JImmer Fredette lived up to the hype as he casually scored 43 points in tonight's win over previously undefeated San Diego State, and this leaves Ohio State as the only undefeated team in college basketball. Fredette was five-for-eight from three-point range -- 14-24 overall -- and at the end of the first half scored the final 15 points for BYU. Fredette's scoring streak kept BYU in the game through the end of the half. Besides making three-pointers, one which was almost another 30-footer, Fredette was able to beat any Aztez player off the dribble to score.
The second half was when the game started to take fold when BYU took advantage of San Diego State's cold streak which lasted nearly nine minutes late in the second half where BYU pulled away. For BYU they were a one man show because outside of Fredette the only other person in double figures was Brandon Davies who had 14 points.
Kevin Durant is a big fan of Fredette:
Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!!
As for San Diego State they were led by forward Kawhi Leonard who ended up with 22 points and 15 rebounds, and 90 minutes prior to the game he was hooked up to an IV 90 minutes prior to the game with flu-like systems. Beside the cold shooting in the second half, free throw shooting hurt San Diego State as they went made only nine-of-fifteen from the line with most coming in the second half.
The win for BYU puts them at 20-1 and 6-0 overall in Mountain West play while San Diego State falls to 20-1 and 5-1 in league play. These two teams meet up again on Feb. 26 in San Diego.