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Sunday, January 24, 2010
Aztecs take best shot, Fredette scores

By Diamond Leung

BYU star guard Jimmer Fredette saw the sign and apparently brushed it off.

He smiled after looking into the San Diego State student section and seeing a sign asking, "Which wife gave you mono?" reports to Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Fans at sold-out Viejas Arena dressed like Mormon missionaries, talked trash and even threw trash, but at the end of the day BYU survived 71-69 in a hostile environment and improved to 20-1.

Fredette, still regaining strength after bouts with strep throat, went 11-for-19 from the field, canned five three-pointers and all six of his free throws including two to seal the win.

It was a good night for Mountain West Conference basketball and a made-for-TV event, as evidenced by another sign held up in the student section that Dan Hayes from the North County Times told me about:

"Hi Mom(s)"