However, it's likely the Cougars will get past the first round of the MWC Tournament and probably get to the finals. That's two more games. It's also likely with a high seed, they'll win at least one NCAA game. That makes 14 more games. At his current 27.6 average, he would end up with 2,525, just ahead of Carroll and just behind Van Horn. If the Cougars win two NCAA games, he would get a 15th game and could pass Van Horn.
With two months still to go in the season, a lot can happen. Fredette may have five more 40-point-plus games. Perhaps he'll get in foul trouble for once in his life and only end up with only 12 some night. There's also the possibility he could get laid up by sickness or injury, heaven forbid.
Jimmer Fredette may not end up as the greatest college player to ever come out of the state. But if the Cougars can play well enough in the postseason, Fredette may just end up as the greatest scorer.
Utah's 2,000-point club
Keith Van Horn, Utah (1993-97), 2,542
Jaycee Carroll, Utah State (2003-07), 2,522
Danny Ainge, BYU (1977-81), 2,467
Billy McGill, Utah (1959-62), 2,321
Michael Smith, BYU (1983-89), 2,319
Devin Durrant, BYU (1978-84), 2,285
Jimmer Fredette, BYU (2007-2011), 2,139
Greg Grant, Utah State (1982-86), 2,127
Bruce Collins, Weber State (1976-80), 2,019
Wayne Estes, Utah State (1962-65), 2,001
Josh Grant, Utah (1988-93), 2,000
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