Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars play at TCU on Saturday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
Cougars at TCU on Saturday
No. 7/8 BYU basketball will play at TCU on Saturday, Feb. 19, in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum at 3:30 p.m. CT. The Cougars are 24-2 overall and 10-1 in MWC action and are coming off a 72-59 win against rival Utah at home. Jimmer Fredette scored 23 points, Charles Abouo had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jackson Emery added 17 points, five assists and six steals in the win. Fredette leads the nation in scoring at 27.3 points per game and is shooting .421 from three. Jackson Emery adds 12.7 points per game and Brandon Davies is third on the team in scoring at 11.3 points per game. TCU is 10-17 overall and 1-11 in MWC play and is coming off a 69-55 loss to Colorado State. The Horned Frogs have lost nine straight, starting with a loss at Colorado State on Jan. 15. Garlon Green leads the team in scoring at 11.6 points per game and adds 4.9 rebounds while shooting .496 from the field and .471 from three. Hank Thorns is second on the team in scoring at 10.3 points per game and averages 6.5 assists per game. Saturday’s game can be heard live on KSL Newsradio beginning with the pregame show at 2:30 p.m. CT 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. 7/8 BYU hosts Colorado State on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 6 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 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. 7/8 BYU head coach Dave Rose is 151-42 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 one from tying Roger Reid for second all-time.
— In MWC action, Jimmer Fredette is averaging 31.7 points, 3.9 threes and 4.3 assists while shooting .463 from the field, .478 from three and .906 from the free throw line.
— Jimmer Fredette was named to eight preseason All-America teams and is a Cousy Award finalist and a Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy midseason candidate. Fredette leads the nation in scoring at 27.3 points per game and adds 4.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
— Senior guard Jackson Emery is second on the team in scoring at 12.7 points per game and adds 3.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and a team-best 2.8 steals per game. He has posted four-plus steals 10 times this season and is the program’s all-time leader in career steals. Brandon Davies is third on the team in scoring at 11.3 points per game on .537 shooting. He has scored in double figures 18 times this season.
— At 24-2, BYU has the best 26-game record in program history.
BYU GAME #27 FAST FACTS
No. 7/8 BYU (24-2, 10-1) at TCU (10-17, 1-11)
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas
3:30 p.m. CT
BYU, Dave Rose (151-42 in sixth season at BYU; same overall)
TCU, Jim Christian (37-53 in third season at TCU; 175-111 in ninth season overall)
BYU leads 17-3, including a 13-0 BYU record vs. the Horned Frogs under Dave Rose
KSL Newsradio (102.7 FM/1160 AM) and the Cougar Sports Network (Greg Wrubell, play-by-play; Mark Durrant, game analysis)
The Mtn. (Dan Gutowsky, play-by-play; Bob Donewald, 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: 10-17, 1-11
Conference: Mountain West
2009-10 Record: 13-19, 5-11 (7th)
2010 Postseason: None
- TCU is 10-17 overall and 1-11 in MWC play. The Frogs are 8-6 at home (1-5 at home in league play) and 1-9 on the road. The Frogs have lost nine straight.
- Garlon Green leads the team in scoring at 11.6 points per game and adds 4.9 rebounds while shooting .496 from the field and .471 from three. Hank Thorns is second on the team in scoring at 10.3 points per game and averages 6.5 assists per game. J.R. Cadot leads the team in rebounding with 5.7 boards per game and adds 7.5 points per game.
- TCU averages 68.6 points per game and shoots .440 from the field and .345 from three. Opponents average 70.9 points per game and shoot .465 from the field.
Coach: Jim Christian (Third season at TCU)
TCU’s Last Outing — Frogs Drop Home Battle with Rams
FORT WORTH—Colorado State forward Andy Ogide scored a game-high 20 points and added eight rebounds Saturday to lead the Rams to a 69-55 victory over TCU at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The loss dropped TCU’s overall season record to 10-17, including 1-11 in the Mountain West Conference. CSU improved to 18-7 overall and 8-3 in the MWC.
Two Frogs scored in double figures Wednesday, led by sophomore forward Nikola Cerina and junior forward J.R. Cadot with 12 points each. Cerina also totaled a career-high five steals. Junior guard Hank Thorns added 11 points, eight assists and four steals, while sophomore forward Garlon Green had 10 points with a trio of 3-pointers.
In addition to Ogide’s 20 points, CSU received a double-double from forward Greg Smith featuring 19 points and 10 boards. Ogide and Smith combined to go 20-of-23 at the charity stripe, as CSU went 27-of-39 at the line overall for the evening. Forward Travis Franklin chipped in 10 points, while fellow forward Pierce Hornung pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds to help lead the Rams to a 46-28 advantage on the glass.
Much like in the team’s first matchup this season in Fort Collins, Colorado State attacked the basket all evening, scoring 51 of its 69 points either in the paint or at the free-throw line. TCU was able to force the Rams into 19 turnovers, and the Frogs collected a season-high 13 steals on the evening.
TCU scored the opening basket of the second half to climb within one point of the Rams, 26-25, but CSU responded with 15 of the game’s next 19 points in what turned out to be the game’s most crucial stretch.
Smith totaled six of the points, including his only 3-pointer of the contest, and he added one last free throw to push the Rams to their largest lead of 14 points at 42-28 with 14:29 remaining. The Frogs twice cut their deficit to eight points or fewer down the stretch but were unable to climb any closer.
CSU held the Frogs to only 34.5 percent shooting in the second half and only 35.1 percent overall for the evening. The Rams did most of their second-half damage at the stripe, going 24-of-33 on free throws.
The Frogs leaned on their defense in the opening stanza to keep themselves in the game despite being outrebounded by a 24-11 margin. The squad forced 12 Ram turnovers in the half and limited CSU to a 1-for-9 showing from beyond the arc. TCU still trailed for much of the period and was down by six with just over three minutes remaining, 26-20, but the squad held the Rams scoreless until the teams reached the locker room.
BYU leads the all-time series against TCU 17-3. The Cougars are 13-0 against the Horned Frogs under Dave Rose, including an 83-67 win in Provo on Jan. 18, 2011.
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