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BYU defeats Weber State 87-70

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Jimmer Fredette scored 23 points and handed out a game-high seven assists, and Jackson Emery added 15 points to lead BYU past Weber State 87-70 Friday night.

Fredette and Emery turned a one-point game into a rout with six minutes to play when each hit back-to-back three-pointers. Fredette added two free throws to complete the 14-2 run, after which the Cougars led 72-59.

BYU (5-0) improved to 18-0 against Weber State all-time at the Marriott Center.


Damian Lillard led the Wildcats (1-4) with 23 points and Lindsay Hughey scored 16. Each made four 3-pointers for Weber State.

Emery made 4 of 6 three-point attempts and Fredette made 3 of 5.

The Cougars jumped to an early 18-4 lead with torrid shooting, but Weber State built a comeback around offensive rebounds and drives to the basket by Lillard and Hughey.

Lillard converted a three-point play and made one of his four 3-pointers to give Weber State a 43-40 lead. The teams traded the lead until Hughey nailed a 3-pointer to pull Weber State within 58-57.

Emery made a 3-pointer, then took a pass from Fredette on a fastbreak and nailed another. After a Weber State timeout, Fredette hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key. After another timeout and two free throws by Weber State's Matt Washington, Fredette fired in another 3 and added two free throws on BYU's next possession.

Kyle Bullinger had nine points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Wildcats. Jonathan Tavernari scored 14 points and had seven rebounds for BYU.

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

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