Game Notes and Quotes: BYU vs. Nebraska

Jackson Emery hit four three-pointers for the sixth game this season in BYU's 88-66 win over Nebraska. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BYU vs. Nebraska

Dec. 23, 2009

Orleans Arena (Las Vegas, NV)

Player Notes

Brandon Davies scored a career-high 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting.

Jackson Emery finished with 23 points, shooting 6-of-9 from the field, 4-of-6 from three and 7-of-7 from the free throw line. He also had 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

— Emery hit 4 treys, the 6th game this season he has hit four or more.

— Fredette followed up his career-high night with a game-high 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting. He added 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal.

Team Notes

— BYU is now 12-1 on the year. The last time the Cougars had a better record through their first 13 games was the 1987-88 season when BYU began its season 17-0.

— BYU scored 88 points and shot .612 against a Nebraska team that had allowed 55.0 ppg and .385 shooting in its previous 11 games.

— BYU has shot .500 or better in six-consecutive halves of play after shooting .667 in the first half and .560 in the second half against the Huskers. The Cougars .667 shooting in the first half was their second-best of the season behind their .688 against Eastern Washington.

Record Watch

— With 24 points against Nebraska, Fredette now has 1,034 points for his career, good for 39th on BYU’s all-time list, passing Dave Eastis (1958-61) and Bernie Fryer (1970-72). Fredette is now 18 points away from passing Scott Runia (1976-80) for 37th place.

— With 7 points versus Nevada, Jonathan Tavernari has 1,280 career points and is ranked 20th all-time in scoring at BYU. He is 5 points from passing Alan Taylor (1976-80) for 19th.

Game Trends

— Fredette scored 24 points, his eighth 20-point game this season and 16th of his career. BYU is 14-2 when Fredette scores 20 or more and has won the last 13 games in which he has reached that milestone.

— Fredette shot 8-of-9 from the free throw line, making eight and extending his streak to 20 before missing. Fredette also has streaks of 39 (a school record) and 13 this season.

— Emery was 9-of-13 from beyond the arc in the Cougars two games in Vegas.

Jackson Emery has made his last 12 free throw attempts.

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

“I can’t remember the last time we were double-teamed in the post. We got the ball out of the post and we were shooting too quickly. I said this a couple games ago – if teams want to double team us off the picks on our guards, that gives us a big advantage.”

“I am really happy with how we played offensively here. The game against Eastern Washington and coming into these two games it seems like the guys are playing with confidence and sharing the ball.”

“Our coaches did a great job with a quick turnaround. We needed to trust each other and not worry about what they were doing. At the beginning of the game we were really flying up and down the court.”

“I think we’re happy with how guys are coming along but I think there’s so much room to improve. We can get so much better defensively and as a rebounding team.”

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