Posted: Feb 10, 2011 1:39 AM by Lee Douglas
Updated: Feb 10, 2011 1:41 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Jimmer Fredette scored 25 points and No. 7 BYU used runs of 16-0 and 14-0 to cruise past Air Force 90-52 Wednesday night.
Fredette, the nation's leading scorer, reached the 20-point mark for the 10th straight game to lead the Cougars (23-2, 9-1 Mountain West) to their 12th consecutive victory over the Falcons (13-10, 4-6).
After Air Force cut the BYU lead to 36-27 on an Evan Washington dunk to start the second half, the Cougars scored the next 14 points.
BYU blew open a 15-12 game with a 16-0 run early in the first half, holding Air Force scoreless for 7:51. The Falcons fought back with an 11-0 run to cut the lead to 31-23 with 2:13 remaining, but Fredette scored five straight points to give the Cougars a 36-25 halftime lead.
Tom Fow and Michael Lyons led the Falcons with 11 points apiece.
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