Five Cougars Score Double-Digits in Exhibition Win

Freshman Brandon Davies had 11 points and eight rebounds in BYU's exhibition win over Central Washington.


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PROVO -- Five Cougars scored double-digit points as the BYU men’s basketball team claimed an 82-46 victory over Central Washington Tuesday night in its final exhibition game before the start of the 2009-10 regular season.

Junior Jimmer Fredette scored a game-high 15 points, followed closely by Jonathan Tavernari and Tyler Haws with 14 points apiece. Other Cougars scoring in double-figures were Charles Abouo with 12 points and Brandon Davies with 11. Davies also recorded a team-high eight rebounds.

“We got a chance to see a lot of different players and combinations tonight,” said BYU head coach Dave Rose. “We have a pretty good idea who our top seven or eight guys are. We’ll come back tomorrow, have a good practice and then figure out how we want to start the season.”

BYU was 3-for-3 to start the game with makes by Haws, Tavernari and Davies to build an early lead. Tavernari then scored seven points as the Cougars went on a 15-2 run to go up 19-5. The Wildcats cut the deficit to single digits after a three-point make by JC Cook, but sophomore Michael Loyd, Jr., recorded a three-pointer of his own to give the Cougars a 24-12 lead with 8:37 remaining in the first half.

Aggressive offense paid off for the Cougars with three consecutive and-one situations. After Davies made both a layup and subsequent free throw, a costly Central Washington turnover resulted in two more BYU points by Fredette. The Cougars headed into the locker room ahead 34-16 after a dunk by Davies to end the first half.

The Cougars made 14-of-31 shot attempts in the first 20 minutes, while limiting the Wildcats to 5-of-30 shooting from the field.

Both teams struggled offensively with turnovers and miscues coming out of the halftime break. Fredette scored the first basket of the half with 17:56 on the clock. His make came on a putback after a missed jumper from Jackson Emery. Tavernari made his first three-pointer of the night to help BYU extend its lead to 43-21, while a Central Washington turnover and breakaway layup by Emery resulted in a three-point play.

Haws connected from behind the arc for the Cougars’ third trey of the game, while the Wildcats’ Cook made his second and third three-pointer to narrow BYU’s lead to 53-35. The hot shooting continued for BYU, however, as Fredette and Haws connected on back-to-back threes with 8:28 to play in the game.

“Tyler [Haws] played well tonight,” said Rose. “He was aggressive and played on attack, which I really like. He likes to make plays on the basket. The same is true with Brandon. They both did some good things for us. The more minutes they play, the better they’re going to get.”

Abouo scored nine points for the Cougars as they put together a 23-0 run, including a three-point play and capped by a two-handed dunk. Sophomore James Anderson recorded a dunk of his own with 1-minute remaining in the game.

“Charles [Abouo] played really well in the second half,” said Rose. “He got more confidence and got to relax a little bit. He made some real improvements over the summer and we really need to find a way to get him involved.”

The Cougars open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 13 when they host Bradley at 7:30 p.m. MT. in the Marriott Center. The game will be broadcast live on The Mtn.

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Official Basketball Box Score

Central Washington Wildcats vs BYU Cougars

11/10/09 7:35 pm at Marriott Center, Provo, Utah

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VISITORS: Central Washington Wildcats 0-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

05 Sprinker,Chris...... f 1-8 0-0 2-4 2 4 6 2 4 0 1 0 2 21

20 Clyde,Roby.......... f 1-3 1-1 0-2 2 4 6 3 3 1 5 1 1 15

03 Perez,Humberto...... g 1-5 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 18

22 Cook,JC............. g 4-15 3-8 1-2 1 0 1 2 12 1 1 0 1 28

24 Shelton,Noble'D..... g 0-4 0-3 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 16

01 Clift,Jon........... 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 9

10 Dunn,Austin......... 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 15

12 Snowden,Ryan........ 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

21 Miller,Shane........ 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 8

25 Gibler,Coby......... 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 10

32 Johnson,Jody........ 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 8

33 Tyler,Toussaint..... 4-9 0-1 6-8 0 1 1 3 14 2 2 0 0 23

40 Sivak,Riley......... 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 13

42 Nelson,Ted.......... 1-3 0-0 0-2 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 1 0 14

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

Totals.............. 15-62 6-23 10-21 12 27 39 13 46 8 19 4 8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 5-30 16.7% 2nd Half: 10-32 31.3% Game: 24.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-12 16.7% 2nd Half: 4-11 36.4% Game: 26.1% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-11 36.4% 2nd Half: 6-10 60.0% Game: 47.6% 4

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HOME TEAM: BYU Cougars 0-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

24 TAVERNARI, Jonathan. f 6-11 1-6 1-1 1 6 7 3 14 0 3 0 3 21

00 DAVIES, Brandon..... c 4-5 0-0 3-5 2 6 8 1 11 0 1 0 0 17

04 EMERY, Jackson...... g 2-8 0-2 1-1 0 1 1 1 5 3 0 0 2 22

23 HAWS, Tyler......... g 6-8 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 14 2 2 1 1 24

32 FREDETTE, Jimmer.... g 6-11 1-3 2-3 0 6 6 0 15 5 2 0 1 19

01 ABOUO, Charles...... 5-9 0-1 2-4 2 4 6 3 12 1 1 0 2 18

02 MORGAN, JR., Lamont. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 16

10 LOYD, JR., Michael.. 1-5 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 4 1 0 0 14

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

13 ZYLSTRA, Brock...... 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 7

15 ANDERSON, James..... 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 5

34 HARTSOCK, Noah...... 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 2 0 2 1 0 15

54 MILES, Chris........ 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 10

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

Totals.............. 34-68 5-18 9-14 10 41 51 18 82 19 18 2 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-31 45.2% 2nd Half: 20-37 54.1% Game: 50.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-9 11.1% 2nd Half: 4-9 44.4% Game: 27.8% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-6 83.3% 2nd Half: 4-8 50.0% Game: 64.3% 2,1

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Officials: Randy McCall, Mike Littlewood, D.G. Nelson

Technical fouls: Central Washington Wildcats-None. BYU Cougars-None.

Attendance:

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Central Washington Wildcats... 16 30 - 46

BYU Cougars................... 34 48 - 82

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