Charles Abouo and the Cougars host TCU on Tuesday at 8 p.m. MT. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
Cougars at Home to Face TCU
No. 9/9 BYU basketball will look to keeps its MWC record perfect when the Cougars host TCU on Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the Marriott Center at 8 p.m. MT. BYU is 17-1 overall and 3-0 in the MWC and has won seven-straight games, including last Tuesday’s 104-79 win at Utah. Jimmer Fredette scored 32 points in the first half and finished with 47, a record for a BYU player in the rivalry and tied for the second-highest single-game total in program history. TCU is 10-9 overall and 1-3 in the MWC and has lost five of six, including a 79-69 setback at Colorado State on Jan. 15. The Frogs’ conference victory was a 78-60 win over Wyoming at home. TCU is 1-5 on the road this season. Ronnie Moss leads the team in scoring at 15.3 points per game while Garlon Green adds 11.8 points per game and Hank Thorns averages 9.2 points and 5.8 assists per game, first in the MWC. Tuesday’s game can be heard live on KSL Newsradio beginning with the pregame show at 7 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 The Mtn.
No. 9/9 BYU will play at Colorado State on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. MT. 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. MT on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM out of Salt Lake City. The game will be televised live on The Mtn.
Cougar Quick Hits
— No. 9/9 BYU head coach Dave Rose is 144-41 in his six seasons at BYU and is the program’s all-time leader in winning percentage at .778 and third in wins.
— The Cougars were ranked in the AP Preseason Poll for the first time since the 1980-81 season and are currently ranked No. 9 in the AP Poll and in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, BYU’s highest rankings since 1987-88.
— Jimmer Fredette was been named to eight preseason All-America teams and is a Wooden Award and Cousy award midseason candidate and a preseason candidate for the Naismith Trophy. Fredette leads the nation in scoring at 26.1 points per game and adds 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
— Senior guard Jackson Emery is second on the team in scoring at 12.6 points per game and adds 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and a team-best 2.7 steals per game. He has posted four-plus steals seven times this season and is the programs all-time leader in career steals. Brandon Davies is third on the team in scoring at 11.2 points per game on .545 shooting. He has scored in double figures 12 times this season, including nine of the last 10 games
— At 17-1, BYU has tied the best 18-game record in program history with last season’s squad and the 1987-88 team.
BYU GAME #19 FAST FACTS
No. 9/9 BYU (17-1, 3-0) vs. TCU (10-9, 1-3)
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011
8 p.m. MT
BYU, Dave Rose (144-41 in sixth season at BYU; same overall)
TCU, Jim Christian (37-45 in third season at TCU; 175-103 in ninth season overall)
BYU leads 16-3, including a 3-0 record against TCU last season
KSL Newsradio (102.7 FM/1160 AM) and the Cougar Sports Network
(Greg Wrubell, play-by-play; Mark Durrant, game analysis)
The Mtn. (James Bates, play-by-play; Blaine Fowler, game analysis)
Live audio and live stats links are available on the men’s basketball schedule page at www.byucougars.com/basketball_m/
Looking at TCU
2010-11 Record: 10-9, 1-3
Conference: Mountain West
2009-10 Record: 13-19, 5-11 (7th)
2010 Postseason: None
- TCU is 10-9 overall and 1-3 in MWC play. In conference play, the Frogs opened with a home loss to San Diego State and followed with a loss at UNLV, a home win against Wyoming and a road loss at Colorado State.
- Ronnie Moss leads the team in scoring at 15.3 points per game and has made team highs of 33 threes and 55 free throws. He also adds 3.7 assists per game. Garlon Green adds 11.8 points per game while shooting .532 from the field and .509 from three. Sammy Yeager adds 9.3 points per game and Hank Thorns averages 9.2 points and a team-best 5.8 assists per game. J.R. Cadot leads the team in rebounding with 6.3 boards per game.
- TCU averages 71.5 points per game and shoots .455 from the field and .361 from three. Opponents average 69.4 points per game and shoot .453 from the field.
