Game 22 - No. 9 BYU at New Mexico on Saturday

Jackson Emery and the Cougars play at New Mexico on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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BYU to Face New Mexico in The Pit on Saturday

No. 9/9 BYU basketball will travel to Albuquerque to take on New Mexico in the Pit on Saturday at 2 p.m. MT. The Cougars have won 10-straight and are 20-1 overall and 6-0 in the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos are 14-7 overall and 2-4 in MWC action. BYU is coming off a 71-58 win over No. 4/4 San Diego State behind Jimmer Fredette’s 43 points. The senior guard scored 20 points in the first half and had 23 in the second half. Brandon Davies added 14 points, James Anderson tied a career high with five blocks and Jackson Emery had four steals. New Mexico is coming off a 71-46 win over TCU. The Lobos had lost three straight prior to the win over TCU. Dairese Gary leads New Mexico in scoring (13.3 points per game) and assists (5.3 assists per game). Saturday’s game can be heard live on KSL Newsradio beginning with the pregame show at 1 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 VERSUS.

Up Next

No. 9/9 BYU will travel to Laramie to play Wyoming on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. MT in the Arena-Auditorium. 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 5 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 147-41 in his six seasons at BYU and is the program’s all-time leader in winning percentage at .782. He is third in wins and five from tying Roger Reid for second all-time.

— Over the last four games, Jimmer Fredette is averaging 38.2 points, 4.3 threes and 3.0 assists while shooting .511 from the field, .548 from three and .933 from the free throw line.

Jimmer Fredette was 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 27.4 points per game and adds 4.2 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 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and a team-best 2.7 steals per game. He has posted four-plus steals seven times this season and is the program’s all-time leader in career steals. Brandon Davies is third on the team in scoring at 11.4 points per game on .544 shooting. He has scored in double figures 15 times this season, including 12 of the last 13 games.

— At 20-1, BYU has tied the best 21-game record in program history with last season’s squad and the 1987-88 team.

BYU GAME #22 FAST FACTS

No. 9/9 BYU (20-1, 6-0) at New Mexico (14-7, 2-4)

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2011

The Pit

Albuquerque, N.M.

2 p.m. MT

Coaches

BYU, Dave Rose (147-41 in sixth season at BYU; same overall)

New Mexico, Steve Alford (90-33 in fourth season at New Mexico; 398-216 in 20th season overall)

Series

BYU leads 74-53, with New Mexico winning both meetings last season

Radio

KSL Newsradio (102.7 FM/1160 AM) and the Cougar Sports Network (Greg Wrubell, play-by-play; Mark Durrant, game analysis)

TV

VERSUS (Ted Robinson, play-by-play; Blaine Fowler, game analysis)

Web

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

Looking at New Mexico

2010-11 Record: 14-7, 2-4

Conference: Mountain West

2009-10 Record: 30-5, 14-2 (1st)

2010 Postseason: NCAA Second Round

Highlights:

- New Mexico is 14-7 overall and 2-4 in Mountain West Conference play. The Lobos opened the season by winning 10 of 11, including wins against Arizona State and Colorado. In MWC play the Lobos have lost at Wyoming, Utah and UNLV and at home against San Diego State and have won against Colorado State and TCU at home.

- Dairese Gary leads the Lobos with 13.3 points and 5.3 assists per game. He shoots .497 from the field, .361 from three and .784 from the free throw line. Phillip McDonald adds 11.8 points per game, Drew Gordon contributes 11.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game and Kendall Williams averages 11.3 points per game and shoots .474 from three.

- New Mexico averages 74.7 points and shoots .474 from the field and .358 from three. Lobo opponents average 65.0 points and shoot .407 from the field against New Mexico.

Coach: Steve Alford (4th season at New Mexico)

New Mexico’s Last Outing — New Mexico routs TCU 71-46

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)—Phillip McDonald hit a season-high six 3-pointers in scoring 20 points Wednesday night to help New Mexico to a 71-46 victory over TCU.

Five of McDonald’s long-range shots came during a 7:37 stretch sandwiched around halftime. His baseline jumper started the barrage with 4:48 remaining in the first half, breaking a 19-19 tie.

McDonald quickly followed with two more 3-pointers in the 15-6 run that left New Mexico (14-7, 2-4 Mountain West) leading 34-25 at the break.

Hank Thorns led the Horned Frogs (10-12, 1-6) with 11 points. TCU played without leading scorer Ronnie Moss, who did not make the trip for an undisclosed reason.

The Lobos’ Drew Gordon contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double in the past five games.

Series Notes

BYU leads the all-time series against New Mexico 74-53. The Cougars are 7-3 against the Lobos under Dave Rose.

Record Watch

BYU Career Records

Field Goals Made

5. Fred Roberts (1987-82) - 687

6. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 682

7. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 660

Three-Point Field Goals

1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 265

2. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 241

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

4. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 194

5. Mike Rose (2003-07) - 163

Three-Point Field Goal Attempts

1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 698

2. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 603

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

4. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 489

5. Mike Rose (2003-07) - 381

Free Throws

3. Kenneth Roberts (1991-96) - 511

4. Mekeli Wesley (1998-01) - 509

5. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 502

6. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 493

Free Throw Percentage

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

2. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - .881

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

Assists

5. Randy Reid (1992-96) - 458

6. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 443

7. Scott Runia (1976-80) - 405

Steals

1. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 204

2. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 195

3. Marty Haws (1986-90) - 182

4. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 165

5. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 145

Points

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) - 2107

5. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 1885

Wins Played in

1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 103

2. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 100

3. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 97

T-4. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 94

T-4. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 94

30-Point Games

T-1. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - 17

T-1. Devin Durrant (1978-80, 82-84) - 17

3. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 15

4. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 12

MWC Career Records

Points Scored

1. Brandon Heath, SDSU (2003-07) - 2189

2. Brandon Ewing, Wyo (2005-06) - 2168

3. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2007-present) - 2107

Field Goals Made

2. Luke Nevill, Utah (2005-09) - 689

3. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2007-present) - 682

Field Goal Attempts

2. Wink Adams, UNLV (2005-09) - 1562

3. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2007-present) - 1472

Three-Point Field Goals

5. Johnnie Bryant, Utah (2005-08) - 245

6. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2007-present) - 241

Three-Point Field Goal Attempts

5. Chad Toppert, UNM (2005-09) - 606

7. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2007-present) - 603

Free Throws Made

2. Luke Nevill (2005-09) - 520

3. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2007-present) - 502

Assists

2. Brandon Ewing (2005-09) - 471

3. Jay Straight, Wyo (2001-05) - 453

4. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2007-present) - 443

Steals

2. Brandon Heath, SDSU (2003-07) - 217

3. Wink Adams, UNLV (2005-09) - 213

4. Jackson Emery, BYU (2005, 08-present) - 204

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