7:15 PM ET, March 17, 2011
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
DENVER -- Slowing down The Jimmer? It's possible.Stopping him altogether? Well, as the sign in the stands put it, "Fredette about it."Wofford used about every combination of defense imaginable Thursday night, but still got "Jimmered" by the nation's leading scorer. Jimmer Fredette dropped in 32 points to lead third-seeded Brigham Young to a 74-66 victory over the Terriers in the NCAA tournament.
Jimmer Gets the Job Done
Wofford defended Jimmer Fredette pretty well Thursday, but BYU's star player still had enough to get the Cougars through, writes Diamond Leung. Blog
• Jimmer Fredette scored 32 and has gone over 30 points in five of his last six games.
• BYU advanced past the round of 64 for the second straight year but for only the second time in their last nine tournament appearances.
• The loss ended an eight-game win streak for Wofford, which lost in the round of 64 for the second straight season.
• Wofford is 0-2 all-time against BYU and 0-2 all-time in the NCAA tournament.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-56 (.393)||24-61 (.393)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-19 (.211)||6-22 (.273)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-24 (.750)||20-24 (.833)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|
|» Mar 17, 2011||@BYU 74, WOF 66||Recap|
Jimmer is only the 3rd player in the last 15 seasons with at least 30 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds in a Men's Basketball championship game... Sherron Collins and Tayshaun Prince also did it in wins for Kansas and Kentucky.[+]
30 Points, 7 Assists, 4 Rebounds - Men's Basketball Championship Last 15 Seasons
BYU's win over Wofford is the 2nd win for a Mountain West team in the tournament (also San Diego State). The last time that the Mountain West had MORE than 2 wins was 1998 -- when Utah won 5 games and New Mexico won 1 game. UNLV plays Illinois in a Round of 64 game Friday, and BYU and San Diego State will play in the Round of 32 on Saturday.
ESPN Stats & Information