Jonathan Tavernari scored a game-best 19 points against Southern Utah. He also claimed two blocks, two assists and two steals. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
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Jonathan Tavernari-- Men's Basketball -- Sophomore -- Sao Bernardo, Brazil
Sophomore forward Jonathan Tavernari scored a game-best 19 points and shared game-high honors with two blocks while adding six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes off the bench vs. Southern Utah. The native of Sao Bernardo, Brazil, converted 60 percent of his field goal attempts, making 9-of-15 shots from the floor, including 1-for-3 from behind the arc.
Tavernari carried the Cougar scoring load in the second half, scoring 15 points in his 17 minutes on the floor to lead BYU to the 70-55 victory that extended the nation's longest homecourt win streak to 38 games. Tavernari has led BYU in scoring twice this season. He also paced the Cougars with a career-high 29 points in BYU's upset of No. 6 Louisville.