BYU Cougs in the news: Brandon Davies leads the way in huge EuroLeague win; The latest from Kyle Collinsworth and Charles Abouo

Brandon Davies came through in a big way as he produced his largest offensive output of the EuroLeague season on Friday as Zalgiris Kaunas delivered CSKA Moscow only its sixth loss, 85-73.

Davies paced Zalgiris in the huge win with 17 points on 6-for-13 from the floor and 5-for-7 from the foul line. He also contributed five rebounds and a block while playing a season-high 25:09.

EuroLeague Basketball’s YouTube channel shared highlights of the game, including a key and-one late in the contest from the former BYU big man.

Davies took to social media after the game to talk about how the crowd played a role in the victory.

Zalgiris now stands at 17-12 and in sixth place with one game left in the EuroLeague season before the playoffs start.

In those 29 games, Davies is averaging 8.1 points on 57 percent shooting from the field and 86.3 percent from the foul line to go along with 3.1 rebounds in 15:44.

Davies has provided some solid production during the Lithuanian League season as well, averaging 8.3 points on 55 percent shooting with a team-best 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26 games.

Charles Abouo was also in action on Friday as his FOS Provence squad fell to Denain, 82-73. In the nine-point setback, he finished with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in 27 minutes of work.

On the season, Abouo is putting up 13 points a night on 44.5 percent shooting from the floor and 75 percent from the charity stripe. He also chips in with 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 28.2 minutes.

The Dallas Mavericks were in action on Friday night as well, but Kyle Collinsworth didn’t play as the Mavericks fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 93-92. It was Collinsworth’s third DNP in the last eight games.

Through 27 games, the former BYU guard is averaging 2.7 points on 38.2 percent shooting from the floor. He also manages 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.7 minutes a contest.

The Mavericks will be back on the floor on Sunday as they travel to Cleveland to face off with LeBron James and the Cavaliers.



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