Former BYU guard Jordan Chatman stepped to the line and calmly sank four free throws in a two-second span to ice the game as Boston College held on to knock off the No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils on Saturday afternoon.
It capped off a wonderful day for Chatman who finished with a season-high 22 points on the strength of 5-for-9 shooting from 3-point range and 5-for-6 from the foul line. He added six rebounds and an assist while playing all 40 minutes as the Eagles improved to 7-3 on the season with the huge conference win.
Chatman did most of his damage on the offensive end during a key first-half stretch where the Eagles turned a six-point deficit into a seven-point lead. During that important run, he scored 15 of the Eagles’ 34 points while hitting 4 of 5 shots from beyond the arc including threes on back-to-back possessions to push the lead to seven.
He added an early second half three before his clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch sealed the win.
Chatman also did a very nice job on the defensive end as he helped to limit the explosive backcourt duo of Grayson Allen and Trevon Duval to 9 of 30 shooting from the floor, including just 1-for-12 from 3-point land.
Through nine games – he missed a loss to Nebraska with an injury – Chatman is averaging 11.9 points while shooting 93.3 percent from the free-throw line with 2.7 rebounds in 33 minutes.
Jake Toolson also had a terrific all-around performance this week as the Utah Valley Wolverines hammered Weber State 83-56. In the big win, he finished with eight points, nine assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes of action.
On the season, he is averaging 12.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.7 minutes a night.
In the pros
Kyle Collinsworth had one of his best shooting nights of the season on Friday as the Texas Legends fell to the Westchester Knicks 116-112. He finished with 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. He added six rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in 34 minutes.
A lot of the production for Collinsworth came in the fourth quarter where he had eight points, two assists, a rebound and a block.
The Texas Legends’ Twitter page shared a highlight package of his strong performance.
On the season, he is averaging 8.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting from 3-point range. He also chips in with 7.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 34.8 minutes a contest.
Rashaun Broadus is also in the middle of a hot-shooting stretch for the St. John’s Edge in Canada’s NBL. He connected on 8 of 11 shots from beyond the arc and hit 10 of 11 free-throws as the Edge beat the London Lightning on back-to-back nights. During those two big wins, he averaged 22 points and four assists in 32 minutes.
Through nine games, he is averaging 13.6 points, 3.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds.
Brandon Davies continued his excellent shooting from the floor as well as Zalgiris Kaunas outlasted Greek power Panathinaikos 80-74 in EuroLeague action.
In the important victory, he finished with nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from the floor, including a late basket to help put the game out of reach.
In 11 EuroLeague games, Davies is averaging 7.6 points on 58.5 percent shooting from the floor and 84.6 percent from the foul line in 15:03 a contest.