BYU Cougs in the news: Collinsworth is on fire; Davies with big game in win over EuroLeague champs; Fredette back on the floor (video)

Published: December 16, 2017

Kyle Collinsworth is playing the best basketball of his young career and putting up numbers that are very reminiscent to his days at BYU.

He continued that hot trend on Friday night as the Texas Legends knocked off the Oklahoma City Blue 118-116.

In the win, Collinsworth totaled 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the floor, including a 3-point shot in the final second of the first half to tie the game. He added a game-high 11 assists to go along with six rebounds, three steals and a block in 37 minutes.

The Legends Twitter page shared highlights of his really nice showing.

It capped off an extraordinary week for Collinsworth who has totaled four straight double-doubles while shooting better than 60 percent from the field in each game. He also narrowly missed two triple-doubles, had the best two rebounding performances of the season and his best three assists totals of the year.

During that four-game stretch, he averaged 18.3 points on 66 percent shooting from the floor with 10.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals in 38.5 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 10.6 points on 53.2 percent shooting while adding 8.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals in 35.6 minutes.

Brandon Davies had a huge game on Thursday as Zalgiris Kaunas came away with a 90-89 win over Fenerbahce in round 12 of EuroLeague action. In the win over the defending EuroLeague champs, he registered 14 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting from the field and 2-for-3 from the foul line. He added four rebounds in 15:53 on the floor.

Davies followed that up with nine points, seven rebounds and a pair of assists in 8:12 as Zalgiris beat Vytautas 89-70 on Saturday.

In 12 EuroLeague games, he is averaging 8.2 points on 62.7 percent shooting with 2.5 rebounds in 15:08.

In 15 LKL games, he is averaging 8.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 14:55.

Jimmer Fredette was also in action, but didn’t have as much luck as his Shanghai Sharks fell to the Liaoning Flying Leopards 98-79 on Friday.

Fredette had a tough night in the loss with 15 points on 5-for-15 shooting from the field, including 1-for-6 from beyond the arc and 4-for-4 from the foul line. He added three steals, two rebounds and an assist in 30 minutes of action.

On the season, he is averaging 38.8 points on 44 percent shooting from inside the arc, 45 percent from distance and 96 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 7.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.0 steals in 41.3 minutes.

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