Plaisted Leads BYU to Victory

Freshman Trent Plaisted led the Cougars with 27 points while adding 12 rebounds against Seattle Pacific.

PROVO -- Trent Plaisted had a double-double while leading BYU to an 86-72 roller-coaster victory over Seattle Pacific University in an exhibition game Thursday night.

BYU head coach Dave Rose said the Cougars showed resilience in coming from behind to beat the feisty Falcons.

"I thought initially we didn't do so well but we responded and came back," Rose said. "I like how we were able to play through an adverse situation."

SPU led much of the game, putting together several runs to get a pair of double-digit leads. But depth prevailed as the Falcons ran out of gas and BYU ran away with the victory. The win improved the Cougars' exhibition record to 2-0. The Falcons are now 1-1 in exhibition games.

Led by Dustin Bremerman, who scored nine first-half points, Seattle Pacific started the game on a 15-3 run in the first 3:20 of the first half.

BYU countered with its own 8-1 run triggered by two Keena Young blocks on one SPU possession that energized the Cougars and turned into a fast break and a Jimmy Balderson three-pointer on the other end. Lee Cummard's fast-break dunk cut the Falcons' lead to one at 20-19.

Seattle Pacific remained steady throughout the first half and didn't give up its lead until the 6:19 point in the first half when Jackson Emery's two foul shots gave the Cougars a 21-20 lead. The one-point margin was only BYU's second lead of the game and its first since the 19:23 mark.

SPU, led by Robbie Will, answered back with six consecutive points to regain the lead and take a 35-33 advantage into halftime. The Falcons lead marked the first time since 2002 that the Cougars went into halftime trailing in an exhibition game.

Like the start of the game, SPU came out in the second half firing on all cylinders. Bremerman nailed a three-pointer to cap a 12-2 run while extending the Falcons' lead to 47-35 and forcing the Cougars to take a time out.

BYU countered with a 14-1 run of its own capped by a Plaisted three-point play to turn a twelve-point deficit into a one-point lead. When Balderson nailed a three-pointer with 10:42 remaining, the Cougars grabbed a 54-53 lead, which BYU would never relinquish as the Cougars pushed it to a game-high six points when Rashaun Broadus went coast-to-coast to put BYU ahead 59-53 and force an SPU timeout.

Plaisted led all scorers and rebounders with 27 points and 12 boards. He is the first Cougar to record a double-double since Derek Dawes scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against New Mexico last January. Balderson added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field.

"I was really pleased with Trent," Rose said. "You want to have young guys have big breakout games."

SPU was led by the one-two punch of Will and Bremerman who combined for 41 points and 15 rebounds.

The Cougars will begin regular-season play next Friday when they host Loyola Marymount at 7 p.m.

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

Seattle Pacific vs BYU Cougars

11/10/05 7:05 at Marriott Center, Provo, Utah

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VISITORS: Seattle Pacific

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

22 WILLIAMS, Chad...... f 3-8 1-5 0-1 0 2 2 1 7 1 3 0 0 23

30 MATZEN, Drew........ f 0-2 0-1 2-2 1 4 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 19

32 BREMERMAN, Dustin... f 6-18 2-9 8-8 2 4 6 3 22 0 2 0 0 31

40 WILL, Robbie........ c 7-11 0-1 5-9 3 6 9 3 19 1 2 1 0 28

11 BINETTI, Tony....... g 5-8 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 5 10 3 2 1 2 29

03 KNUDSON, Jeff....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

04 MOULTRIE, Jared..... 1-6 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 3 2 0 2 27

13 BUSHMAKER, Mike..... 3-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 6 1 1 2 2 20

15 LYNCH, Brian........ 1-5 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 15

23 GABELEIN, Tim....... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5

TEAM................ 4 3 7

Totals.............. 26-64 5-25 15-20 12 26 38 17 72 12 17 4 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-34 44.1% 2nd Half: 11-30 36.7% Game: 40.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-12 16.7% 2nd Half: 3-13 23.1% Game: 20.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 12-14 85.7% Game: 75.0% 2

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HOME TEAM: BYU Cougars

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

03 YOUNG, Keena........ f 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 1 2 0 2 1 1 16

44 PLAISTED, Trent..... f 11-19 0-0 5-9 8 4 12 2 27 0 0 0 0 30

13 AINGE, Austin....... g 2-6 1-4 2-2 0 3 3 3 7 8 1 0 0 25

23 BALDERSON, Jimmy.... g 5-6 3-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 13 1 3 2 1 21

30 CUMMARD, Lee........ g 3-6 0-0 2-3 0 3 3 2 8 1 2 1 4 23

01 BROADUS, Rashaun.... 3-6 2-2 1-2 0 2 2 4 9 4 2 0 0 21

04 EMERY, Jackson...... 0-2 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 10

11 REICHNER, Brock..... 2-4 0-1 2-3 0 3 3 1 6 4 0 0 2 20

15 MALAMAN, Fernando... 3-7 0-1 0-0 1 4 5 2 6 2 0 1 0 24

34 BURGESS, David...... 2-2 0-0 2-3 1 1 2 1 6 0 0 0 0 6

43 DAWES, Derek........ 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4

TEAM................ 2 2

Totals.............. 32-65 6-13 16-24 11 29 40 21 86 21 12 6 9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-32 34.4% 2nd Half: 21-33 63.6% Game: 49.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-5 40.0% 2nd Half: 4-8 50.0% Game: 46.2% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 9-13 69.2% 2nd Half: 7-11 63.6% Game: 66.7% 4

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Officials: David Hall, Chris Rastatter, Brian Shelley

Technical fouls: Seattle Pacific-None. BYU Cougars-None.

Attendance: 7788

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Seattle Pacific............... 35 37 - 72

BYU Cougars................... 33 53 - 86

Exhibition Game

Points in the paint-SPU 32,BY 46. Points off turnovers-SPU 15,BY 20.

2nd chance points-SPU 14,BY 13. Fast break points-SPU 6,BY 14.

Bench points-SPU 12,BY 29. Score tied-3 times. Lead changes-11 times.

Tags: Results