FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Jimmer Fredette scored 36 points as No. 16 BYU continued its domination of Colorado State with a 92-70 victory over the Rams on Wednesday night.
The conference's leading scorer was 12 for 22 shooting including 6 of 10 on 3-pointers. Jason Emery added for 16 points for BYU (24-3, 9-2 Mountain West).
The Cougars hold an 87-45 advantage over the Rams and have beaten them eight straight times while sweeping the last three season series.
Travis Franklin led Colorado State (15-10, 6-5) with 14 points. Andy Ogide had 13 points for the Rams, who had their three-game winning streak snapped and never led after early in the first half.
Fredette made 3-pointers on his first two shots of the second half to extend BYU's lead to 46-33. Dorian Green's 3-pointer kept the Rams close, 52-40, but Jonathan Tavernari had seven points, including a 3-pointer, over a three-minute stretch to put the Cougars up 61-44 with 12:51 left.
It was 72-51 after another 3-pointer by Fredette with a defender draped all over him at the 10:05 mark. Travis Busch got Colorado State within 76-57 with a pair of short jumpers with 6:09 remaining.
BYU got it to 81-57 when Fredette sank two free throws and Tavernari made a 3 and the Rams never got closer than 18 the rest of the way.
Fredette had 17 points by halftime as BYU was up 23-13 after his 3-pointer with 7:14 left. The Rams got as close as 25-19 after two free throws by Greg Smith, but Fredette hit a layup and free throw.
Franklin, 8 for 14 from the line in the first half, managed only one free throw in four attempts on his team's next two possessions. Tavernari and Fredette made the Rams pay with 3-pointers to push the lead back to 34-20. Fredette made his last shot as time was winding down in the half to keep it a 10-point game.
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