- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PROVO, UTAH (AP) - Jimmer Fredette scored 26 points to lead No. 23 Brigham Young to a 78-72 win over Utah State on Wednesday night.

With the Cougars (2-0) leading 74-71 and 25 seconds left, Noah Hartsock and Fredette each hit two free throws to put the game out of reach.

Tai Wesley scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half to lead the Aggies. He fouled out with 2:10 left in the game. That foul was ruled intentional and put Chris Collinsworth on the line where he converted both free throws to push the BYU lead to 74-69.

In the first half, Fredette tried to break the game open early by scoring 12 of BYU’s first 15 points to help the Cougars to a 15-7 lead. Brian Green immediately responded for the Aggies by sinking three straight 3-pointers to pull within one at 17-16.

Green finished the game with 17 points for Utah State (1-1).

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