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Brigham Young

BASEBALL: BYU struggled against Arizona State losing Friday's first game of a doubleheader 15-5 in Tempe, Ariz.

Bright spots for the Cougars were second baseman D.G. Nelson with two runs, one hit, and two RBI, and third baseman Tyson Dowdell Hitting a home run.

Next stop for the Cougs is Southern Utah University, Feb. 16 in Cedar City. BYU's home opener will be March 22.

MEN'S GOLF: BYU slides one stroke to a even 300 in Friday's second round of the International Intercollegiate men's golf tournament at Monterrey, Mexico.

Todd Pence leads the Cougars with an overall score of 145 and a second round score of 74.

WRESTLING: The BYU wrestling squad earned a 22-19 victory over Oregon State Friday.

BYU won five of the first six matches with Morgan Robertson, 158, making the match for BYU. Robertson was matched against OSU's Jason Gutches, but Robertson prevailed winning a 7-4 decision.


MEN'S TENNIS: The Utah men's tennis team got back on the winning track as it shut out Region VII foe Idaho State, 7-0, Friday at the Eccles Tennis Center. The victory ups the Utes' season record to 4-5 overall and 1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference, while the Bengals fall to 0-1.

Utah's No. 1 player Christian Svensson missed the ISU match in favor of competing at the 1996 Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoors Championships in Dallas, Tex. The 27th-ranked junior from Stockholm, Sweden, dropped his consolation match, 7-6 6-2, on Friday to 12th-ranked Chris Groer of Vanderbilt. Svensson was defeated in the opening round, 7-6 6-0, by 14th-ranked Richard Wernerhjelm of Virginia Commonwealth.

Junior Colleges

BASKETBALL: Dixie College, ranked 15th in the nation, dropped Salt Lake Community College 75-62 Friday. Dixie (21-3) was led by Keon Clark's 18 points, 16 rebounds and 7 blocks while Kevin Simpson poured in 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Salt Lake (14-9) was led by Ryan Addison's 22 points and six steals and Matt Pinkney's 17 points and 10 boards.

Utah Valley State College also defeated Snow College 110-106 in overtime on Friday.

Dixie travels to Orem to take on SWAC leader UVSC at the David O. McKay center with the winner likely hosting the Region 18 tournament.

In women's action, UVSC defeated Snow 79-64 while SLCC (13-6) downed the Dixie (13-11) women 64-45. Shelly Karren paced the Bruins with 13 points and five assists.