Game 12 - BYU at Weber State on Tuesday

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Cougars at Weber State

No. 23/23 BYU basketball will look to bounce back from its first loss of 2010-11 when the Cougars play Weber State on Tuesday, Dec. 21, in Ogden in the Dee Events Center at 7 p.m. BYU is coming off an 86-79 setback against UCLA in the Wooden Classic at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Jimmer Fredette scored 25 points and Brandon Davies and Jackson Emery added 18 and 15 points, respectively. Fredette leads the Cougars in scoring at 23.8 points per game while Emery adds 11.7 ppg and Davies 10.6 ppg on 60.6 percent shooting. Weber State is 6-4 on the season and has won four of five, including a 94-54 home victory over University of the Southwest on Saturday. The Wildcats recently lost leading scorer and defending Big Sky Conference Player of the Year Damian Lillard to a broken foot against Tulsa. Lillard was contributing 19.7 points and 3.7 assists per game prior to the injury. Lindsey Hughey averages 10.9 points and 4.6 boards while Scott Bamforth adds 10.2 points and .513 shooting from three. Tuesday’s game can be heard live on KSL Newsradio beginning with the pregame show at 6 p.m. MT on 102.7 FM and 1160 AM out of Salt Lake City or via the Internet at KSL.com. The game will be televised live on KJZZ.

Up Next

BYU will play in the Marriott Center for the first time since Nov. 23 when the Cougars host UTEP on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. MT. A live stats link will be available on www.byucougars.com and fans can listen live on the radio beginning with the pregame show at 6 p.m. MT on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM out of Salt Lake City or online at KSL.com.

Cougar Quick Hits

— No. 23/23 BYU head coach Dave Rose is 137-41 in his six seasons at BYU and is the program’s all-time leader in winning percentage at .770.

— The Cougars were ranked in the AP Preseason Poll for the first time since the 1980-81 season and are currently ranked No. 23 in the AP Poll and No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

Jimmer Fredette has been named to eight preseason All-America teams (AP, ESPN.com, Sporting News, SI.com/Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times, Athlon Sports, Dick Vitale and Blue Ribbon Magazine). Fredette is averaging 23.8 points, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season.

— Senior guard Jackson Emery is second on the team in scoring at 11.7 points per game and adds 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and a team-best 2.7 steals per game. He has posted four-plus steals five times this season. Brandon Davies is third on the team in scoring at 10.6 points per game on .606 shooting. He has scored in double figures six times this season and is coming off an 18-point performance against UCLA.

BYU GAME #12 FAST FACTS

No. 23/23 BYU (10-1) vs. Weber State (6-4)

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010

Dee Events Center

Ogden, Utah

7 p.m. MT

Coaches

BYU, Dave Rose (137-41 in sixth season at BYU; same overall)

Weber State, Randy Rahe (83-51 in fifth season at Weber State; same overall)

Series

BYU leads 25-10 including last season’s 87-70 victory in the Marriott Center

TV

KJZZ

Radio

KSL Newsradio (102.7 FM/1160 AM) and the Cougar Sports Network

(Greg Wrubell, play-by-play; Mark Durrant, game analysis)

Web

Live audio and live stats links are available on the basketball schedule page at www.byucougars.com/basketball_m/

Looking at Weber State

2010-11 Record: 6-4, 0-0

Conference: Big Sky

2009-10 Record: 20-11, 13-3 (1st place in Big Sky)

2010 Postseason: NIT First Round

Highlights:

- Weber State is 6-4 this season and has won four of five, including a 94-54 victory against University of the Southwest on Dec. 18. Kyle Tresnak posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 boards in the win.

- The Wildcats will be without leading scorer Damain Lillard for the rest of the season. Lillard broke his foot on Dec. 16 at Tulsa. Lindsey Hughey scored 20 points in that game, an 81-79 overtime loss.

- Hughey averages 10.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting .500 on threes and .857 from the free throw line. Scott Bamforth adds 10.2 points while shooting .500 from the field, .513 from three and .889 from the free throw line.

