Game Notes and Quotes: BYU vs. Fresno State

Jimmer Fredette ended his school-record consecutive free throw streak at 39 against Fresno State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BYU vs. Fresno State

Dec. 12, 2009

Save Mart Center (Fresno, CA)

Player Notes

— After making his first four free throws on the night, Jimmer Fredette missed his fifth, ending his consecutive free throw streak at 39, a new BYU record. Fredette is now 52 for his last 54.

Noah Hartsock was one point away from his first career double-double with 9 points and 11 rebounds.

— Hartsock’s 11 rebounds are a new career-high. His previous high was 7 boards, accomplished twice.

— Fredette posted 7 assists, his sixth of nine games and third-straight with 5 or more. He leads the team with 5.8 apg, second-best in the MWC.

— Fredette 18 points in the second half, shooting 6-of-10 from the field. He finished with 24 points on 8-of-16, including 4-of-8 from three.

— Dating back to last season, with 24 points against Fresno State, Jimmer Fredette has now scored in double figures in 23 consecutive games. It’s the longest streak in double-digits since Russell Larsen put together 44 consecutive games scoring at least 10 points during the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons.

Tyler Haws tied the career-high he set last game against ASU with 17 points. His 7 makes and 11 attempts are both new career highs.

Jackson Emery finished with 4 steals, his third game this season with at least 4 or more.

Chris Miles had a season-high 3 assists, one short of his career high and 8 rebounds, tying his career best.

Michael Loyd, Jr., also had a season-high 3 assists, tying his career high for the seventh time.

Team Notes

— Having lost its last three games against the Bulldogs, BYU won its first against Fresno State since a 97-84 win on 1/10/96.

— BYU’s 10 team three-pointers are the second-most in this season’s nine games, three fewer than the Cougars’ 13 against Southern.

— The Cougars scored 19 fast-break points, second-most behind their 21 versus San Francisco.

Game Trends

— BYU has held a lead at halftime in all nine games this season.

— Back-to-back treys by Haws and Jonathan Tavernari gave the Cougars a 6-0 to go from 29-27 to 35-27 in the first half.

— BYU has now won 10 straight games when Fredette scores 20 points or more.

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

"It was a really competitive game. It wasn't the cleanest game but I think that's because both teams were really trying to compete."

On zone defenses: "It was a little different for us with the zone they were in; it made us shoot early. We were just a little sunsettled in the first half. We went to the zone late and I thought it gave us a couple steals and got us out in transition and some easy baskets."

On Chris Miles: "Man he played hard, he played really hard. He is getting more to where he feels more comfortable. We needed him in the game tonight against their big post players."

On Noah Hartsock: "Noah was really active in there and got his hands on a lot of balls. We're playing him a lot more minutes. It's really, really important that you keep that intes. That's a young player and he's getting better and that's good for our team."

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