Jimmer Fredette scored 47 points against rival Utah last night, and also hit this half court shot at the end of the first half in a 104-79 win.
What more could you ask for? Well evidently, missing a dunk is unforgivable. Fredette couldn't escape the razzing from teammates in the second half after missing a throw down on a fast break. However, Fredette took over the scoring lead from UConn's Kimba Walker after the domination of the Utes.
Fredette scored 32 points in the first half, making five of six three-pointers and shooting 10-15 from the field. The 47 point mark is two points shy of his career high, a 49-point performance against Arizona last season.
BYU (17-1, 3-0 Mountain West), shot 47 percent from the field, and at one point had a 29-point lead. Fans were chanting for BYU head coach Dave Rose to put Fredette back in the game late, in order to attempt 50 points. Rose eventually obliged, but there was not enough time left on the clock for the guard to accomplish the feat.
According to ESPN:
"While Rose insisted he didn't know how many points Fredette had, Fredette did. 'Of course. I won't lie to you,' Fredette said when asked if he wanted 50. 'It was Coach's decision. The most important thing is that we won. It was a great night anyway.'"
The game was the last meeting for BYU and Utah as members of the Mountain West Conference. Utah will move to the Pac-12 next season while BYU shifts to the West Coast Conference.
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