(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
ATLANTA, Ga. – BYU senior Brandon Davies totaled 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead the East All-Stars to an 87-81 win over the West in the 2013 Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game at The Georgia Dome.
Ohio University’s D.J. Cooper was named the Reese’s Perfect Player of the Game from the East team as he scored 11 points to go with four rebounds and a game-high nine assists.
Iowa State’s Will Clyburn was named the West’s Reese’s Perfect Player of the Game as he finished with a game-high 17 points to go with eight rebounds.
Davies led the East to a 43-33 lead at the half with eight points and six rebounds. Clyburn had seven first half points to lead the West while Mouphtaou Yarou from Villanova had a team-high six rebounds in the opening half. The East took its largest lead of the game 60-45 with 13:45 left.
The West then got back in the game by scoring eight straight to begin a 17-4 spurt, cutting the deficit to just two at 64-62 following a basket by Bucknell’s Mike Muscala with 7:42 left in the game.
The East led 68-66 with 5:04 left and put the game away with a 9-0 run keyed by a pair of baskets by Long Beach State’s James Ennis to take a 77-66 lead with 2:11 remaining.
VCU’s Troy Daniels knocked down a 3-pointer with 25.6 seconds left to pull the West to within four at 83-79, but that was as close as they would get. Ennis led the East with 13 points while E.J. Singler (Oregon) and Davies had 12 points each for the East, coached by Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin. Also for the East, Rodney McGruder (Kansas State) finished with 11 points while Jake Cohen (Davidson) added 10 points in the win. Singler and Davies had nine rebounds each to lead the East.
Muscala added 15 points and eight rebounds while Jack Cooley (Notre Dame) finished with a double-double with 13 points and a game-high tying 10 rebounds for the West team, coached by Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Yarou also had a game-high 10 rebounds for the West.
The game will be rebroadcast on CBS Sports on Sunday, April 7, at 12 p.m. MDT.