POSTGAME - BYU vs. Boise State

James Anderson tallied three career highs against Boise State with 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocks. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Player Notes

- Cummard had a big start to open the game, nailing the Cougars first two shots, assisting the third, and then taking a charge, which help BYU open with a 9-1 lead.

- In tonight’s game Cummard passed Randy Reid (1,166 points) and Joe Richey (1,177) for 22nd in career scoring in BYU history with 1,183 total career points. He is now 13 points from passing Eldon Brinley (1,195) for 21st place. Cummard had 20 points tonight, his fourth twenty-plus point outing this season.

- Archie Rose hit his first shot this season, a layup in the lane, at the 1:30 mark.

- Jimmer Fredette had eight of the Cougars’ 13 fast-break points in the first half. Fredette’s 23 points are a new season and career-high.

- James Anderson set new career highs with 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocks.

Team Notes

- For the eighth-straight game, BYU head coach Dave Rose started the fearsome five-some of Jackson Emery, Jimmer Fredette, Lee Cummard, Jonathan Tavernari and Chris Miles. The Cougars are 8-0 with that starting lineup.

- The Cougars opened the game on an 11-3 run in the first 3:45.

- BYU opened the second half on a 22-5 run in the first 3:32 of the second half. The team scored 45 points in the first 12 minutes of the half.

- The team had 23 fast-break points – a season high.

- The Cougars had five players (Anderson, Cummard, Emery, Fregette, and Tavernari) in double-figures, they are 4-0 when at least four players score 10 or more points. It’s the first time five Cougars have scored in double figures this season.

- BYU scored 61 points in the second half – the most in a half this season.

- The team had season highs in: Points in the paint – 45, points off turnovers – 32 and fastbreak points – 23

- The Cougars were 9-12 (75 percent) for three point shots in the second half, and 10-18 (55 percent) overall.

- The Cougars are 8-0 when scoring at least 70 points.

- The 38 points margin-of-victory is a season-high, and the highest since the Cougars beat Hartford by 39, 100-61 on Nov. 16, 2007.

Record Watch

- In tonight’s game Cummard passed Randy Reid (1,166 points) and Joe Richey (1,177) for 22nd in career scoring in BYU history with 1,183 total career points. He is now 13 points from passing Eldon Brinley (1,195) for 21st place.

Game Trends

- The technical foul on Boise State’s Jamar Green at the 10:01 mark was the first technical against an opponent in a BYU game since Feb. 6, 2007 against Wyoming.

- The Cougars forced a season-high 25 turnovers in the game, and converted them into 40 points.

- BYU’s stifiling defense forced two shot clock violations in the first half.

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose:

“I thought our defensive pressure in the second half was different. Everyone was playing hard in the first but we were so much more active off the ball. If someone tipped it, someone else played on it and we got baskets in transition. It gave us a lot of energy.”

“In the first we were rushed and hurried things, but in the second we settled down. Rather than hurry to do things ourselves, we relied on teammates."

"This is where we want to be right now. In the next few weeks we’ll see what this team is really made of.”

“Jimmer did a terrific job tonight finding opportunities to score. James played really great in the way we needed him to—he was strong inside on offense and defense and I'm pleased with his effort."

“I believe consistency is reflective of your competitiveness and defensive play. This is a new team but I have high hopes for them defensively.”

Boise State Head Coach Greg Graham:

“We played a decent first half but just couldn’t keep it up in the second. They kept moving forward and we just couldn’t catch up.”

“BYU is explosive – more so than last year. They have a great team and our lack of experience really showed up tonight. We had trouble getting back into the game.”

“We turned the ball over way too much. BYU made some good adjustments, which took us out of the second half.”

Jimmer Fredette combined with Lee Cummard and Jonathan Tavernari just come at us from all angles. Their offensive intensity is so good that it makes it really hard to keep up against them and keep going.”

“Playing in the Marriot Center is tough because of the guys in uniform. Coach Rose does a good job with them and they are really great players.”