BYU Cougs in the news: Davies has big double-double in EuroLeague semifinals; Abouo delivers MVP performance; Carlino has big scoring night (video)

Brandon Davies had a big night as he posted his first career EuroLeague double-double, but it wasn’t enough as Zalgiris Kaunas fell to Fenerbahce in the semifinals, 76-67.

The former BYU big man finished with 12 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor and 100 percent from the foul line. He added a game-high 11 rebounds (five on the offensive end), two assists and a steal and was the game’s highest ranked player with a 21 player index rating in 25 minutes on the floor.

The SPG Basket YouTube channel shared highlights of Davies from the hard fought game.

During 35 EuroLeague games, Davies is averaging 9.5 points on 58.3 percent shooting from the field and 86.4 percent from the free-throw line to go along with 3.5 rebounds in 17:22.

Zalgiris and Davies will finish up EuroLeague play on Sunday when they square off with CSKA Moscow in the third-place game.

Charles Abouo also delivered a huge double-double on Friday as his FOS-Provence squad knocked off No. 1 ranked Blois, 70-63.

The former Cougar wing earned MVP honors in the win after he registered a game-high 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the floor and 50 percent from beyond the arc. He also contributed a game-best 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 29 minutes.

In 34 games, Abouo averaged 13.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting while adding 4.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals in 27.8 minutes.

With the win, FOS-Provence improved to 24-10 on the season to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pro B playoffs to matchup with Nancy.

Matt Carlino had a massive performance of his own on Thursday as the Roseto Sharks earned the right to stay in Serie A2 with a 94-89 win over Cuore Napoli Basket.

In the win, Carlino finished with 27 points on the strength of a 5-for-9 shooting night from beyond the arc while connecting on 80 percent of his free throws. He added five assists, three rebounds, a block and a steal in 35 minutes.

In 21 regular season games, he averaged 18.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 30.3 minutes.

In five playout games, he managed 18.2 points on 51 percent shooting from inside the arc and 39 percent from 3-point land. He also chipped in with 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 31.2 minutes.

While Jordan Chatman‘s season at Boston College has been over for quite some time, we got some unexpected fun on Friday with the release of his 2017-18 Eagles highlight tape from Nathan Bubes on YouTube.


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