Top 10 scoring performances at BYU

Published: Thursday, Jan. 13 2011 6:30 p.m. MST

#10 - 40 — Dick Nemelka vs. St. Bonaventure (Dec. 29, 1965) Next » 1 of 10 « Prev
In the Quaker City Tournament in Philadelphia, Nemelka helped lead the Cougars to a 99-87 win as he made 17 field goals and 6-of-8 free throws. He followed up that performance by scoring 38 points the following night in a win over Cornell.
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Payson, UT

Is Fredette the best BYU player of all time?
I think he is. The kid is amazing.

American Fork, UT

I have a feeling Ainge's Marriott Center record will be passed up very soon.

Riverton, UT

If Fredette can lead the Cougars deeper into the NCAA tournament than Danny Ainge did, then yes, he will be considered the greatest BYU player ever...to that point.

Austin, TX

I was a little surprised to see that Kresimir Cosic didn't have any games in the top 10.

Provo, UT

The problem for Fredette is that BYU has no players like Fred Roberts at forward or Craig Raymond or Jumbo Jim Eakins or Greg Kite or even Hafa playing in the middle.

Utah used to win so much because they had outstanding big men: Billy McGill, Michael Doleac, Andrew Bogut, and many more.

BYU will never go deep in the tournament because the muscle always prevails over time. Think of the losses to A & M.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Moodyblue.....In the NCAA tournament, quick guard plays prevails. Big men do not dominate in this era.

The problem with BYU is they are too slow on the guard line to go deep in the tournament.

Utah Valley Guy
Springville, UT

This year's team, though, is probably the best shooting team ever at BYU. And you can't argue with Fredette's game, which renders moot the question of whether he's slow or not.

I think he's the best all-around player BYU has ever seen - and I've been listening to or watching BYU games since they won the NIT. I saw the game where Ainge beat the entire Notre Dame team with his full-court drive.

Fredette's one of the best and most consistent shooters I've ever seen, which is something you can't always tell from the stats - because Fredette is often shooting through two or three defenders.

Let's hope their team play and shooting carries the day against teams with more speed and talent. I think it can.

Saratoga Springs, UT

Nay sayers all of you. BYU will win this years NCAA title. They are an amazing team.

orem, ut

Best scoring performance "at" BYU would be Feb 1962--Utah's Billy Mcgill throws down 60 on the Cougars.

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