BYU defeats San Diego St. 77-71

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PROVO, Utah (AP)—Jonathan Tavernari and Lee Cummard scored 16 points apiece to lead BYU to a 77-71 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.

The duo combined to make 7-of-11 from 3-point range for the Cougars (15-4, 3-2 Mountain West), who shot 56 percent from the field and 52 percent from behind the arc. Lamont Morgan Jr. came off the bench to add 12 points and five assists for BYU.

The Cougars took a 41-32 lead into the break, but San Diego State (13-5, 3-2) closed the margin to 70-66 late in the second half. A 3-pointer by Tavernari with 1:30 remaining helped seal the win for the Cougars.

Lorenzo Wade led San Diego State with 18 points, while Mehdi Cheriet added 14 points and Tim Shelton finished with 11.

The Aztecs’ leading scorer, Kyle Spain, scored five points to give him 999 for his career. He sat out the final eight minutes after yelling at assistant coach Mark Fisher and then arguing with head coach Steve Fisher.

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