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What’s next? Cougar Basketball looks to build on record setting 2009-2010 season

This is an exciting time of year for Brigham Young University sports fans–basketball season has begun. The Brigham Young University Cougars are looking to follow up on their record setting season of last year. The Cougars return one of the most explosive backcourts that they have had in years with senior Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery. Fredette is the university’s first preseason All-American since Danny Ainge and Emery is one of the finest defenders that the university has had in a long time.

Preseason All-American Jimmer Fredette, 2010.

Jackson Emery drives against UNLV. (Image courtesy BYU Photo)

Fredette and Emery are joined by eight other returning lettermen making this one of the most anticipated seasons in the history of basketball at Brigham Young University.

The Cougars are coached by Dave Rose. Rose took over the helm of BYU basketball in 2005 from Steve Cleveland and over the last five years has established himself as one of the best to ever coach the Cougars. His record of 127-40 equals an unmatched winning percentage of 76%. Rose has been the recipient of numerous awards including Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year twice (2006 and 2007). Last year’s basketball team set a record with 30 wins for the season and advanced past the first round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in seventeen years.

Coach Dave Rose watches the action unfold against Kansas State in last year's NCAA tournament. (Image courtesy of BYU Photo)

Fans interested in learning more about the Cougar basketball program under Coach Dave Rose can consult the basketball media guides that are part of UA 669 (Athletic Media Guides collection). Click here to access a blog posting discussing other sources on the history of basketball at BYU. If you would like to know more, please contact the University Archivist at (801) 422-5821 or gordon_daines@byu.edu.

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