Published: January 22, 2018
It was a busy weekend on the hardwood and the field for many of the former Cougars who are playing on teams throughout the world.
Matt Carlino had another productive day on Sunday for the Roseto Sharks in a 91-85 loss to Montegrano. Carlino totaled a team-high 23 points on 9-for-22 shooting from the field and 2-for-3 from the foul line. He added four rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 21 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals in 31.6 minutes a game.
Jonathan Tavernari had a productive game as he put up his best stats of the season in an Italian League game. In a 102-96 overtime loss to Mia-RO Cantu, the former BYU sharpshooter recorded 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the field, including 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. He added a pair of rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes of work.
Eric Mika also saw the floor on Sunday in an 88-70 loss to league-leading Gremani Basket Brescia. In 30 minutes of action, Mika totaled five points, six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block as VL Pesaro dropped to 4-12.
On the season, he is averaging 13.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 28.5 minutes a game.
Tyler Haws had three games over the weekend as the St. John’s Edge swept a western road trip in Ontario. His best game came in a 122-104 win over the Niagara River Lions on Sunday when he totaled nine points, four rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes.
Through nine games, Haws is averaging 7.7 points, 1.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 21.7 minutes.
Brandon Davies also made some solid contributions in two wins for Zalgiris. His best showing came in an 86-82 win over Valencia in EuroLeague action when he totaled eight points on a perfect shooting day of 3-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He added five rebounds and an assist in 10:14.
In 19 EuroLeague games, he is averaging 7.6 points on 62.5 percent shooting from the floor and 87.2 percent from the free-throw line in 14:47.
Kyle Collinsworth’s Dallas Mavericks were also in action with a road game in Portland, but the NCAA’s leader in triple-doubles didn’t play in a 117-108 loss to the Blazers on Saturday.
In five appearances, Collinsworth is averaging 1.4 points on 66.7 percent shooting in 6.6 minutes.
In the college game
Jamal Aytes had a solid outing in a starting role as the Southern Utah Thunderbirds knocked off Eastern Washington 66-62 in overtime on Saturday. In the victory, he totaled 11 points, five rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in 30 minutes.
On the season, Aytes is averaging 11.4 points on 55.6 percent shooting with 5.1 rebounds in 19.2 minutes.
Jordan Chatman scored in double figures for the fifth straight game as the Boston College Eagles fell to the Louisville Cardinals 77-69 on Sunday. Chatman finished with 12 points on 4-for-11 shooting from the floor and 2-for-3 from the foul line. He added three rebounds, two assists and two steals while playing all 40 minutes.
While he didn’t have his best shooting game of the season, Chatman made two huge threes late as the Eagles made a furious comeback to cut an 18-point deficit to just two in the final minute before Louisville salted the game away with six free throws.
On the season, he is averaging 13.4 points on the strength of 43.6 percent shooting from 3-point range to go along with 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 35.2 minutes.
Jake Toolson had a solid shooting afternoon on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the Utah Valley Wolverines got crushed by New Mexico State 86-59. Toolson registered nine points in the loss on 3-for-5 shooting from the field, including 1-for-2 from distance and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe.
On the season, he is averaging 11.9 points on 50 percent shooting with 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
As for the other former Cougars in that game, Isaac Neilson had eight points, two rebounds, a steal and a block in 16 minutes while Cory Calvert went scoreless in two minutes.
On the season, Neilson is averaging 6.2 points on 70.5 percent shooting from the field with 5.0 rebounds in 15.4 minutes. Calvert in putting up 1.5 points, 1.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 9.8 minutes.
On the gridiron
Kyle Van Noy made some big plays as the New England Patriots came from behind to knock off the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 to advance to another Super Bowl. In the win, Van Noy recorded a team-high tying nine tackles, including five of the solo variety. He also registered a sack, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a pass breakup.
Mitch Harper shared video of the key pass breakup on Twitter.
His play earned him plenty of love on social media, including mentions from a couple of former Cougars, Jimmer Fredette and Brandon Davies.