Recapping Fredette's Records

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

March 13, 2011 -- With 4:24 remaining in BYU’s 87-76 victory over New Mexico in the MWC Tournament Semifinals, BYU senior guard Jimmer Fredette completed a three-point play to put the finishing touches on a re-write of several Cougar basketball and league records.

The shot Fredette made as part of the three-point play put him one point ahead of Danny Ainge for first in career scoring at BYU, a record that had stood for 30 years. The free throw to complete the three point play gave the national player of the year candidate 50 points, also a BYU record. Fredette now owns six of the top eight single-game scoring records in BYU history.

Danny Ainge on Fredette:

“Jimmer has had an incredible career. Nothing says that more that the 22,000 that fill the Marriott Center each game. His remarkable shot-making ability has every basketball fan in America familiar with his game and the BYU program. He has young kids everywhere emulating his step back, step through, cross over and spin moves. He’s been a great representative of his family and of the university. Thanks, Jimmer for the many highlights. Congratulations on becoming the best offensive basketball player in BYU history, although Devin Durrant and Mike Smith may want to challenge you to a one-on-one match to validate. Good luck in the NCAA Tournament and to a successful career. Your greatest fan, Danny Ainge.”

Fredette's Scoring Records

NCAA’s Active Career Scoring Leaders

1. Jimmer Fredette, BYU - 2,501

2. Charles Jenkins, Hofstra - 2,499

3. Andrew Goudelock, Charleston - 2,488

BYU’s All-Time Career Scoring Leaders

1. Jimmer Fredette - 2,501

2. Danny Ainge - 2,467

3. Michael Smith - 2,319

4. Devin Durrant - 2,285

BYU’s Single-Season Scoring Leaders

1. Jimmer Fredette (2010-11) - 970

2. Devin Durrant (1983-84) - 866

3. Danny Ainge (1980-81) - 782

4. Michael Smith (1988-89) - 765

5. Jimmer Fredette (2009-10) - 751

BYU’s Single-Game Scoring Records

1. Jimmer Fredette - 52 vs. New Mexico, 2011

2. Jimmer Fredette - 49 at Arizona, 2010

3. Bob Skousen - 47 vs. UCLA, 1961

3. Jimmer Fredette - 47 at Utah, 2011

5. Jimmer Fredette - 45 vs. TCU, 2010

6. Dave Eastis - 44 vs. New Mexico, 1960

7. Jimmer Fredette - 43 vs. San Diego State, 2011

8. Jimmer Fredette - 42 at Colorado State, 2011

MWC All-Time Career Scoring Leaders

1. Jimmer Fredette, BYU - 2,501

2. Brandon Heath, San Diego State - 2,189

3. Brandon Ewing, Wyoming - 2,168

MWC Single-Season Scoring Leaders

1. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2010-11) - 970

2. Ruben Douglas, New Mexico (2002-03) - 783

3. Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2009-10) - 751

MWC Single-Game Scoring Records

1. Jimmer Fredette, BYU - 52 vs. New Mexico, 2011

T2. Jimmer Fredette, BYU - 49 at Arizona, 2010

T2. Trevor Diggs, UNLV - 49 vs. Wyoming, 2001

4. Jimmer Fredette, BYU - 47 at Utah, 2011

5. Jimmer Fredette, BYU - 45 vs. TCU, 2010

Total Points in the MWC Tournament

1. Jimmer Fredette, BYU - 106, 2011

2. Jimmer Fredette, BYU - 75, 2011

Other Records Held by Fredette

BYU

-Career 30-point games: 21

-Career 40-point games: 6

-Three-pointers in a season: 112

-Career three-pointers: 284

-Wins played in: 110

MWC

-Field goals made: 806

From ESPN Stats and Information

Most points in a Division I game this season

52 -- Jimmer Fredette, BYU

52 -- Marshon Brooks, Providence

52 -- Mike James, Lamar

47 -- Jimmer Fredette, BYU

Most points in a conference tournament game Past 15 seasons

52 -- Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2011 vs. New Mexico)

49 -- Richard Toussaint, Bethune-Cookman (2003 vs. Morgan St.)

45 -- Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2010 vs. TCU)

45 -- Joe Knight, Lehigh (2005 vs. Colgate)

45 -- Senecca Wall, Sam Houston St. (2001 vs. UTSA)

Most Points in a conference tournament game Past 5 seasons

52 -- Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2011 vs. New Mexico)

45 -- Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2009 vs. TCU)

43 -- Stephen Curry, Davidson (2008 vs Appalachian St.)

43 -- Mike Singletary, Texas Tech (2009 vs. Texas A&M)

43 –- Klay Thompson, Washington St. (2011 vs. Washington)

More fun facts:

-- No NBA player has scored 52 in a game this season. The two 50-point games were by LeBron James (51) and Carmelo Anthony (50).

-- The last NBA player to score 50 while playing for a Utah team came back in 1998, when Karl Malone scored a 50 for the Jazz.

-- On Friday night, Fredette easily outscored both Penn State (36) and 13th-ranked Wisconsin (33). Those two combined for 28 made field goals (Fredette had 22) and five 3-pointers (Fredette had seven). In fact, Jimmer scored as many points in the first half as the Badgers did the entire game. Fredette also tallied more points than ACC teams Boston College (47) and Florida State (51), and equaled the total of Virginia Tech (52).

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