Posts Tagged ‘Jamaal Williams’

Phil Watson of Fansided’s Hoops Habit looked at the NBA award races and Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert was mentioned multiple times.

First, Watson has Gobert at No. 3 in the race for Most Improved Player, stating, “Now in his fourth season, Rudy Gobert continues to make strides for the Utah Jazz.”

Then, after talking about Gobert’s stat line, Watson continued, “Gobert has learned what he does well and does that, taking a whopping 98.9 percent of his shots from inside of 10 feet and 85.4 percent from three feet and in. He’s made 77 dunks already and those account for 42.2 percent of his attempts.”

Gobert is brought up once again in the Defensive Player of the Year category, where he is listed at No.1.

Talking about his defensive skills, Watson writes, “But the rim projection Gobert provides — he allows opponents an NBA-low 53.2 percent shooting percentage in the restricted area, per — allows the Utah perimeter defenders to take chances they otherwise would not be able to take.”

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The BYU Cougars couldn’t overcome a flurry of late turnovers as they fell 35-32 to West Virginia at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars had two opportunities late in the fourth quarter to pull the game out, but a pair of costly interceptions sealed their fate as they dropped to 1-3 on the season.

Scoring recap

West Virginia got on the board first when running back Rushel Shell scored from 6 yards out to cap an 88-yard drive. One of the key plays came when Skyler Howard found Ka’Raun White for an 8-yard completion to move the chains on fourth and 5.

BYU answered right back when Taysom Hill connected with Mitchell Juergens for the 25-yard touchdown to tie the game. Jamaal Williams did a lot of work on the possessions with seven carries for 46 yards, including an 8-yard run on third and 4.

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The rivalry’s back,

second time in three games.

Though it’s so close together,

a lot sure has changed.


Devontae’s a Bronco,

and Bronco’s a Cav.

New names and new faces.

So what do we have?


Kalani and Detmer,

and even Ed Lamb,

all joined the Y staff

to hit a gland slam.


Wilson and Covey are gone,

and also K. Scott.

Off to new places.

Do the Cougs have a shot?


Hill and Williams are back

for one final ride,

wearing the Y on their helmets

With a whole lot of pride.


Trying to beat the Utes,

do the Cougs have enough?

Utah’s so deep on the lines.

It will be oh so tough.


Will the Y end the streak,

or will it be six in a row?

So many questions,

on Saturday we’ll know.


The rivalry’s back.

This one’s on the hill.

A battle for Utah.

It will be such a thrill.