Can anyone stop Jimmer Fredette?

December, 31, 2010
12/31/10
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BYU's Jimmer Fredette had a December to remember.

He's averaging 28.5 points over the past six games to move up to third on the nation's scoring list. He also got to play twice in his home state of New York.

Playing against Buffalo, about a five-hour drive from his hometown, Fredette appeared to be held in check with a six-point first half before this happened, according to the Buffalo News.
A native of Glens Falls, Fredette scored 28 of his season-high 34 points in the second half, which led [Buffalo coach Reggie] Witherspoon to call him "a bad dude."

"If you do a bad job on him, he gets 50," Witherspoon said. "There's enough witnesses out there that saw him do it."

Fredette was 11 for 24 from the field, 4 of 12 from three-point range and 8 of 10 from the free-throw line.

BYU won 90-82, setting the stage for the huge Mountain West Conference opener at UNLV on Jan. 5.

How big is this matchup? UNLV's Tre'Von Willis, the Rebels' best defender, already got asked about facing Fredette Thursday night.

First the Cougars have a tune-up against Fresno Pacific Saturday, and they will more than likely be 14-1 going into UNLV.

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