BYU guard Jimmer Fredette scored 34 points to lead the Cougars into the Sweet 16 with an 89-67 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs Saturday night in Denver.
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No. 11 Gonzaga (25-9) vs. No. 3 BYU (31-4)
Tonight, 5:45 p.m., Pepsi Center, Denver
Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
Brigham Young and Gonzaga will get a head start on their upcoming West Coast Conference rivalry when the two schools square off in Denver on Saturday with an NCAA tournament Sweet 16 berth on the line. The third-seeded Cougars are departing the Mountain West for the WCC, a league the 11th-seeded Bulldogs have dominated for more than a decade. There's nothing like an NCAA contest to get the competition churning and this matchup features perennial NCAA darlings Gonzaga against ever-popular Jimmer Fredette of the Cougars. The Bulldogs won their 10th straight game with an 86-71 victory over St. Johns on Thursday while BYU set a school record for victories in season when it topped Wofford 74-66.