Cinderella's Slipper Doesn't Fit Air Force

By: Greg Beacham - AP Sports Writer Email
By: Greg Beacham - AP Sports Writer Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jimmer Fredette scored 21 points, Jonathan Tavernari had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and no. 25 BYU overcame a halftime deficit in a 80-69 victory over Air Force on Thursday in the Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Lee Cummard scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, adding eight rebounds and seven assists as the top-seeded Cougars (22-9) survived a scare from the surprising ninth-seeded Falcons, who went winless in 16 regular-season Mountain West games before beating Colorado State in Wednesday's play-in.

Anwar Johnson scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half for Air Force (10-21), which led 41-38 at halftime by outrebounding and outshooting the taller Cougars. The Falcons even kept it close until the final minutes, when Lamont Morgan Jr. and Tavernari hit key 3-pointers to finish off BYU's fifth straight victory.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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