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Nevada drops shootout to BYU
by Associated Press
Dec 22, 2009 | 502 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LAS VEGAS — Jimmer Fredette scored a career-high 33 points and Jackson Emery added 27 to lead BYU to a 110-104 win over Nevada in the third round of Las Vegas Classic on Tuesday.

This was the Cougars biggest offensive output against a Division I opponent, since a 110-69 win over Morgan State on Dec. 28, 1995.

Fredette was 11 of 16 from the field and 9 of 9 from the free-throw line. Fredette, who had six assists, was held scoreless for the game’s first 9 minutes.

Emery, who also scored a career high, was 9 of 13 from the field and 5 of 7 from 3-point range for BYU (11-1), which scored 64 second-half points and was 27 of 28 from the free-throw line.

Armon Johnson led Nevada (6-5) with 30 points and five assists. He was 13 of 21 from the field. Dario Hunt added 21 points along with nine rebounds. Luke Babbit added 20 points and six rebounds.

Tyler Haws added 18 points on 6 of 6 from the field and free-throw line for BYU.

After trailing 50-46 at halftime, the Cougars took the lead on Tyler Hawes’ three-point play with 14:17 left, 63-62. The lead grew to as many as 10 twice late in the second half before a late Wolf Pack run that cut the lead to 102-98 with under a minute.

Nevada plays the loser of the Tulsa-Nebraska tomorrow night in the consolation game.
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