Game 5 - Cougar to Face South Florida

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Cougars in South Padre to Face South Florida

After starting the 2010-11 season with a 4-0 record at home, No. 23 BYU will head to South Padre Island, Texas, to face South Florida in the South Padre Invitational on Friday at 5 p.m. CT. The Cougars are 2-0 in the Invitational with a 109-60 victory over Chicago State and an 84-34 win over Mississippi Valley State. Jimmer Fredette leads BYU with 23.3 points and 5.3 assists per game while Noah Hartsock adds 13.3 points and Jackson Emery contributes 10.5 points and 2.8 steals. Augustus Gilchrist leads South Florida with 11.0 points and 5.8 boards. The Bulls are coached by Stan Heath. Friday’s game can be heard live on KSL Newsradio beginning with the pregame show at 4 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 Fox College Sports.

Up Next

No. 23 BYU will play either Saint Mary’s or Texas Tech on Saturday, Nov. 27, in the final round of the South Padre Invitational. The loser between BYU and South Florida will play the loser of Saint Mary’s and Texas Tech at 4:30 p.m. CT while the winners will play at 7 p.m. CT. The 7 p.m. game will be televised live on Fox College Sports. Follow the game live via GameTracker on www.byucougars.com and listen live on the radio beginning with the pregame show one hour before tipoff on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM out of Salt Lake City or via the Internet at KSL.com.

Cougar Quick Hits

— No. 23 BYU head coach Dave Rose is 131-40 in his six seasons at BYU and is the program’s all-time leader in winning percentage at .766. From 2006 through last season, he led BYU to four-straight 25-win seasons, four-straight seasons ranked in the top 25 and four-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.

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

— BYU welcomes back its starting backcourt of seniors Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery. This marks the third-straight season the duo has started for Dave Rose.

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 avareging 23.3 points and 5.3 assists per game this season.

Jackson Emery and Kyle Collinsworth have contributed 20 steals through four games for a 5.0 combined average. Emery has 11 steals while Collinsworth has nine steals. Collinsworth has contributed at least two steals in each game while Emery has chipped in nine in the last two games.

BYU GAME #5 FAST FACTS

No. 23 BYU (4-0) vs. South Florida (3-2)

Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

South Padre Island Convention Center

South Padre Island, Texas

5 p.m. CT

Coaches

BYU, Dave Rose (131-40 in sixth season; same overall)

South Florida, Stan Heath (44-56 in fourth season; 156-133 in 10th season overall)

Series

First meeting

TV

Fox College Sports (Kevin Eschenfelder, play-by-play; Reid Gettys, game analysis)

Radio

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

Web

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

Looking at South Florida

2010-11 Record: 3-2, 0-0

Conference: Big East

2009-10 Record: 20-13, 9-9 (9th place in SWAC)

2010 Postseason: None

Highlights:

- South Florida averages 64.4 points and shoots .462 from the field while limiting opponents to 60.4 points and .395 shooting. The Bulls out-rebound opponents by 5.2 per game.

- Augustus Gilchrist leads the team in scoring (11.0 ppg) and is second in rebounding (5.8 rpg) while Jawanza Poland adds 10.8 ppg and Ron Anderson, Jr., adds 6.6 rpg.

- South Florida owns wins against St. Francis, Georgia Southern and Liberty. The Bulls have won two straight.

- Mike Burwell scored 15 points in South Florida’s most recent win, a 60-43 home victory over Liberty.

Coach: Stan Heath (fourth season at South Florida)

South Florida’s Last Outing — Burwell, Anderson Jr. Lead Bulls Over Liberty, 60-43

TAMPA - The University of South Florida men’s basketball team, led by an unlikely starting duo, knocked off Liberty 60-43 on Tuesday night at the Sun Dome.

An injured left ankle kept starting point guard Anthony Crater on the bench, giving sophomore guard Mike Burwell his first career start for the Bulls. Alongside Burwell was junior forward Ron Anderson Jr. who also made his first USF career start in the victory.

Burwell picked up a game-high 15 points, along with Liberty guard Evan Gordan, brother of NBA star Eric Gordan of the L.A. Clippers, who also added 15 for the Flames.

Anderson was on the glass the entire night, picking up 15 rebounds in the opening period, and finishing with a career high 17 overall, the highest total of the year for USF. Anderson also added six points and three assists in his first start of the year.

The Bulls shot 43.8 percent from the field on the night, and 40 percent from beyond the arc, and held the Flames to just 29.2 percent from the field and 25 percent from long range.

Jawanza Poland put up eight points in 22 minutes, and Shaun Noriega and Hugh Robertson each added seven points apiece in the win.

Burwell electrified the crowd with a game opening three-pointer, his first shot attempt all season. He led the team with a career-high 15 points, going 5-for-7 beyond the arch.

After being tied at five early on, USF went on a pair 10-0 runs to close out the half, 35-20.

Anderson Jr. made his presence known with a career-high 15 rebounds going into the second period, out-rebounding the entire Liberty team in the first stanza.

Momentum was with the Bulls throughout the entire game, extending their second half lead to as many as 24 points. With the dominating lead, the Bulls’ bench made their presence known, giving the entire team time on the floor, besides for the injured Crater.

Senior walk-on Alberto Damour got his first playing time of the year, entering to close out the game for USF.

USF’s defense held the Flames under 30 percent shooting, and out rebounded them 37 to 28..

With the win, the Bulls improved to 3-2 on the year, and will hit the road, traveling to South Padre Island, Texas, to continue the South Padre Invitational, tipping off against BYU on Friday.

Series Notes

Friday’s game will be the first meeting between BYU and South Florida.

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) 185

4. Mike Rose (2003-07) 163

5. Lee Cummard (2005-09) 153

6. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) 146

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) 471

4. Mike Rose (2003-07) 381

5. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) 374

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

9. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) 389

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) .872

Assists

4. Marty Haws (1986-90) 502

5. Randy Reid (1992-96) 458

6. Scott Runia (1976-80) 405

7. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) 376

8. Lee Cummard (2005-09) 372

Steals

1. Danny Ainge (1977-81) 195

2. Marty Haws (1986-90) 182

3. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) 165

4. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) 159

5. Scott Sinek (1981-85) 140

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

7. Russell Larson (1991-95) 131

8. Lee Cummard (2005-09) 129

T-9. Matt Montague (1996-97, 99-02) 124

T-9. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present)124

Points

1. Danny Ainge (1977-81)2467

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

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8. Mark Bigelow (1998-99, 01-04)1715

9. Ken Roberts (1990-91, 93-96)1652

10. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present)1624

11. Lee Cummard (2005-09)1569

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

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Jimmer Fredette (2007-present)84

Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present)78

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