NCAA Scores: Jimmer Fredette Leading the Way Against Wofford
NCAA Scores Jimmer Fredette Having A Strong First Half Against Wofford
The nation has caught Jimmer fever. And how can it not?
Jimmer Fredette is averaging 28.5 points per game and doing it while hitting shots from all over the floor. In fact he might be one of the few players I've ever seen in my years of watching college basketball to hit a half-court buzzer beater and miss a dunk in the same game.
But don't get it twisted, the kid can play. He's one of the best shooters in the game and in the Cougars' first Tournament game against Wofford, Fredette is carrying BYU. He has 15 points on 5-of-12 from the field as the Cougars held a four-point lead against Wofford at the half as of this posting.
And truth be told, that's how it has to be.
The Cougars have some nice players around him, but it's no secret they go as Jimmer goes. And not surprisingly after the rest of his teammates have shot a combined 7-for-23 from the field in the first half. Jimmer Fredette has had to do it himself tonight, and so far the shots are falling for him.
One has to wonder how much longer the Cougars can go with Fredette carrying them like this, but it's been so far, so good. Noah Hartsock is the only other BYU player in double figures and he's doing a solid job for them so far underneath, but one has to think eventually someone else needs to step up for the Cougars.
Then again considering the theme of the day for the higher seeds has been survive and advance, maybe Fredette can carry them. We'll have to see in the second half how it goes.
But we can expect Fredette to have the ball as much as possible. And with Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery calling the game, we can also probably expect another close finish and at least a few more declarations of "Onions."
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