MWC Tournament: Jimmer Fredette scores record 52, Cougars beat Lobos

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  • Gala Apples Nashville, TN
    March 12, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    Dyer Gary, is it just me or is there some sort of confusion here? BYU has already beaten San Diego twice. So....I think the odds are that BYU can hold them off. Even without Davies.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    March 12, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    hedgehog | 7:09 p.m. March 11, 2011
    Yes, the utes don't have any class, but at least they recognize someone that does.

  • Dyer Gary Bountiful, UT
    March 12, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    Jimmer is a great player and I'm glad he broke the "Whinner"s record-D. Ainge.

    As a Utah fan,I would say he is not the greatest bb player to come out of utah. We have many all americans
    notably A .Miller to name one to come out of utah.

    I think it will be a good game tonight but San Diego will be the winner they have an all around team
    not just one man that is good.

    Next year Utah will have a new coach and will be playing BYU again I'm sure

  • aggieblue Saint George, UT
    March 12, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    Hedgie (or are you really a ground hog hiding in your burrow trying to predict the weather). Come out and see your shadow and tell us what it means. You were the first post on this site but did not see you on the game summary article. Do you honestly think Dave would go to the u? hoping and dreaming on your part doesn't make it so. Who do you think has the exposure to recruit? Although you don't think so, there really are "athletes" with honor that would like to play for coach Rose and the Y. Go cougars make "Utahans" proud (not to be mistaken with Utes.)

  • Bee Careful Kaysville, UT
    March 12, 2011 7:11 a.m.

    How is it that the player who took the most shots only got one foul shot? Was NM not guarding him? I'm thinking the MWC directive to the officials to swallow their whistles when Jimmer has the ball didn't work this time because he was hitting his shots IN SPITE of being fouled. Good-bye MWC! And good riddance! It's only too bad bigotry kept BYU from getting into a conference worth being in. Can't they just go independent in basketball too?

  • SeattleUhasabballteam? Seattle, Wa
    March 12, 2011 2:44 a.m.


    "...the aren't even going to the 8 days it will be all over."

    there are some other teams on Utah's schedule that aren't going to the tournament: San Diego, Oral Roberts, Portland, Hawaii, Air Force, and CSU.
    And in 8 days, your season will have been over for 9 days.

    Congrats to Jimmer and the gang. The most amazing part about tonight were the rebounds from Collinsworth and the Steals from Jax; they created enough possessions for Jimmer to get 37 shots, and thus 50+. Way to go Cougs!

  • Dave in AZ Snowflake, AZ
    March 12, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    Jimmer has had a great career at BYU and scored a lot of points. Ainge also scored a lot of points but he wasn't helped by the 3 point line. Reduce Jimmer's 3 point shots to two each and see where he is in relation to Ainge. I bet Jimmer is still 200 points behind. Then you will realize just how great Ainge did it without the 3 point line counting!!! Just a note. Jimmer is still the player of the last two decades and Ainge was the player of the 80's decade. Go far next week Cougers!!!!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 11, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    What a game, what a player! It will be a LONG time before any of us see a performance like given tonight. Totally amazing to see Jimmer go at it and it seemed so easy. Amazing!

    Get some rest guys. Tomorrow's a new day! Congratulations to Coach and team!

  • onyx1950 West Jordan, UT
    March 11, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    What will Trevon Willis say next. I sure amgld he is helping th Cougars. All I can say is New Mexico got Jimmerd. Look it up in the dictionary. It means dominated, beaten done in the worse way, Put in a sentence. All the teams in the Mountain West conference have been jimmered by the national player of the year. Go Cougars.

    Another sentence

    The BYU basketball team will jimmer all of college basketball on the road to the National Championship.

  • Black Knight American Fork, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    Superb performance tonight Cougars, especially Jimmer. Now if Hedgehog and Chris B. will do their duty and predict a BYU loss tomorrow (per usual), the Cougars will then celebrate a conference tournament championship in the evening.

  • Alberta Reader magrath, ab
    March 11, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    Thanks LeVon

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    March 11, 2011 9:30 p.m.

    Awesome, enough said.

