Jones, Gaels glad BYU no longer has Jimmer

RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer Published:

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Lamont Jones has played against BYU before.

But he only remembers one player who's no longer with the Cougars.

Jones, now a top player for Iona, guarded BYU phenom Jimmer Fredette before transferring out of Arizona. Fredette torched Arizona for 49 in one game, 33 in another.

No wonder Jones is confident that the Gaels (25-7) can beat the Cougars (25-8) in a battle of No. 14 seeds on Tuesday night at the First Four.