Wyoming Falls To BYU, 84-60

Jan. 31, 2009

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PROVO, Utah (AP)--Jimmer Fredette's scored 19 of his career-high 28 points in the first half as BYU pulled away early and beat Wyoming 84-60 on Saturday.

BYU (16-5, 4-3 Mountain West) outscored Wyoming 38-12 in the paint and the Cougars' bench outscored Wyoming's reserves 20-4.

Lee Cummard had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Cougars, who shot 57 percent from the field.

BYU held Wyoming (14-7, 3-4) to 35 percent shooting for the game and forced 17 turnovers.

Afam Muojeke led the Cowboys with 17 while Brandon Ewing scored 15.

Fredette's steal and layup with 9:26 remaining in the first half gave BYU a 20 point lead at 32-12. Wyoming was never able to get closer than 14 the rest of the way and trailed by as many as 30 late in the game.

The Cowboys limited BYU leading scorer Jonathan Tavernari to only five points, 12 below his average.