Trent Plaisted became the 37th Cougar to score 1,000 career points with 22 against Lamar, bringing his career total to 1,007. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
No. 25 BYU vs. Lamar
Dec. 12, 2007
- True freshman Chris Collinsworth made the first start of his Cougar career Wednesday against Lamar. He received the starting nod along with Ben Murdock, Sam Burgess, Lee Cummard and Trent Plaisted, who have each started all 10 games for BYU this season.
- Individual Career Highs: Lee Cummard - 27 points, 11 field goals made, 5 three-point field goals made, 8 assists; Trent Plaisted -- 5 assists (tied); Vuk Ivanovic - 9 rebounds (tied).
- With the win, BYU tied Memphis for the nation's longest active home winning streak at 36 games. The Cougars will have a chance to take sole possession of the streak on Saturday against Pepperdine as Memphis does not play at home until Dec. 22.
- With a bucket at the 14:10 mark in the second half, Plaisted became just the 37th Cougar in program history to score 1,000 career points, finishing the game with 1,007. Of four-year players, he is just the 10th Cougar to reach that milestone as a junior. The last four-year player to reach 1,000 points as a junior was Mark Bigelow with 1,312 following the 2002-03 season. Plaisted also has 507 career rebounds, making him just the 21st player overall and fifth junior among four-year players to record at least 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds.
- With the win, BYU is now 134-56 all-time as a ranked team, including a 6-4 mark under head coach Dave Rose.
- With the 22-point win, BYU is now outscoring its opponents by 17.0 points on the year. That margin jumps to 23.4 points in the Cougars' eight wins as BYU has now won six games this year by at least 20 points.
- BYU is now 8-0 when scoring at least 70 points in a game and 6-1 when holding opponents under the 70-point mark. The Cougars are also now 4-0 when scoring at least 80 points.
- Five Cougars posted at least six rebounds against Lamar, marking the first time since Jan. 8, 2005 that feat has been accomplished. Cummard led the way with 10 boards while Ivanovic had nine, Tavernari posted eight, Plaisted brought down seven and Collinsworth tallied six to help the Cougars outrebound the Cardinals, 50-34. On the year, BYU has outrebounded its opponents in eight of 10 games, going 7-1 in those contests.
- With 22 points, Trent Plaisted remains the only Cougar to score in double figures in every game this season. He has topped the 20-point mark four times this year and 13 times in his career.
- With a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds, Cummard recorded his second double-double of the season and fourth of his career. He has also now scored at least 20 points in two games on the year and four in his career.
- As a team, BYU connected on 11 three-pointers, marking the third time this year the Cougars have recorded double-digit makes from long range. The Cougars have nailed at least six from behind the arc in each game this season.
- With a 42-30 halftime lead against Lamar, the Cougars have now led at halftime in nine of 10 games this year, going 8-1 in those contests and outscoring opponents by an average of 13.3 points in the first half. BYU's 12-point lead against the Cardinals marked the Cougars' eighth double-digit halftime lead this season.
- BYU has held all 10 of its opponents this year under 40 points in the first half. BYU has scored at least 30 first-half points in every game this season and has topped 40 points in six games.
BYU Coach Dave Rose
"It was a really hard-fought game. They did a really good job of spreading us around, and their defense kept us from finding a good rhythm offensively. We were in control most of the time, and we shared the ball really well with 23 assists."
"Lee (Cummard) was terrific tonight. He started well and had a solid game on both ends. He shared the ball well and stayed aggressive offensively. He had one of the better games we've seen in a while"
"Trent (Plaisted) has been really consistent since he started here as a freshman. He just continues to get better game after game, and with his work ethic and strong habits he'll continue to get even better."
BYU's Lee Cummard
"We've got some really good shooters on our team, and tonight we played our best team game. Once we got a rhythm we started playing with each other."
BYU's Trent Plaisted
"One thousand points is really a tribute to a lot of people who helped me get here, most of the credit goes to my teammates and the coaches. It's a honor to be a part of that club, but it's just a number."
Lamar Coach Steve Roccaforte
"They're a top-25 team that's well coached and has played some tough teams. We didn't do what we needed to offensively or defensively to win a game like this."
"This is a tough place to play. We were playing a half-court game. Both teams walked the ball to mid-court and did what they wanted to. That's hard to play against. We tried to pick up the pace but didn't play well enough to give ourselves a chance."
"Us not coming up with loose balls made a big difference. We missed a lot of opportunities that way."
"I wasn't surprised by anything they did. We played them last year at our place. We just weren't consistent on either side of the ball."