Coach: Jim Christian (Third season at TCU)
TCU’s Last Outing — TCU Falls at Colorado State, 79-69
FORT COLLINS, Colo.—TCU’s road woes continued Saturday, as the squad dropped a 79-69 decision to Colorado State at the Rams’ Moby Arena. CSU shot over 60 percent from the field, including better than 70 percent in the first half.
The setback dropped the Horned Frogs to 10-9 overall and 1-3 in Mountain West Conference play. Colorado State improved to 12-5 overall and 2-1 in the MWC.
Freshman forward Amric Fields led TCU with a game-high 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting. He also totaled five rebounds and pair of steals. Joining Fields in double figures were junior guards Ronnie Moss and Hank Thorns, who scored 17 and 13 points respectively. Moss matched junior forward J.R. Cadot for the team lead with six rebounds, while Thorns dished out a game-high nine assists, his fifth game with as many helpers this season. Senior guard Greg Hill added nine points for the Frogs.
Four players scored in double figures to lead a hot-shooting CSU squad, including forward Andy Ogide, who recorded a double-double featuring 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting and a game-high 11 rebounds. Fellow forward Travis Franklin scored 14 points, while guards Dorian Green and Jesse Carr totaled 10 points each. Each of Carr’s points came in the second half to help turn back the Frogs.
CSU used an extremely efficient offensive performance to keep the Frogs at bay throughout the evening. In addition to shooting 60.4 percent (32-of-53) for the game, the squad was credited with 22 assists and more than half (40) of its points in the paint.
TCU had a tough time keeping up with CSU in the first half, as the Rams controlled the action throughout the opening period by shooting 72.4 percent (21-of-29) from the field. CSU attacked the paint early and often against the Frogs, scoring 26 of their 46 first-half points in the paint. TCU shot well itself (53.8 percent), but was unable to go shot-for-shot with the red-hot Rams.
CSU used seven consecutive points by Ogide to grab an early nine-point advantage, 17-8, just five and one-half minutes into the contest. A trey by Moss minutes later brought TCU back to within three points, but the Rams answered by rattling off a 14-3 run to jump on top by 14 points, 33-19. Franklin scored eight points during the spurt.
After trailing by 11 at intermission, 46-35, TCU was able to climb within five points just under six minutes into the half, but the Frogs would get no closer. The squad went without a basket for nearly five minutes during the middle of the period, and two consecutive layups by Carr, the last of which came with 6:02 remaining, put the Rams up by 14, 66-52.
BYU leads the all-time series against TCU 16-3, including a regular season sweep and a win in the MWC Tournament last season. Dave Rose is 12-0 all-time against the Frogs.
1. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 987
2. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - 886
3. Devin Durrant (1978-80, 82-84) - 832
4. Jeff Chatman (1984-88) - 751
5. Fred Roberts (1987-82) - 687
6. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 660
7. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 651
Three-Point Field Goals
1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 265
2. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 230
3. Mark Bigelow (1998-99, 01-04) - 213
4. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 185
5. Mike Rose (2003-07) - 163
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. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 581
3. Mark Bigelow (1998-99, 01-04) - 559
4. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 467
5. Mike Rose (2003-07) - 381
5. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 493
6. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 469
7. Fred Roberts (1978-82) - 467
Free Throw Percentage
1. Tyler Haws (2009-10) - .917
2. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - .878
3. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - .878
3. Nathan Call (1986-88, 90-92) - 528
4. Marty Haws (1986-90) - 502
5. Randy Reid (1992-96) - 458
6. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 434
7. Scott Runia (1976-80) - 405
1. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 197
2. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 195
3. Marty Haws (1986-90) - 182
4. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 165
5. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 142
6. Scott Sinek (1981-85) - 140
7. Nathan Call (1986-88, 90-92) - 138
8. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 131
9. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 129
1. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 2467
2. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - 2319
3. Devin Durrant (1978-80, 82-84) - 2285
4. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 2001
5. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 1885
Wins Played in
1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 103
T2. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 97
T2. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 97
4. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 94
5. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 91
T-1. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - 17
T-1. Devin Durrant (1978-80, 82-84) - 17
3. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 13
4. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 12