Lee Cummard posted his second straight double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds against San Diego State on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
BYU vs. San Diego State
Jan. 6, 2007
- For the sixth straight game, BYU head coach Dave Rose started Rashaun Broadus, Lee Cummard, Jimmy Balderson, Keena Young and Trent Plaisted. The five are now 7-1 this season as BYU's starting quintet.
- Individual Career Highs: Lee Cummard - 16 points (tied); Trent Plaisted - 6 blocks.
- Individual Season Highs: Rashaun Broadus - 19 points
- Team Season Highs: 11 blocks.
- BYU's win over San Diego State extended its home winning streak to 24 games, which is tied for the third-longest active home victory streak in the nation. The Cougars are 10-0 at home this season.
- The Cougars are also now 5-3 in Mountain West Conference openers, including a 4-1 mark at home and a 3-2 record when opening against SDSU.
- BYU's 22-point win (80-58) marked its largest margin of victory in MWC play since a 29-point win (82-53) on Jan. 17, 2004 against Colorado State.
- With six straight victories over Utah State, Western Oregon, Liberty, Oral Roberts, Seton Hall and SDSU, the Cougars are enjoying their longest winning streak of the season and have tied their longest victory streak from last year.
- BYU is now 11-1 when scoring at least 70 points in a game and 10-0 when holding opponents under 70 points.
- The Cougars are also 11-0 this season when outrebounding their opponents, posting a 43-28 advantage against the Aztecs on the glass.
- BYU's 25-point lead three times in the second half marked San Diego State's largest deficit of the season, surpassing their 21-point deficit against No. 7 Arizona.
- With a 35-23 halftime advantage, the Cougars led at the break for the 11th time this season, enjoying their fifth double-digit lead. BYU is now 10-1 when leading at the break.
- Young's 12 points against the Aztecs marked the 14th time in BYU's 15 games he has scored in double figures.
- Cummard posted the second double-double of his career and his second straight with 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Aztecs. Cummard had 16 points and 12 rebounds in BYU's last outing against Seton Hall.
- Cummard also played well defensively, posting three steals and two blocks while holding the Aztecs' leading scorer Brandon Heath, who entered the game second in the MWC averaging 20.3 ppg, to just 13 points.
- Broadus scored in double figures for the fourth time this season with a season-high 19 points.
- After scoring just 11 points in BYU's first six games (1.8 ppg), senior Mike Rose has come on strong for the Cougars, scoring 45 points in the last seven games (6.4 ppg), including three against San Diego State.
- Plaisted posted his 14th and BYU's 23rd dunk of the season at the 11:06 mark in the second half.
- With the score tied 13-13 at the 10:55 mark of the first half, BYU used a 7-0 run with baskets from Cummard (three-pointer), Broadus and Young to take a 20-13 lead, which the Cougars would never relinquish.
BYU Head Coach Dave Rose:
"I thought that this game might have been our best team effort defensively this year."
"Defensively we finished really well."
"Lee (Cummard) did a great job on defense. He was great. He showed a lot of confidence. It was a great effort."
"We are just growing as a team. The more we win, the more confidence we get."
"Tonight we were there; we didn't let them get to the rim."
"Trent (Plaisted) was terrific tonight. Defensively, he did a really good job for us."
"Tonight was probably Rashaun's (Broadus) best game of the season. He created a great pace. He was great on defense."
San Diego State Head Coach Steve Fisher:
"We made it 24 in a row for them at home."
"We were not able to have poise when they got a couple runs going. The crowd carried them, and we reacted in a way that carried them."
"They gave us a good old-fashioned, back-of-the-shed licking. Some of that was BYU. They're a good team. But some of that was us."