BYU Cougs in the news: Davies brings home a championship; Tavernari signs two-year extension; The latest on Haws and Carlino

Published: February 21, 2018

Brandon Davies had some productive performances over the weekend as Zalgiris Kaunas took home its first championship of the season with an 81-62 win over Vilniaus Lietuvos Rytas in the KMT Cup final.

In the championship game win, Davies totaled seven points on 3-for-5 shooting from the field and 1-for-2 from the foul line. He added three rebounds and a steal in 13:27.

During the three-game tournament, he averaged 10.7 points on 57.9 percent shooting from the floor and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line to go along with 4.7 rebounds in 16 minutes while starting each contest.

Through 22 LKL regular season games, he is averaging 7.9 points on 54.4 percent shooting with 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 15:34.

Davies has also appeared in 22 EuroLeague games where he is putting up 7.6 points on 60.2 percent shooting from the field and 86.3 percent at the line while adding 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 14:58.

Jonathan Tavernari signs contract extension

Jonathan Tavernari will spend the next two seasons with Dinamo Sassari.

The team announced over the weekend that the former BYU sharpshooter had signed a two-year extension to stay with the club through the 2020 season.

After seeing limited minutes early on in the season, Tavernari has played well of late thanks to some fantastic performances shooting the ball. In his last four Italian League games, he is averaging 9.5 points on 58.8 percent shooting from 3-point range with 2.8 rebounds in 16.3 minutes.

Included in that stretch was a game against Fiat Torino where he scored a season-high 15 points on the strength of 5-for-7 shooting from 3-point land in 20 minutes of action.

Speaking of former Cougars playing in Italy, Matt Carlino had another double-figure scoring game as his Roseto Sharks came away with a 94-85 win over Bergamo.

In the win, Carlino totaled 12 points, five rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes of work as the Sharks won their fourth game of the season.

Through 12 games, he is averaging 18.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 29.9 minutes.

While Carlino continues to put up nice numbers in big minutes in Italy, Tyler Haws has struggled to find a consistent role with the St. John’s Edge of Canada’s NBL.

Haws went scoreless after missing his only two shots in four minutes of work on Monday as the Edge knocked off the Windsor Express 112-108. It was his second game in a row where he didn’t score a point while playing less than 10 minutes.

Through 16 games, BYU’s all-time leading scorer is averaging 5.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting from the floor and 87.5 percent from the charity stripe with 1.1 rebounds in 16.4 minutes.


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