Jimmer Fredette scored 18 points and dished out a career-high seven assists in BYU's 92-62 victory over Weber State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
POSTGAME NOTES - BYU at Weber State
Dec. 3, 2008
- For the sixth-straight game BYU head coach Dave Rose went with the starting lineup of Jimmer Fredette, Jackson Emery, Lee Cummard, Jonathan Tavernari and Chris Miles. The Cougars are 6-0 with that starting five.
- With a 92-62 victory over Weber State in Ogden, Utah, at the Dee Events Center BYU is 3-0 on the road and a 7-0 overall start for the first time since the 1991-92 season.
- For the second time this season Lee Cummard reached the 30-point mark. Cummard hit 12-of-13 from the field (a career-high shooting percentage of .923), 3-of-4 from downtown and 3-of-4 from the line for 30 points. It is the third time this season he has surpassed 20 points in a game.
- The Cougars now lead the all-time series against Weber State 24-10. BYU is 7-10 in the Dee Events Center but has won the last three in Ogden.
- With 46 first half points BYU scored at least 40 points in the first half for the fourth-straight game. The 46 points are a first half season high for the Cougars. BYU matched the first half effort with 46-second half points.
- BYU forced nine Weber State turnovers in the first half and scored 16 points off of those turnovers. The Cougars finished with 22 points off turnovers.
- BYU dished out 20 assists as a team, led by career highs from Jimmer Fredette (seven) and Jonathan Tavernari (six).
- Led by Jimmer Fredette’s three threes the Cougars hit eight first half treys. BYU was 8-of-16 as a team with Fredette hitting 3-of-4 and Jackson Emery and Lee Cummard knocking down 2-of-3 each. The Cougars finished with 11 threes including Fredette’s four (ties a career high) and three from Cummard.
- With two threes in the first half Lee Cummard tied Terrell Lyday with 127 career treys for fifth all-time in school history. Cummard finished the game with three threes and now has 128 for sole possession of fifth place.
- Lee Cummard scored 30 points and now has 1,157 points. He is now 24th all-time in scoring in BYU history. He passed Steve Schreiner (1,128), Travis Hansen (1,137), Doug Howard (1,143), Elwood Romney (1,150) and Kari Liimo (1,156) during the game.
- BYU opened the game on a 15-4 run. Lee Cummard started with the first four points, Chris Miles added a dunk and Jackson Emery, Jimmer Fredette and Cummard capped the hot start with back-to-back-to-back threes.
- The Cougars opened hot in the second half hitting their first six shots from the field, led by a 4-of-4 effort by Lee Cummard. Cummard hit a three during the run that put him ahead of Terrell Lyday for fifth-place all-time in BYU history in career threes. The Cougars hit 13 of their first 15 attempts in the second half.
- BYU set a team season high with 92 points against Weber State. The Cougars’ previous season high was 85 against Idaho State. It was BYU’s third 30-point plus win this season.
- With a 92-62 win over Weber State, BYU is 7-0 to start the 2008-09 season. It marks the ninth time the Cougars have started at least 7-0.
- Against Weber State BYU shot a season-high 57.4 percent (35-of-61) from the field, including a season-best 63.3 percent (19-of-30) in the second half.
BYU Head Coach Dave Rose
“It was a good team win. We shot the ball very well and executed well defensively. We worked hard for good shots and played with great confidence."
“Lee was terrific from start to finish. He had a great game. Lee has a great shot selection and that allows him to hit at such a high percentage. Lee got us through the first half with his great play and kept us going in the second half.”
“I’m pleased with our second half defensive effort. We got them on their heels in the second half. We rebounded well and were able to get out in transition.”