POSTGAME - BYU vs. Wyoming

Noah Hartsock tallied a career-high 11 points against the Cowboys. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

POSTGAME NOTES

BYU vs. Wyoming

Jan. 31, 2009

Player Notes

— To break his previous career high first half points (18), Jimmer Fredette had his fourth dunk of the season giving him the new first half career high of 19 points. Fredette also broke his career high with 28 points on the afternoon versus the Cowboys.

— For the first time this season, Dave Rose started Charles Abouo who posted two points and three rebounds on the afternoon. Lee Cummard, Jonathan Tavernari and Chris Miles have started each game this season. The Cougars had used the same starting lineup for the 19 games prior to the Wyoming matchup.

James Anderson came off the bench in the first half to go 2-for-2 from the field, grabbing one rebound and posting four points in four minutes. He has scored four points in each of the last three games.

— Saturday’s game marks the first time center Chris Miles has had back-to-back games in double figures in his career. He posted 12 points at Utah Tuesday and 12 points at the Marriott Center against Wyoming on Saturday.

— For the 17th game this season, Lee Cummard posted double-figure points with 17 plus nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks. This is the fourth game in a row that he has scored more than 10 points.

Noah Hartsock chalked up 11 points against Wyoming, a career high for the freshman. He also tallied four rebounds on the afternoon.

— BYU had four players in double figures including Jimmer Fredette with a career-high 24 points, Lee Cummard with 17 points, Noah Hartsock with 11 and Chris Miles with 12. BYU is 5-2 with four players in double figures.

Team Notes

— For the 18th time this season the Cougars have led at the half and for the 14th time they have scored at least 40 points in the first period with a 43-27 margin at the half. For the ninth time this season BYU has led its opponent by over 11 points at the half, with a 16-point lead going into the locker room Saturday against Wyoming.

— For the 13th game this season BYU shot 50 percent or better in the first half. The Cougars also held the Cowboys to 32.1 percent shooting in the first half. Saturday’s game marks the eighth time the Cougars have held their opponent under 40 percent shooting in the first half. BYU is 7-0 when holding its opponent to shooting less than 40 percent in the first half.

— BYU shot 50 percent or better in the second half (61.5) for the 14th time this season and 50 percent or better for the game (56.7) for the 14th time this season. The Cougars are 12-2 when shooting 50 percent or better for the game.

Record Watch

— With 17 points against Wyoming on Saturday, Lee Cummard now has 373 points this season and 1,376 career points. During the game he passed Trent Plaisted (1,372) and Roland Minson (1,375), putting him in 13th for career points in BYU history. He needs 13 points to pass Andy Toolson (1,388) for 12th place.

Jonathan Tavernari had two steals against the Cowboys to give him 104 career takeaways. He passed Justin Weidauer (102) during the game to place him in 10th place all-time for BYU.

Jonathan Tavernari hit one three-pointer against Wyoming to bring his career total to 172. He is now 42 threes from passing Mark Bigelow (213) for first. He has 55 threes this season.

Lee Cummard hit one trey against Wyoming to give him 26 for the season and 143 for his career. He is fourth all-time and 21 from passing Mike Rose for third.

Jonathan Tavernari scored five points against Wyoming to bring his career total to 989. He needs 11 points to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career.

Game Trends

Game Trends

— BYU kept the lead the entire game, its biggest lead of the first half coming at the 9:32 mark with 20. In the second half the Cougars extended their lead to 30 at the 3:38 mark, finishing off the game with a 24-point lead at 84-60. This is the fourth time BYU has led the entire game this season.

POSTGAME QUOTES

BYU vs. Wyoming

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

“Our preparation was really good the last two days. Our focus was good and we executed really well tonight.”

“Wyoming is a penetrating team, but we attacked early and that helped us to get into position and hold our lead really well.”

“I was proud of our consistent effort defensively.”

“Jimmer was really good at the start of the game and managed that consistent effort the duration of the game. He made some big shots at the end of the game for our team.”

Wyoming Head Coach Heath Schroyer

“They came out hitting on all cylinders and played well. They are notorious for that and are a very good team.”

“We tried to take it possession by possession and I thought we clipped them at the half. We came out of the half strong, but they went on another of their notorious runs.”

Jimmer Fredette is very good and I knew that from watching film on him, but tonight I saw it first hand. He’s big, strong, can shoot the three and is strong on the dribble. He is very good.”

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