 18 points.

BYU shot 42.4 percent on 14-of-33 shooting in the half. Emery scored eight points while Davies helped out on the boards, grabbing seven rebounds and chipping in four points.

The second half started out slow for the Cougars as Colorado State was able to trim the BYU lead to two points at 48-46 after four minutes of play.

BYU was sparked by a one-handed dunk from Davies to put the Cougars on top 54-48 with 13:37 left in the game.

Free throws would help BYU on an 11-2 run to stretch the lead to 69-56 with 9:02 remaining on the clock. BYU made 7-of-8 free throws during the run.

Both teams would get comfortable at the charity stripe for much of the second half with both teams entering the bonus early on. The Cougars would make 9-of-13 free throws over the final nine minutes and Colorado State would make 4-of-7 of their own down the stretch.

BYU will play at No. 6/4 San Diego State on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.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 10 a.m. PT on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM out of Salt Lake City. The game will be televised live on CBS.


Official Basketball Box Score

Colorado State vs BYU Cougars

02/23/11 6:02 pm at Provo, Utah, Marriott Center

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VISITORS: Colorado State 18-9, 8-5 MWC

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

01 FRANKLIN, Travis.... f 2-5 0-0 1-4 0 1 1 4 5 2 2 0 2 20

32 OGIDE, Andy......... f 9-12 0-0 7-9 3 5 8 4 25 1 3 1 1 27

44 SMITH, Greg......... f 4-8 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 3 11 3 1 1 1 25

12 NIGON, Adam......... g 4-9 4-9 2-2 0 4 4 3 14 1 0 0 0 24

22 GREEN, Dorian....... g 0-3 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 27

02 EIKMEIER, Wes....... 1-8 0-2 2-2 0 2 2 4 4 2 4 0 2 34

04 HORNUNG, Pierce..... 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 3 2 0 2 0 1 16

11 CARR, Jesse......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

13 McFARLAND, Andre.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+

23 BELL, Will.......... 3-5 0-0 1-3 2 2 4 4 7 0 1 1 0 10

33 SMITH, Dwight....... 3-6 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 2 7 2 3 1 1 13

TEAM................ 1 4 5

Totals.............. 27-58 5-17 17-26 8 21 29 30 76 16 16 4 8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-30 36.7% 2nd Half: 16-28 57.1% Game: 46.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-8 12.5% 2nd Half: 4-9 44.4% Game: 29.4% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 13-17 76.5% 2nd Half: 4-9 44.4% Game: 65.4% 2

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HOME TEAM: BYU Cougars 26-2, 12-1 MWC

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 1-3 0-0 12-16 5 10 15 4 14 1 4 0 1 32

01 ABOUO, Charles...... f 3-7 1-3 2-3 1 1 2 4 9 1 0 2 1 17

34 HARTSOCK, Noah...... f 4-4 0-0 2-2 4 2 6 3 10 2 2 0 1 31

04 EMERY, Jackson...... g 3-9 2-8 3-4 1 2 3 3 11 2 2 1 4 34

32 FREDETTE, Jimmer.... g 9-26 2-8 14-16 2 3 5 3 34 2 7 0 2 37

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

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

21 ROGERS, Stephen..... 0-5 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 12

31 COLLINSWORTH, Kyle.. 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 8 8 1 4 3 2 1 0 22

TEAM................ 4 1 5

Totals.............. 22-57 5-23 35-43 18 30 48 23 84 12 19 4 9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-33 42.4% 2nd Half: 8-24 33.3% Game: 38.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-14 28.6% 2nd Half: 1-9 11.1% Game: 21.7% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 12-14 85.7% 2nd Half: 23-29 79.3% Game: 81.4% 4

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Officials: Chris Rastatter, Gerry Pollard, Rick Randall

Technical fouls: Colorado State-None. BYU Cougars-None.

Attendance: 22700

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Colorado State................ 36 40 - 76

BYU Cougars................... 44 40 - 84

Marriott Center sold out 4th consecutive time; 6th this season.

Points in the paint-CS 36,BY 24. Points off turnovers-CS 21,BY 14.

2nd chance points-CS 11,BY 13. Fast break points-CS 0,BY 6.

Bench points-CS 20,BY 6. Score tied-5 times. Lead changed-3 times.

Last FG-CS 2nd-00:33, BY 2nd-03:45.

Largest lead-CS by 3 1st-17:37, BY by 14 1st-09:41.

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