Brigham Young beats Western Oregon 85-64

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Jonathan Tavernari scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Brigham Young to an 85-64 win over Western Oregon Tuesday night.

Western Oregon (6-5) took an early 11-0 lead, but the Cougars (12-2), led by Tavernari's 10 points, were able to cut the deficit to 23-19 with 11:05 remaining in the half.

Following a basket by Stanley Ratcliff that pushed the Wolves' lead to 25-19, BYU ran off 17 straight points to take a 36-25 lead before the half.

Mike McLaughlin's basket about a minute into the second half cut the Cougars' lead to 44-37, but that was as close as the Wolves could get. BYU scored seven straight, including a one-handed dunk by Tavernari off an alley-oop pass by Jimmer Fredette, to take a 51-37 advantage.

Fredette scored 13 while Lee Cummard and Lamont Morgan, Jr. each scored 12 for BYU.

Travis Kuhns led the Wolves with 15.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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