Lorrenzo Wade, a former Cheyenne High School star, scored 24 points and his layup with 26 seconds remaining helped lift San Diego State to a 64-62 victory over top-seeded Brigham Young tonight in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Cougars’ Jimmer Fredette was fouled by the Aztecs’ Richie Williams on an apparent 3-point attempt with 10.6 seconds left. After a replay review, the officials ruled Fredette’s toe was on the line. He made both free throws to close BYU’s deficit to 61-60.
San Diego State’s Kyle Spain was fouled and made the first of two free throws with 10 seconds to go. The Aztecs retained possession on the rebound, and Wade was fouled and hit two free throws. Wade was 11-for-11 at the line in the game, and he also had seven rebounds.
Lee Cummard scored on a layup with 1.6 seconds to go for BYU (25-7). Fredette finished with 17 points and Cummard had 11.
Fourth-seeded San Diego State (23-8) advanced to play the Wyoming-Utah winner in the championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Wade had 20 points and 10 rebounds Thursday when the Aztecs eliminated UNLV, 71-57.