BYU Vs. Wofford Final: Cougars Pull Away Late, 74-68



The first half of this game had the feeling that Wofford was going to follow in the footsteps of the other double-digit seeded teams that pulled off the upset in the early sessions. BYU's biggest lead in the first half was only five points and periodically trailed against Wofford.

BYU needed all of Jimmer Fredette's 32 points which gave him 1,000 on the season making him only the 19th player in NCAA history to have 1,000 points in a season. Fredette was only two-for-nine from three-point range, but he was able to get to the line 12 times in 10 games. For BYU to move on to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1981 Fredette will need to be more consistent from beyond the arc.
A pleasant surprise for BYU was forward Logan Magnusson who played 26 minutes, scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. BYU is in need of a big man to step up and help with the scoring and rebounding void left by Brandon Davies being out. Magnusson was the only of three players to come off the bench for BYU and he was the only one to play double-digit minutes. Depth could be an issue the farther BYU goes in this tournament.

Wofford was led by Noah Dahlman who did all he could to keep Wofford in the game by scoring 22 points and nine rebounds, but it was just not enough to pull of the upset over BYU.

Here is BYU's Jackson Emery after the game:



Here are post game comments from the BYU win:



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