Brigham Young beats Air Force 71-50

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP)—Jimmer Fredette scored 20 points and Jonathan Tavernari added 17 as Brigham Young beat Air Force 71-50 on Tuesday night, sending the Falcons to their ninth straight loss.

Lee Cummard contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds for BYU (17-5, 5-3 Mountain West), while Chris Miles had 10. Tavernari became the 39th member of BYU’s 1,000-point club with two free throws early in the second half.

The Cougars squandered a 13-point lead, falling behind 45-43 with 10 minutes, 14 seconds remaining, but went on a 26-3 run to secure their third win in four games.

Air Force (9-12, 0-8) was infused with energy thanks to a cache of freshmen, three of whom were making their first starts. The five freshmen combined for 21 points as Sammy Schafer led the way with a career-high 12 points.

Matt Holland finished with 13 to lead Air Force.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 BYU
Jimmer Fredette Jimmer Fredette
6-10,  20 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Air Force
Matt Holland Matt Holland
4-10,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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