BYU's game against Vermont will be played in Glens Falls, N.Y., the hometown of preseason All-American Jimmer Fredette. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
BYU vs. Vermont in Hometown Classic
No. 18/21 BYU will play its second of four-straight neutral site games when the Cougars face Vermont on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. ET at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y., the hometown of senior guard Jimmer Fredette. The Cougars are 8-0 to start the 2010-11 season and coming off a 78-57 win over Hawaii at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. Vermont is 6-1 this season and has won five-straight games. The Catamounts only loss this season was at Connecticut in the second game of the season. Fredette leads BYU with 22.3 ppg and 4.1 apg while Jackson Emery (12.2 ppg) and Noah Hartsock (10.1 ppg) also average double figures. Evan Fjeld leads Vermont in scoring at 20.9 ppg while shooting .613 from the field. Joey Accaoui and Matt Glass add 13.3 and 11.0 ppg, respectively. Wednesday’s game can be heard live on KSL Newsradio beginning with the pregame show at 6 p.m. ET 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 CBS College Sports.
No. 18/21 BYU will play Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 11, at EnergySolutions in Salt Lake City at 4 p.m. MT. The game will be televised live locally on KJZZ and nationally on BYUtv. A live stats link will be available on www.byucougars.com and listen live on the radio beginning with the pregame show at 3 p.m. MT on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM out of Salt Lake City or via the Internet at KSL.com. Also watch live online at www.BYUtv.org.
Cougar Quick Hits
— No. 18/21 BYU head coach Dave Rose is 135-40 in his six seasons at BYU and is the program’s all-time leader in winning percentage at .771. 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. 18 in the AP Poll and No. 21 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 22.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game this season.
— Brandon Davies has developed into a reliable low post presence over the last six games for the Cougars. During that stretch he is averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting .531 from the field and registering seven blocks. Davies has scored in double figures three times, posted nine points twice and had a career-high 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting at Creighton.
BYU GAME #9 FAST FACTS
No. 18/21 BYU (8-0) vs. Vermont (6-1)
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Glens Falls Civic Center
Glens Falls, N.Y.
7 p.m. ET
BYU, Dave Rose (135-40 in sixth season; same overall)
Vermont, Mike Lonergan (109-60 in sixth season; 360-148 in 18th season overall)
Wednesday’s game will be the first meeting between BYU and Vermont
CBS College Sports (Dave Strader, play-by-play; Steve Lappas, game analysis)
KSL Newsradio (102.7 FM/1160 AM) and the Cougar Sports Network (Greg Wrubell, play-by-play)
Live audio and live stats links are available on the basketball schedule page at www.byucougars.com/basketball_m/
Looking at Vermont
2010-11 Record: 6-1, 0-0
Conference: America East
2009-10 Record: 25-10, 12-4 (2nd place in America East)
2010 Postseason: NCAA Tournament, First Round
- Vermont is 6-1 and has won five-straight games since losing 89-73 at Connecticut on Nov. 17, 2010, the second game of the season. The streak started at Quinnipiac and includes home wins against Loyola (Md.), NJIT, Dartmouth and Yale.
- Evan Fjeld leads the team in scoring at 20.9 ppg and is shooting .613. He averages 6.3 free throw attempts per game and addeds a team-best 2.9 bpg.
- Joey Accaoui adds 13.3 ppg and shoots .414 from three and Matt Glass averages 11.0 points and 5.1 boards and shoots .571 from three. Brian Voelkel leads the team with 9.7 rpg and 5.3 apg.
- Vermont shoots .495 from the field and .422 from three and averages 73.4 ppg.
Coach: Mike Lonergan (sixth season at Vermont)
Vermont’s Last Outing — Balanced Attack Leads Men’s Hoops to Best Start Since 1956-57
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Four Catamounts reached double figures led by 18 points and 10 rebounds from senior Evan Fjeld as the Vermont men’s basketball team defeated Yale 82-78 on Saturday afternoon at Patrick Gym. The Catamounts improve to 6-1 overall for the first time since the 1956-57 season with the win.
A 3-pointer from senior Joey Accaoui with 6:42 left put Vermont on top 62-59, as the Catamounts would lead for the remainder of the contest. Yale (3-4) would make it a two-point game at 80-78 after three straight free throws from Austin Morgan, but Accaoui was fouled with 3.2 second left and hit both to ice the win.
After a scoreless first half, Accaoui netted 17 in the second, while sophomore Brendan Bald and junior Matt Glass each added 14 points apiece for the Catamounts. Vermont shot a blistering 65.2 percent from the floor after halftime to win their fifth straight overall.
“That was a good game for us, kind of like what I expected, a close, hard-fought win,” said Vermont head coach Mike Lonergan. “I am happy we won and hopefully those end of game situations will help us in the future, but it was nice to win at home in front of our best crowd this year.”
Vermont jumped out to an early 9-3 lead to open the game, but Yale went on a 15-2 run to go on top 18-11 with 11:44 left in the first half. The Bulldogs started out hot from three, making their first five attempts from long range. With the visitors leading 26-20, the Catamounts countered with eight in a row as freshman Brian Voelkel assisted on three of the four hoops to make it 28-26 UVM with 4:13 remaining.
A layup from Glass and a steal and layup from freshman Sandro Carissimo gave UVM a 32-30 lead with 20 ticks on the clock, before Yale’s Morgan hit a long jumper just beating the clock to make it 32-32 at the half. Glass led the Cats with 11 at the half, while Voelkel grabbed eight boards and handed out six assists in the frame.
The Cats opened the second half on a 9-3 run to take a 41-35 lead early on. Yale answered with six in a row to tie it at 41-41 with 14:48 left, as neither team would lead by more than six the remainder of the way.
Trailing 51-50, Carissimo stole the ball and sent it ahead to Accaoui for a layup and after a Yale miss, Accaoui hit a floater in the lane on the next possession to give UVM a 54-51 lead with 9:29 left.
Voelkel finished the game with 10 rebounds, eight assists, four points and two blocks for Vermont, while freshman Luke Apfeld added six points off the bench. The Cats shot 55.6 percent overall for the game, owned a 48-20 scoring edge in the paint and held a 36-28 rebounding edge.
Yale was led by Morgan’s game-high 25 points, while Greg Mangano (14) and Porter Braswell (12) each reached double figures. The Bulldogs were hot from three, finishing the game 10-for-16 from long distance.
Wednesday’s game will be the first meeting between BYU and Vermont.
Three-Point Field Goals
1. Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10) - 265
2. Mark Bigelow (1998-99, 01-04) - 213
3. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 191
4. Mike Rose (2003-07) - 163
5. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 159
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) - 494
4. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 403
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
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) - 406
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) - .873
4. Marty Haws (1986-90) - 502
5. Randy Reid (1992-96) - 458
6. Scott Runia (1976-80) - 405
7. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 388
8. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 372
1. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 195
2. Marty Haws (1986-90) - 182
3. Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 168
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) - 134
8. Russell Larson (1991-95) - 131
9. Lee Cummard (2005-09) - 129
10. Matt Montague (1996-97, 99-02) - 124
1. Danny Ainge (1977-81) - 2467
2. Michael Smith (1983-84, 86-89) - 2319
7. Mekeli Wesley (1997-01) - 1740
8. Mark Bigelow (1998-99, 01-04) - 1715
9. Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 1709
10. Ken Roberts (1990-91, 93-96) - 1652
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
Jimmer Fredette (2007-present) - 88
Jackson Emery (2005-06, 08-present) - 82