Wofford has a plan for Jimmer Fredette

March, 14, 2011
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It's no secret how Wofford plans to attack BYU on offense, as Terriers coach Mike Young has watched only film of the five games the Cougars have played since losing top post player Brandon Davies to suspension. Wofford can feed the ball inside to Noah Dahlman, last season's Southern Conference player of the year and one of the top scorers in the nation, and go from there.

In the process of reviewing the tapes, Young got to the New Mexico game and got a good look at Jimmer Fredette. "I had to excuse myself from the film room and walk out in the hallway watching a replay of the New Mexico game," Young said. "It's a quiet 52. He scores like he breathes."

Still, it appears as if Wofford isn't going to do much differently or anything special when it comes to trying to contain Fredette. The Terriers have spent four years game-planning against College of Charleston's Andrew Goudelock, a scoring point guard whose range is equal to Fredette's.

For the assignment, Young said his team already has a good idea of what they're going to do try to contain Fredette. It starts with the team's top defender in senior Jamar Diggs.

"He's tenacious," Young said of Diggs. "He's quick as a cat. He's got great hands. He is as competitive as any human being I’ve ever been around. Fredette is a special, special player. I will look forward to Jamar guarding him, and I will look forward to our team guarding him. Fredette may get the best of him, but my guy's going to fight."

So in the face of getting Jimmered, No. 14-seeded Wofford will take its best shot. The Terriers nearly upset Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season and know the challenge Fredette presents.

"All the accolades and everything that's come his way, he deserves every bit of it," Young said. "I love watching him play."

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