No. 23 BYU beats Mississippi Valley State by 50 points

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PROVO (AP) -- Jimmer Fredette scored 16 points and Jackson Emery added 15 to help the 23rd-ranked BYU Cougars cruise to an 86-36 victory Tuesday night over winless Mississippi Valley State in the second game of the South Padre Island Invitational.

BYU (4-0) led 37-10 at halftime, matching the Cougars' all-time record for fewest points allowed in the first half.

For a while, this game was actually close as both teams struggled early. Through the first eight minutes, BYU and Mississippi Valley State were a combined 4 of 20 with 13 turnovers. The Cougars led just 6-5 and 12-7 before Fredette hit his first 3-pointer.

From there, BYU never looked back as the Delta Devils (0-4) shot just 25 percent overall and committed 25 turnovers.

BYU opened the second half with an 18-2 run and now has won by an average of 33 points.

Jason Holmes led Mississippi Valley with 15 points and six rebounds.

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