BYU Cougs in the news: BYU holds firm in ‘Bottom 25’; Jordan Chatman has solid weekend

Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports released his latest Bottom 25 in college football rankings and the Cougars stayed put at No. 20 even after the home loss to UMass on Saturday.

Speaking of the Cougars, he wrote, “Awful nice of BYU to schedule a 13th game in the worst season it has had in like forever.”

It is one spot behind BYU’s last opponent of the season, Hawaii who came in at No. 19.

The loss to the Minutemen caught the eye of SB Nation’s Alex Kirshner, who wrote, “The Minutemen are better than they’ve been before, but that shouldn’t happen. The Cougars are on something like their fourth-string quarterback and fifth-string running back, but it still shouldn’t happen, and offensive coordinator Ty Detmer is going to have a hard time explaining such a paltry output at home against UMass.”

While it wasn’t the worst home loss in school history, it has to be up there.

Thankfully for players, coaches and fans, only one game remains before the schedule comes to an end. That will give the athletic department and the coaching staff plenty of time to look at how things went wrong and come up with ways where they can turn things a round.

On the hardwood

Former BYU guard Jordan Chatman put up some solid numbers during two games over the weekend for the now 4-1 Boston College Eagles. In Saturday’s 75-64 loss to Texas Tech, he finished with 11 points on 2-for-5 shooting from the field and a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line while adding three rebounds and an assist in 35 minutes of action.

The junior guard has scored in double figures in four of five games this season while averaging 10.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 31.4 minutes.

While Chatman is playing well on the college level, Brandon Davies has been contributing on one of the best teams in all of Europe.

He was in the starting lineup once again on Sunday as Zalgiris Kaunas won the battle for first place over Lietkabelis, 70-66. In the four-point win, Davies finished with six points on 3-for-6 shooting from the floor while collecting two rebounds in 12 minutes.

With the win, Zalgiris is now at the top of the Lithuanian standings all by itself at 11-1 through 12 games.

In those 12 games, Davies is averaging 8.3 points on 58.2 percent shooting from the floor with 5.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 15:58.

 

 

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