- As a team, Weber State averages 77.8 points and shoots .465 from the field, .400 from three and .777 from the free throw line. Opponents average 70.1 points and shoot .461 from the field and .322 from three.

Coach: Randy Rahe (fifth season at Weber State)

Weber State’s Last Outing — ‘Cats Cruise to 40-Point Win Over Southwest

OGDEN, Utah -- Life without Damian Lillard started with a great team effort on Saturday night, as the Wildcats had five players hit double figure scoring in a 94-54 rout of the University of the Southwest at the Dee Events Center.

Kyle Tresnak led the Wildcats with a career-high 19 points, hitting 6 of 10 shots from the floor and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line. The freshman center also pulled down a career- and game-high 11 rebounds for his first-career double-double.

Lindsey Hughey added 17 points and seven rebounds for the ‘Cats. Trevor Morris scored 14 points, Byron Fulton scored 13, and B.J. Porter added 12. Scott Bamforth just missed double figures, scoring eight points.

Hughey got things going, hitting a game-opening three-pointer 12 seconds into the contest, and Weber State never looked back as the ‘Cats started the game with a 13-4 run.

WSU pushed the lead to 21 points on a Tresnak layup with 10:59 left in the opening half, and led 35-14 with 8:40 left in the period. Scott Bamforth then scored on back-to-back possessions to open up a 16-0 run that was capped by a trey from B.J. Porter that put the Wildcats ahead by 38 points. Weber State went into the break holding a 55-27 lead.

In the second half, the Mustangs pulled within 25 points on a three-pointer by Demetrius Evans, but they would get no closer as the Wildcats went on another run to push the lead out to the final 50-point margin.

The Wildcats shot 50 percent from the floor, hitting 33 of 66 attempts, while holding Southwest to 29 percent shooting.

Michael Darden led the Mustangs with 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting, while Evans added 10 points.

Series Notes

Tuesday’s game will be the 36th meeting between BYU and Weber State. BYU leads the series 25-10 with the Cougars winning 87-70 at home last season. BYU is 18-0 at home vs. Weber State while the Wildcats hold a 10-7 advantage in Ogden. The Cougars have won the last seven meetings between the teams.

Record Watch

Three-Point Field Goals

1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 265

2. Mark Bigelow (1998-99, 01-04) - 213

3. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 198

4. Mike Rose (2003-07) - 163

5. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 161

6. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 153

7. Andy Toolson (1984-85, 87-90) - 141

Three-Point Field Goal Attempts

1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 698

2. Mark Bigelow (1998-99, 01-04) - 559

3. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 514

4. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 415

5. Mike Rose (2003-07) - 381

T-6. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 355

T-6. Randy Reid (1992-96) - 355

8. Nick Sanderson (1991-93) - 350

Free Throws

6. Fred Roberts (1978-82) - 467

7. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - 431

8. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 427

9. Mark Bigelow (1998-99, 01-04) - 414

10. Kresimir Cosic (1970-73) - 381

Free Throw Percentage

1. Tyler Haws (2009-10) - .917

2. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - .878

3. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - .875

Assists

4. Marty Haws (1986-90) - 502

5. Randy Reid (1992-96) - 458

6. Scott Runia (1976-80) - 405

7. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 397

8. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 372

Steals

1. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 195

2. Marty Haws (1986-90) - 182

3. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 178

4. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 165

5. Scott Sinek (1981-85) - 140

6. Nathan Call (1986-88, 90-92) - 138

7. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 136

8. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 131

9. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 129

10. Matt Montague (1996-97, 99-02) - 124

Points

1. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 2467

2. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - 2319

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5. Fred Roberts (1978-82) - 1841

6. Jeff Chatman (1984-88) - 1824

7. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 1793

8. Mekeli Wesley (1997-01) - 1740

Wins Played in

1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 103

2. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 97

3. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 94

T-4. Chris Miles (2004-05, 07-10) - 90

T-4. Mark Durrant (1989-90, 92-95) - 90

T-4. Shane Knight (1991-95) - 90

T-4. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 90

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Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 84

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