LAS VEGAS — BYU's Jimmer Fredette became the school's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Danny Ainge, and broke his own school single-game scoring record, by exploding for 52 points Friday night.

Oh, and by the way, the No. 8 Cougars finally defeated New Mexico, ending a four-game losing streak to the Lobos, with an emotional 87-76 victory at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Top-seeded BYU (30-3) avenged the Lobos' regular-season sweep and advanced to the Mountain West Conference Tournament finals against the winner of the San Diego State-UNLV game.

Read the rest of Jeff Call's game recap here.

New Mexico vs No. 8 Brigham Young

Friday, 7 p.m. MT, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas


Radio: KSL 1160 AM, 102.7 FM

Game notes


New Mexico vs No. 8 Brigham Young


New Mexico vs No. 8 Brigham Young

Previous coverage

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New Mexico beats Colorado State 67-61, will face BYU Friday

No. 8 BYU holds off upset-minded TCU 64-58 to advance


BYU team page

Jimmer Fredette

New Mexico team page

Dairese Gary