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Lemes Hits Game-Winner in Exhibition Victory

PROVO -- Luiz Lemes hit a jump shot with 17 seconds left in the game to put the Cougars up, 73-72, and Mark Bigelow hit two free throws to ice the game as the Cougars defeated EA Sports, 75-72, Thursday night at the Marriott Center.

The Cougars got off to a slow start, falling behind by five points early at 18-13, but fought back to tie the game at 32 at halftime. The game went back and forth all night with neither team leading by more than seven points.

BYU started to pull away from EA Sports with just under four minutes to play, building a seven-point lead at 68-61, but EA Sports fought back to take the lead at 72-71, before Lemes hit the game-winner.

Rafael Araujo led four Cougars in double figures, scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. While having a tough shooting night (5-16), senior Mark Bigelow still added 14 points.

BYU coach Steve Cleveland said he was really pleased with the play of Araujo and Lemes, and how Araujo has matured since last year.

"I was most pleased with the way Rafael and Luiz played," Cleveland said. "They are really consistent. That is how they have been practicing. We need to get everybody to play at that level."

Lemes (10 points) also scoring in double figures for BYU along with Mike Hall (12 points). Cleveland said Hall played well for his first game.

"Mike played better in the second half," Cleveland said. "He stopped thinking about things and just started playing."

The Cougars will take a WorldWide touring team on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center in their final exhibition game.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

EA Sports vs Brigham Young University

11/06/03 7:00 pm at Provo, Utah

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VISITORS: EA Sports 0-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

01 HALL, Quentin....... 4-10 0-2 0-1 0 3 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 27

11 ANDERSON, Ricky..... 6-10 3-5 4-4 5 3 8 4 19 0 3 0 1 32

12 BLOOOM, Noel........ 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

15 BARNES, Matt........ 7-15 2-5 1-2 4 6 10 2 17 3 7 0 2 36

21 TYLER, Shannon...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 13

22 BAILEY, Deon........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9

23 YOUNG, Ray.......... 2-10 1-4 5-6 2 5 7 2 10 4 2 0 2 31

31 O'BANNON, Ed........ 5-9 1-2 4-4 0 3 3 2 15 2 1 0 2 29

33 BLACKWELL, Ryan..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

55 WONI, Mohammed...... 0-3 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 19

TEAM................ 1 2 3

Totals.............. 24-58 7-18 17-21 13 26 39 16 72 10 17 0 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-27 37.0% 2nd Half: 14-31 45.2% Game: 41.4% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-7 28.6% 2nd Half: 5-11 45.5% Game: 38.9% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 10-12 83.3% 2nd Half: 7-9 77.8% Game: 81.0% 2

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young University 0-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

00 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... 2-2 1-1 0-1 1 3 4 2 5 3 1 0 0 18

01 HALL, Mike.......... 4-9 1-2 3-4 1 2 3 2 12 2 1 0 0 18

03 BIGELOW, Mark....... 5-16 1-8 3-4 1 1 2 0 14 1 1 0 1 34

04 LEMES, Luiz......... 4-8 2-4 0-0 0 3 3 4 10 3 2 0 1 27

10 NASHIF, Terry....... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 15

12 ROBERTS, Marc....... 1-3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 9

13 AINGE, Austin....... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6

41 MEADES, Garner...... 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 22

52 JENSEN, Jared....... 2-4 0-0 3-6 1 1 2 3 7 1 1 0 1 22

55 ARAUJO, Rafael...... 7-9 0-0 7-8 3 9 12 3 21 1 3 0 1 29

TEAM................ 1 2 3

Totals.............. 26-56 6-17 17-25 9 23 32 16 75 16 13 1 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-25 48.0% 2nd Half: 14-31 45.2% Game: 46.4% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-10 50.0% 2nd Half: 1-7 14.3% Game: 35.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 14-19 73.7% Game: 68.0% 3

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Officials: Bill Gracey, Milt Stowe, Kenneth Wilson

Technical fouls: EA Sports-None. Brigham Young University-None.

Attendance: 7338

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

EA Sports..................... 32 40 - 72

Brigham Young University...... 32 43 - 75