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    Wow if there was any doubt at all who national player of the year is it has just been settled, what an incredible performance. I had a feeling all day that Jimmer was gonna come up big tonight just not in the form of 52 points. Great players step it up in big games and Jimmer did that once again tonight just as he has done all season. Thank You Jimmer!

    Go Cougars!!!

  • Alberta Reader magrath, ab
    March 11, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    52 points 26 each for a couple of fans I know

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    What a ride! Jimmer is the man!

  • satch Highland, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    Unforgettable game! As a cougar fan, I really can't believe BYU pulled it off. We're still soft in the key. Collinsworth really brought some energy inside.

    On a side note, someone needs to buy the CBS Sportcasters on TV some glasses. Emery should have been thrown out of the game- really?

  • Hawkeye79 Iowa City, IA
    March 11, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    Great win, Cougs! Collinsworth shot a great percentage and while a few players struggled from the field, Jimmer's virtuoso performance made up for it.

    One more game for the tourney and the chance to say farewell by handing every other MWC team a loss in the final matchup.

    Rise and shout!

  • byufootballrocks Herndon, VA
    March 11, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    All right all you BYU fans who were on these boards and doubted our Cougars against New Mexico - wherefore didst thou doubt?

    Doubt no more!

    I predicted we would win tonight and we did!

    Unbelievable defense in the second half - I still say we have the potential to be a final four team. The rebounding is back and we will only get better all around.

  • Cosmo Springville, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:13 p.m.


  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    March 11, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    Will we ever see another performance like this again? Jimmer just took over, when nobody else on his team was doing much. The pull away at the end was a total team effort, but Jimmer put them in that position pretty much by himself.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    J I M M E R E D !!!

  • bigutefan Las Vegas, NV
    March 11, 2011 9:12 p.m.

    Congrats, Jimmer was amazing. But if you take a step back and look at the reality of the situation, byu struggled to beat TCU and then your star player had to have the best game of his career to beat the 5th place team, who played without their star the second half. Utah beat New Mexico twice, they are not even going to the big dance. Fun game to watch, enjoy the week, because in 8 days, it will all be over. Until then, fly high! Shoot lights out Jimmer. (When is the press conference Chris Hill? It should have been at 6:00 a.m. Friday, March 18th.)

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:12 p.m.

    The MAN slammed the house door with 52 points brutha. Nice to beat UNM by 11, nice, nice, nice !!

    One more to go, I want some more, I want some more !!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    March 11, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Folks do you realize how very special Jimmer is? Amazing!

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Fredette is simply AMAZING!!!

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    March 11, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    Everything's coming up Roses, Hedgehog, but not for U. What a great show by Jimmer!!!!! Congratulations to Dave and the boys!

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    March 11, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    Ok, I'll eat my crow cold, hot, raw, whatever. Love it. Proud to be a BYU fan. Jimmer is something else.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    As expected BYU wins. On to the next one.

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    BIG Cougar WIN ---- Hedgie is proven wrong again! I love my Cougars.

  • Alberta Reader magrath, ab
    March 11, 2011 9:00 p.m.

    hedge chris did you like the game?

  • AK Cougar Palmer, AK
    March 11, 2011 8:54 p.m.

    Hedge, why would U want Rose anyway. You have criticized him and all things Cougar for ever. In your dreams Hedge, in your dreams.

  • IMDABOMB Cedar City, UT
    March 11, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    Why would Rose ever bail for the trainwreck up north?

    Oh, and Jimmer has 33 pts. with BYU leading 47-42 at half.

    New Mexico is about to be"Jimmered" out of the tournament.

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    March 11, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    Jimmer is going off.....AGAIN!

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    March 11, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Yawn. If anybody is leaving BYU to coach at Utah, it will be Dave RICE, not Rose. Sorry trolls, you ain't getting Rose. Why would he take a step down? If he's leaving there are plenty of other programs he could choose from, all a step up from BYU.

    And Jimmer Fredette has the first half. Somewhere Ute trolls are crying to mom, "More cheesy poofs!"

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    Jimmer's crazy good. I'm not sure how the team will manage to be anywhere near as good as it is this year without him around but for now enjoy the ride.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 11, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    I'm hearing Rose has dinner reservations with Dr. Hill after the defeat tonight.