7:57 PM ET, March 19, 2011
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Jimmer Fredette's 34 put BYU in school's first Sweet 16 since 1981
DENVER -- The game was decided, the clock ticking down and the Brigham Young fans were the ones doing the celebrating."Sweet 16! Sweet 16!" they shouted. Then, an even more fitting refrain: "You got Jimmered!"Yep, Gonzaga sure did.And next, Jimmer Fredette takes his high-scoring show to the Big Easy.
• Jimmer Fredette led the way with 34 points (7 of 12 on 3-pointers), giving him 66 points in the NCAA tournament this year, and giving him 30 for the sixth time in his past seven games.
• BYU improved to 9-0 against WCC schools in the past five years and beat a WCC school in the tournament for the first time.
• BYU won by its second largest margin of victory in the tournament. The Cougars beat UCLA by 23 in 1981.
• The Mountain West Conference has two teams in the Sweet 16. In the history of the conference (formed in the 1999-2000 season), only two teams total had reached the Sweet 16.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-57 (.421)||31-59 (.525)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-9 (.222)||14-28 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-21 (.810)||13-15 (.867)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
|» Mar 19, 2011||@BYU 89, GONZ 67||Recap|
West Coast Conference Standings
With BYU and San Diego State both winning today, the Mountain West has two teams reaching the Sweet 16 this season... In the history of the conference, which was formed in the 1999-2000 season, the Mountain West had only two teams to reach the Sweet 16 entering this season...neither advanced to the Elite 8[+]
Sweet 16 Appearances
ESPN Stats & Information