BYU Cougs in the news: Van Noy sets new career-high in tackles; Elijah Bryant, Brandon Davies have big scoring nights in wins

By: Jay Yeomans

Published: November 12, 2018

It has been a great sports weekend for the BYU Cougars and many of the alumni. Not only did Jimmer Fredette set a career-high with 75 points (you can read all about that here), but Taysom Hill, Kyle Van Noy, Elijah Bryant, Brandon Davies and Eric Mika also had very strong showings for their perspective teams.

Here is a look at how everyone played over one of the most fun weekends for a Cougar fan in a long time.

Cougs in the NFL

Kyle Van Noy was a busy man on Sunday as he totaled a career-high 12 combined tackles, including five of the solo variety as the New England Patriots got hammered by the Tennessee Titans, 34-10.

On the season, Van Noy has 65 combined tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and a special teams touchdown in 10 games.

Taysom Hill also had an impactful day as the New Orleans Saints dismantled the Cincinnati Bengals 51-14. He carried the ball four times for 24 yards and just missed out on his first career touchdown pass on a ball that bounced off the hands of Ben Watson. Hill also registered another special teams tackle as the Saints ran their record to 8-1.

On the season, Hill has carried the ball 27 times for 157 yards and a touchdown while completing two passes for 54 yards. He also has a pair of receptions and four tackles.

Michael Davis had a nice day with four combined tackles and a pass defended as the Los Angeles Chargers improved to 7-2 on the season with a 20-6 win over the Oakland Raiders.

On the year, Davis has 21 tackles, two forced fumbles and a pass defended.

Cougs on the hardwood

Elijah Bryant shot lights out again as as the Hapoel Mall Hayam Eilat Sharks hammered Ironi Hai Motors Nes Ziona, 105-85 on Sunday.

The former BYU standout finished with a team-high 24 points on 11-for-14 shooting from the field and 2-for-4 from the foul line. He added seven rebounds (three on the offensive end) three steals and an assist in 31 minutes on the floor.

Through six games, Bryant is first in the Israel’s top division in scoring, averaging 22.3 points a game on 60.2 percent shooting to go along with 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists for the 3-3 Sharks.

Davies delivers in big EuroLeague win

Brandon Davies had his best performance of the season on Friday as BC Zalgiris Kaunas came away with an important 72-60 win over Buducnost VOLI Podgorica.

Davies was the man of the match, finishing with a season-high 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the field and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He added five boards and a steal in 24:01 on the court.

In six EuroLeague contests, Davies is averaging 14.5 points on 59.3 percent shooting to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 23:45.

Mika has best game of the year

Eric Mika had easily his best showing of the young season as Germani Brescia Leonessa fell to Dolomiti Energia Trento, 76-75. In the close loss, he finished with 10 points on a perfect 4 of 4 shooting from the field and 2-for-4 from the charity stripe. He added two rebounds and two blocks in just 18 minutes on the floor.

On the Italian League season, Mika is averaging 5.3 points and 2.8 assists in 14 minutes a night.

The latest on Abouo and Carlino in France

Charles Abouo had a really nice showing on Saturday as his Blois squad escaped with a 89-88 win over Chartres.

In the win, the former BYU swingman registered 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-2 from 3-point land and 2-for-2 at the foul line. He added four rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes of work.

In five French League games, Abouo is averaging 10.4 points on 51.4 percent shooting while adding 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 23.4 minutes.

As for Matt Carlino, he scored 14 points, grabbed two rebounds and handed out two assists in 23 minutes off the bench as Roanne fell for the first time this season, 92-87 to Evreux.

Despite coming off the bench during every ProB game, Carlino is fifth in the league in scoring, averaging 17.2 points a night on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor, 44.8 percent from beyond the arc and 100 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 22 minutes a contest.

Haws plays key role in another win

Despite an off shooting night, Tyler Haws had a solid game on Friday as Levitec Huesca came away with a 79-74 win over Rio Ourense Termal. In the victory, BYU’s all-time leading scorer registered nine points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists in 33 minutes.

In seven games this season, Haws is averaging 13.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting from the field and 100 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28:37 a night.

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