Jan 8, 2011 5:55 PM by Jordan Mason
PROVO, Utah (AP) - Jimmer Fredette scored 22 points, Jackson Emery tied Danny Ainge as BYU's career steals leader, and the 15th-ranked Cougars beat Air Force 76-66 on Saturday.
Noah Hartsock had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Brandon Davies added in 10 points and six boards for BYU (16-1, 2-0 Mountain West Conference).
Michael Lyons scored 14 points and Mike Fitzgerald added a career-high 13 for Air Force (10-5, 1-1).
Fredette had 13 points after the break to stretch the Cougars' seven-point halftime lead to 18 midway through the second half.
The Falcons pulled to 69-61 with 3 minutes remaining, but Hartsock hit a 3-pointer with 1:45 to go to seal BYU's win.
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