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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fredette’s 34 lead BYU to 89-67 win over Zags

BYU guard Jimmer Fredette (32) drives to the basket against Gonzaga guard Demetri Goodson (3) in the first half of a Southeast regional third round NCAA tournament college basketball game, Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Denver.

BYU guard Jimmer Fredette (32) drives to the basket against Gonzaga guard Demetri Goodson (3) in the first half of a Southeast regional third round NCAA tournament college basketball game, Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Denver.

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— Jimmer Fredette made seven 3-pointers and scored 34 points to help No. 3 seed Brigham Young defeat No. 11 Gonzaga 89-67 on Saturday and move to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time in 30 years.

The nation's leading scorer had trouble getting his shots in the first half. But he opened the second by hitting a 3 from five feet beyond the arc as part of an 11-2 run that broke the game open.

The Cougars (32-4) will head to New Orleans to play Florida in the Southeast regional semifinals Thursday. This is BYU's deepest run into the tournament since 1981, the year Danny Ainge went coast to coast for a last-second layup to beat Notre Dame in the round of 16.

Elias Harris and Steven Gray had 18 points for the Bulldogs (25-10).

Comments

Hank Cross 9 years, 3 months ago

Mizery better hope UF or someone else in that region finishes off Jimmer, or the record for most tourney appearances w/o a FF will be all MU's. How fitting.

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