9:00 PM ET, March 11, 2011
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
LAS VEGAS -- Jimmer Fredette didn't need to pile on points from the foul line to score a career-high 52 in the Mountain West Conference semifinals Friday night.He took just one free throw while firing up 37 shots from all over the floor in leading No. 8 BYU to an 87-76 win over nemesis New Mexico."That's the way they called it," Fredette said. "I was just fortunate enough to be making shots."
Jimmer's Historic Night
Jimmer Fredette set a career high, matched the Division I single-game point mark for the year, set an all-time record for points in a conference tournament game, and oh yeah, became BYU's career leading scorer with his 52-point outburst Friday night. Blog
• Jimmer Fredette's 52 points were the most in a conference tournament game in the last 15 seasons.
• It was Fredette's 18th straight game with at least 20 points.
• BYU has now won 10 of its last 11 games, with the only loss coming to New Mexico the first day after Brandon Davies was suspended.
• BYU will be looking to win its first MWC tournament since 2001.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
West Coast Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-62 (.484)||34-68 (.500)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-25 (.360)||8-25 (.320)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-11 (.636)||11-16 (.688)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (1/0)||14 (1/0)|
Next 5 Games
Wisconsin and Penn State played in a Big Ten quarterfinal game and COMBINED for 69 points.. Jimmer Fredette had 52 on his own. The two teams COMBINED for 28 FG and 5 three pointers.. Jimmer had 22 FG and 7 3s, more than the entire Big ten game.[+]
Jimmer Fredette vs WIS/PSU Game - Friday Night
ESPN Stats & Information