Saturday, March 12, 2011

VIDEO: Jimmer's 52 points

Well, Jimmer Fredette did it again.

Without Brandon Davies, going against a New Mexico team playing with their season on the line, Fredette went ham in the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, scoring 33 points in the first half and finishing with 52 on the game.

It really was an incredible performance.

But its not necessarily a good sign for BYU.

Fredette took 54% of BYU's shots last night. Throw in the four assists that he had, and the Jimmer accounted for 26 of BYU's 34 field goals. This coming on a team that got all of 21 minutes and a single point from their bench. It was an incredible performance. But its not the kind of performance that is going to be replicated night in and night out. One-man teams with six-man rotations are not generally a safe bet to make.

The Cougars advance to face San Diego State for the third time this season as the Aztecs knocked off UNLV thanks to a game-winning floater from DJ Gay:

SDSU has a ton of size up front, and without Brandon Davies in the lineup, BYU will be at a severe disadvantage. With Kawhi Leonard, Malcolm Thomas, and Billy White on the floor at the same time, the Aztecs attack the glass as well as anyone in the conference.

If the Cougars do happen to pull out a win, there is still a chance they would be able to earn a No. 1 seed. A three game sweep of San Diego State, with the third game coming without Davies, is pretty impressive.

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