Freshman Scores 19 to Lead BYU to Victory over Hartford

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Jimmer Fredette scored a career high 19 points along with four steals to lead Brigham Young to a 97-73 win over Hartford on Tuesday night.

BYU (4-0) had five players in double figures, including Lee Cummard and Jonathan Tavernari with 18 points each. The Cougars shot 62 percent from the field and made 13 of 22 3-pointers.

After trailing 46-22 at halftime, Hartford (1-4) fought back in the second half and pulled within 12 at 58-46 on a 3-pointer by Morgan Sabia with 10:40 remaining. Sabia scored a team-high 19 points, all in the second half.

The Cougars responded immediately with a 9-0 run to push the lead back to 21.

BYU also had a 22-4 run in the first half and a 14-3 spurt just before halftime.

BYU outrebounded the Hawks 37-19. Tavernari had a game-high eight rebounds.

Hartford, which struggled from the floor in the first half, shot 53 percent in the second.

The victory extended BYU's home winning streak to 34 games.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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