POSTGAME - BYU vs. Portland

Junior Chris Miles posted 12 points on the night against the Portland Pilots. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

POSTGAME NOTES

BYU vs. Portland

Dec. 13, 2008

Player Notes

-Jonathan Tavernari passed Andy Toolson (141) in career three-pointers, posting five on the night, bringing his career total to 144, the third-most in BYU history. He is now 20 threes away from passing Mike Rose (163). He tied his season-high of five threes on the night.

-Jackson Emery had back-to-back three pointers in the first three minutes to put the Cougars up 8-4.

-Lee Cummard now has 1,195 career points, tying Eldon Brinley for the 21st spot in BYU history, posting 12 points on the night.

Team Notes

-For the ninth-straight game, BYU head coach Dave Rose started the fearsome five-some of Jimmer Fredette, Jackson Emery, Lee Cummard, Jonathan Tavernari and Chris Miles. The Cougars are 9-0 with that lineup.

-BYU posted its best shooting percentage of any half this season, shooting 69.9% from the field in the first half. The best half the Cougars have posted previously was against Boise State, shooting 64.7% in the second half.

-The Cougars posted the second-most points achieved in the first half this season with 45. The only game in which they scored more points in the first half this season was at Weber State, scoring 46 points.

-For the second game in a row, and for the second time this season, five Cougars (Cummard, Tavernari, Emery, Miles and Fredette) finished off the night in double figures. BYU is 5-0 when at least four players score 10 or more points.

-Every Cougar that dressed saw action in the game, with 10 scoring.

Record Watch

-Jonathan Tavernari passed Andy Toolson (141) in career three pointers, posting five on the night, bringing his career threes to 144, the third-most in BYU history. He is now 20 threes away from passing Mike Rose (163).

-Lee Cummard now has 1,195 career points, tying Eldon Brinley for the 21st spot in BYU history, posting 12 points on the night.

Game Trends

-BYU’s largest lead of the first half came with 19 seconds left at 10 points.

-Tonight’s game marks the sixth game where BYU has scored over 80 points. It is the first time that the Cougars have done it back-to-back, scoring 94 points against Boise State in their last game.

-Tonight’s game is the third 90-point game of the season. This is the ninth time BYU has won by a double-figure score.

POSTGAME QUOTES

BYU vs. Portland

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

“I thought this was a very competitive game. We played well on offense—we shot well and passed well.”

“You hope you don’t have to play a lot of games in foul trouble, but several of our players stepped up offensively and carried us for a while. Jonathan carried us for a while and Jimmer came in and made a few shots.”

“We’re trying to pressure the ball a little more and expand our defense. It really helps if we can get a stop or a steal, which allows us to create opportunities.”

“I expect us to create a game plan, practice it, execute it and see how it turns out next week.”

Portland Head Coach Eric Reveno

“BYU is a good basketball team and we’re a team heading in the right direction, but we’re not there yet.”

“We kept our composure, we competed and I think there is value in playing quality programs that play the game right. BYU is a very good offensive team and an underrated defensive team.”

“The most impressive thing BYU does is run the floor, they’re skilled and unselfish.”

On limiting Lee Cummard:

“They’re a good team and their objective is to win. I would be careful to take too much credit. They were taking advantage of whatever was open.”

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