BYU Cougs in the news: Brandon Davies delivers a pair of must-watch dunks; Harvey Langi should be ready to go; Bartley reaches a milestone (video)

Published: March 2, 2018

Brandon Davies was in attack mode on Thursday as Zalgiris Kaunas came away with the important 90-74 win over FC Barcelona Lassa.

The former BYU big man had two poster dunks in the contest as Zalgiris improved to 15-9 in EuroLeague action.

The first came in the second quarter when he got to the basket after setting a pick and threw home a baseline jam.

The second massive dunk came in the fourth quarter on another pick-and-roll as Davies caught a bounce pass from Kevin Pangos and hammered home the one-handed finish while drawing the foul.

All told, Davies had a solid night in the win, finishing with nine points on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor and 1-for-1 from the foul line. He added four rebounds, a steal and a block in 19:42.

In EuroLeague games, Davies is averaging 7.9 points on 58.5 percent shooting from the field and 87.9 percent st the charity stripe to go along with 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 15:21.

Good news on Harvey Langi

NESN beat reporter for the New England Patriots, Doug Kyed tweeted out some good news for BYU football and Harvey Langi fans on Thursday.

Langi missed much of his rookie season after he and his wife were injured in a car accident.

Bartley reaches milestone, has big game in win

Frank Bartley IV has been on a roll offensively of late and Thursday night was no different as he led the Ragin’ Cajuns to an 85-74 win over Arkansas State.

In the win, the former BYU guard totaled a team-high 18 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc and 5-for-5 from the foul line. He also chipped in with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 31 minutes as Louisiana improved to 26-4 on the season and 16-1 in Sun Belt play.

It was his ninth straight game scoring at least 17 points and the 12th time on the year that he hit at least three shots from 3-point land.

He also reached a milestone in the big win as he passed the 1,000-point mark in a Ragin’ Cajuns’ uniform.

So far this season, Bartley in averaging 17.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting with 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 30.4 minutes.

Aytes has another great shooting night

Jamal Aytes had another good showing on the offensive end, but it wasn’t enough as the Thunderbirds got crushed by Eastern Washington, 74-51.

Aytes totaled 15 points in the loss on 6-for-7 shooting from the field and 3-for-5 from the foul line in 23 minutes of work. It was his 14th time in the last 15 game where he scored in double figures.

On the season, he is averaging 12.6 points on 58.2 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 5.0 rebounds in 20.8 minutes.




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