BYU Cougs in the news: Abouo has dominating performance; The latest on Davies, Tavernari and Collinsworth

Charles Abouo had a huge performance on Friday night as his FOS Provence squad fell 75-70 in overtime to Lille.

Abouo was the game’s leading scorer with 27 points on 9-for-16 shooting from the field, including 5-for-8 from 3-point range and 4-for-5 from the foul line. He added four steals, three rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.

It was the fourth time on the season where he scored at least 20 points and his 20th time scoring in double figures across all competitions.

The big night boasted Abouo’s season average to 13.8 points per game on 47.3 percent shooting from the field, including 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. He also contributes 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals in 28.2 minutes.

Brandon Davies was also in action during the week as Zalgiris Kaunas lost to Baskonia 84-64 in EuroLeague play. Davies finished with six points on 2-for-7 shooting from the field and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He added three rebounds, two steals and an assist in 17:45.

Through 26 EuroLeague games, he is averaging 7.9 points on 57.3 percent shooting from the floor and 88.7 percent shooting from the foul line. He also averages 3.0 rebounds and nearly an assist a night in 15:33.

Davies and Zalgiris bounced back on Saturday as they knocked off Siauliai, 69-58. In the win, Davies totaled seven points, five rebounds and a block while matching a season-high with five assists in 17:06.

In Lithuanian League action, he is averaging 8.4 points on 55 percent shooting with 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15:50.

Jonathan Tavernari saw time in a key European competition as well as Dinamo Sassari got hammered by Le Portel, 100-81 in FIBA Europe Cup play. In the 19-point loss, Tavernari went scoreless while missing his only three in nine minutes of work.

The season has been a work in progress for Tavernari who has shot the ball really well when he gets minutes, but that time hasn’t come on a consistent basis. While he has been on an unbelievable roll shooting the ball, he has struggled to stay on the floor because of foul trouble in the games where he does play.

Kyle Collinsworth‘s Dallas Mavericks were in action on Friday in a 122-115 loss to the Toronto Raptors, but Collinsworth did not play. It was the first time in the last five games that he didn’t get on the floor.

On the season, Collinsworth is averaging 2.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting with 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 13.3 minutes.


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