BYU Cougs in the news: Davies, Abouo deliver dominating performances in big wins; Collinsworth has solid night for Mavericks

Published: April 6, 2018

Brandon Davies has caught fire on the offensive end of the floor at exactly the right time of year.

The former BYU big man had his biggest performance in EuroLeague action on Friday as Zalgiris Kaunas came from behind to knock off Olympiacos, 86-85.

Davies finished with a game-high 18 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor and 10-for-11 from the free-throw line. He added EuroLeague bests of six rebounds and four steals while adding an assist and a massive block in 22:56.

The EuroLeague Twitter account shared video of the huge block.

Davies was especially good during the fourth quarter when he collected a pair of huge steals and scored seven straight points for Zalgiris from the foul line to tie the game.

It was his 12th time scoring in double figures in EuroLeague play, including six times in the last nine games.

In 30 games, Davies is averaging 8.4 points on 57 percent shooting from the field and 86.9 percent from the foul line to go along with 3.2 rebounds in 15:58.

With the win, Zalgiris improved to 18-12 in EuroLeague action and secured the No. 6 seed in the playoffs where they will face off with Olympiacos once again.

Abouo had big game in tight win

Charles Abouo had another great game on Friday as FOS Provence held on to beat Le Havre, 82-81.

Abouo earned the game’s MVP in the win after totaling a game-high 24 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-3 from beyond the arc and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

In 27 games, he is averaging 13.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting with 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 28.2 minutes.

Collinsworth has solid night in loss

Kyle Collinsworth had another solid outing on Friday night as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Detroit Pistons in overtime, 113-106.

The former BYU guard managed four points on 50 percent shooting while adding three assists, two blocks and a rebound in 19 minutes.

Collinsworth did almost all of his damage late in the game while playing the whole fourth quarter and overtime. His first basket of the game came early in the fourth on a layup that the cut the Pistons lead to one. His other bucket came later in the quarter when he connected on a mid range jumper to tie the game at 93.

In 30 games, he is averaging 3.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.3 minutes.


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