BYU basketball notes: Fredette torches Aztecs, again

Published January 23, 2010 10:32 pm
Notes » Junior guard has another big game in San Diego.
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San Diego State recently renamed its basketball arena, changing it from the Cox Arena to Viejas Arena.

But Jimmer Fredette 's name is all over it.

A year after torching SDSU for 28 points, Fredette returned to the scene of that crime on Saturday night and ripped the Aztecs with 33 points, helping BYU take a 71-69 Mountain West Conference win.

"That was a great feat," Fredette said.

He was talking about BYU beating SDSU on its home floor, but he easily could have been describing his own performance.

Fredette was 11-for-19 from the field, including 5-for-8 from three-point range. His driving layup with 19.9 seconds remaining and his free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining iced the win for the Cougars.

Hot start

The Cougars turned the ball over on their first possession, then made their first five shots. Tyler Haws and Noah Hartsock were 2-for-2 and Fredette added a basket from just inside the three-point line. The Cougars had a 13-4 lead at the first media timeout.

At halftime, Fredette had 19 points on 6-for-8 shooting, including 3-for-4 from three-point range.

Cougars in town

As is usually the case when BYU visits, San Diego State officials pulled out all the stops on Saturday night. It was "black-out" night at sold-out Viejas Arena, and many fans received free black T-shirts and towels when they entered the building.

About 30 SDSU students dressed up as LDS Church missionaries, complete with white shirts, ties.

It was the eighth sellout in the history of the arena, and the second this season.


San Diego State's Billy White was assessed a technical foul in the first half for slamming the ball on the floor. Fredette made both free throws. ... The Aztecs had 11 offensive rebounds in the first half. They finished with 17.

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