Game Notes and Quotes: BYU vs. TCU

Lamont Morgan, Jr., hit two three-pointers against TCU, upping his season average from downtown to .750.

BYU vs. TCU

February 2, 2010

Marriott Center (Provo, Utah)

Player Notes

Jimmer Fredette led all scorers with 26 points, shooting 8-for-17, 4-for-6 from three and 6-for-6 from the line.

— Over the last four games, Fredette is averaging 30.5 ppg and is shooting .475 from the field, .680 from three and .935 from the free throw line.

Chris Miles had a career-high 11 rebounds. His previous high was 8 boards.

Noah Hartsock’s 14 points is his second-highest total on the year. The sophomore tied his career high for field goals made with six.

Lamont Morgan, Jr., tied his season high with 6 points and tied career highs in 3-pointers made (2) and attempted (3). He is shooting .750 (9-12) from three this season.

Jackson Emery scored 12 points with 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and tied a career high with 2 blocks.

Team Notes

— Dave Rose is 10-0 all-time against TCU. BYU has won 11 straight over TCU overall, having not lost to the Horned Frogs in almost 13 years.

— BYU has won 19 straight at home, currently tied for the sixth-longest home winning streak in the nation. The Cougars have gone 13-0 at home this season and have won their last 12 at home against MWC teams.

— Winning by 20, the Cougars have won 9 games this season by 20 or more points.

— This year’s Cougars are tied with the 1987-88 team for the best record through 24 games of any Cougar team, posting a 22-2 mark.

— BYU owns a 145-59 (.712) record as a ranked team. The Cougars are 17-7 (.708) under Coach Rose when ranked, including 8-1 (.889) this season.

Record Watch

Jackson Emery finished with 2 steals tonight and is 3 away from breaking the BYU single-season record of 66 set by Marty Haws in 1990.

— With 6 points versus TCU, Jonathan Tavernari has 1,386 career points, putting him 3 points away from passing Andy Toolson for 13th all-time.

— With 26 points versus TCU, Jimmer Fredette has 1,252 career points and is 33 points from passing Alan Taylor for 20th all-time.

Game Trends

— BYU scored the game’s first 10 points, including two treys, two assists and a steal by Emery. TCU did not score until the 15:42 mark.

— BYU scored 7 of its first 10 points off of 4 TCU turnovers.

— The Cougars had 12 assists on their first 12 baskets.

— BYU went on a 10-2 run over 3:32 in the second half, pushing a nine-point lead to a 45-28 lead.

— Fredette scored his final 20 points over the last 15 minutes of the game.

BYU head coach Dave Rose

“It was a good win for our team. We had a quick turnaround from Saturday and I was happy with the way we played defense and challenged shots.”

"We were ready to play. We played good defense in the beginning of the game and had good offensive drives to close it out.”

“It was a different atmosphere, a different environment [than Utah] but the same challenge.”

“TCU did a terrific job of controlling the tempo. They did a great job of getting back in transition. It was tough to get good looks in transition but we got a lead and kept it.”

“The way they guarded Jimmer left Noah with chances to catch the ball and get clean looks. He was confident and took shots.”

“You have to win games that are like this. This game had a different feel. We missed open shots that we normally make. You have to win those types of games and we did.”

“That’s the way we play. We like to get the ball in the post and play off our post guys.”

“Jackson was terrific on Moss. As a team, we guarded him well. Our concerted effort to get the ball out of his hands went really well in the first half.”

“Charles played on attack. He rebounded well and shot free throws well.”

"Hopefully, we get off to a better start and get on top of the game more against UNLV. New Mexico was a struggle the whole game.”

TCU head coach Jim Christian

“I’m proud of my guys tonight and the effort they put on defense. I feel that we really guarded BYU well. We did a great job at attacking the ball and crashing the boards tonight, and that is to be commended.”

“Offensively we did alright. We played unselfish ball but we missed some big plays and easy baskets. BYU is such a great team, and to beat them on the road you really need to make those easy baskets. When teams don’t take advantage of those big plays and easy buckets BYU quickly takes control of the game.”

“Jimmer is by far the best player in the conference and one of the top players in the country. He keeps his composure during the game and doesn’t get easily rattled. He is a strong leader and a talented player. More importantly, BYU is an excellent team. They spread the floor well and run in transition better than any team we’ve played. I would attribute Jimmer’s success to the support and talents of his teammates.”

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