Fredette leads No. 13 BYU past San Diego State

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Jimmer Fredette scored 26 points and Jackson Emery added 18 as No. 13 BYU beat San Diego State 82-68 on Wednesday night to move within a half-game of first place in the Mountain West Conference.

The Cougars (26-3, 11-2 MWC) host No. 10 New Mexico on Saturday, with the winner taking the conference lead into the season's final week.

Fredette and Emery scored three points each in a balanced 14-2 run by the Cougars midway through the second half to break open a tight game and send BYU to its 21st straight victory at home in front of a sellout crowd.


D.J. Gay scored 15 points to lead San Diego State (20-8, 9-5 MWC). The Aztecs entered with a four-game winning streak and a chance to move into a second-place tie with the Cougars.

The nation's top free-throw shooting team, BYU made 21 of 28 free throws. Fredette, who was shooting 90 percent from the line, missed five free throws. But he hit four of eight 3-pointers after being named a Naismith Trophy nominee earlier in the day.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

UtahSportsBYU Cougars


Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast