All week Wofford heard about Jimmer Fredette and his scoring ability. On Thursday, they became witnesses as Jimmer led No. 3 seed BYU pushed past No. 14 Wofford 74-66 in the First Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament in Denver, Colorado.
Fredette scored a game high 32 points and played the role of maestro at times and finished with 8 assists. Four other Cougars scored in double figures and shot 20-24 from the FT line.
The Terriers were led by prolific scorer Noah Dahlman with 22 points on a super efficient 10 shots. Wofford struggled mightily from 3 point range only connecting on 3-18 on the night. It was clear that the BYU 2-3 zone bothered the Terrier shooters in the 2nd half as they went more than four minutes without a field goal down the stretch.
BYU moves on to face the winner of the St. John’s – Gonzaga winner on Saturday.