COL BKB: Brigham Young 89, UNLV 77

Jan. 6, 2011 at 12:33 AM

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Jimmer Fredette scored a season-best 39 points Wednesday in helping No. 14 Brigham Young overcome a slow start and down Nevada-Las Vegas 89-77.

Fredette reached the 30-point mark for the fourth time this season, making seven 3-pointers while hitting 12-of-25 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line.

UNLV led by as many as 10 points in the first half but the Cougars caught up by intermission and opened as much as a 21-point advantage in the second period.

It was the opening Mountain West Conference game for both teams.

Jackson Emery had 22 points for BYU (15-1) and Brandon Davies had 15.

UNLV (12-3) got 26 points off the bench from Anthony Marshall.

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