BYU 77, Colorado State 69

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Rashaun Broadus scored 11 first-half points
to help Brigham Young lead from buzzer to buzzer and beat Colorado
State 77-69 Wednesday night.

BYU (19-7, 11-4 Mountain West) has now won nine of its last 10
games and five consecutive to move into a second-place tie with Air
Force in the conference.

Colorado State (15-13, 4-11) had won two straight and three of
four games before the loss to BYU.

The Cougars, ahead 37-34 at the break, began the second half by
outscoring the Rams 17-2 to take a 54-36 lead.

The Rams stayed close and were able to cut the BYU lead to six
with 31 seconds remaining at 73-67 with a 9-0 run that featured six
points by Michael Harrison.

Jimmy Balderson and Fernando Malaman both hit a pair of free
throws for the Cougars down the stretch to preserve the win for

In the first half, BYU started the game with a 22-6 run over the
first eight minutes of the game. Broadus scored nine of his team
high 13 points during the run.

CSU was able to pull close by halftime by holding the Cougars
scoreless over the final 4:30 of the half.

Starters Brock Reichner and Trent Plaisted scored 12 and 10
points for the Cougars while Balderson and Malaman came of the
bench to add 12 and 11 points respectively.

Harrison had game highs in points and rebounds with 17 and
seven, respectively. Cory Lewis scored 13 points and had four
assists, but committed six turnovers for the Rams.