Kyle Chilton | Posted: 3 Aug 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU Magazine: Partying Like It’s 2011

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How three BYU greats found their way back to the same court for a whirlwind TBT final-four run.

By Brittany Karford Rogers (BA '07)

It was a final four with all the frills: the Jimmer buzzer beater, Jimmer from deep, Jimmer coming in clutch to tie it up down the stretch.

And BYU Cougardom (and basketball lovers everywhere) got to experience all the feels—all over again.

Jimmer Fredette (BA ’16)—the man, the legend, the verb (remember the “Teach Me How to Jimmer” signs?)—was back on American soil this summer putting on a show in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the single-elimination showdown ESPN has put on for four years now to fill the summer basketball void. The stack-your-own-team, winner-take-all tourney has a $2 million pot—and guess who led the whole thing in scoring.

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