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Great Clips of the Week: Cosmo had a 3-point dunk go viral. What else is new?

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - Feb. 10, 2020 at 11:01 a.m.



PROVO — BYU basketball isn’t the only group tearing up the Marriott Center as the calendar flips to February.

The Cougars' 10-game home-court winning streak that has them poised for their first NCAA Tournament berth in four years extends to … the mascot?

No, really.

As always, click the video above for more Great Clips of the Week.

Cosmo does it again

Is it news when this cat does something special anymore?

Cosmo may have one-upped even his prodigious pedigree this time.

During a break of BYU basketball's 90-76 win over San Francisco, the cat was caught doing Cosmo-like things again.

Kudos to Eric Watson for this birdseye view of the dunk, which quickly went viral via ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Barstool and other social media outlets.

Yes, that’s Cosmo flying through the air for a dunk from the 3-point line (with some help from a few of his friends).

And just so you know how difficult that shot was — how many things had to go exactly right for one particular dunk, here’s an alternate angle.

What can Cosmo not do?

Razzle Dazzle in the XFL

The NFL season is over, and America has entered the long, dark offseason without football.

But wait — not this year.

The XFL kicked off over the weekend, with the eight-team league promising to fill the offseason with the nation’s most popular sport. And it started — where else? — in the nation’s capital, with a little sizzle. The last part was courtesy of DC Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones and a spicy double-pass to the sideline for a 31-yard touchdown to Khari Lee.

The Defenders ended up winning their inaugural game, 31-19, over the visiting Seattle Dragons. That makes former BYU offensive lineman De’Ondre Wesley 1-0 in league play.

In other scores from around the four-game opening weekend of the XFL, former BYU receiver Colby Pearson scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Matt McGloin in the New York Guardians’ 23-3 win over the Tampa Bay Vipers.

For a full list of XFL players and coaches with local backgrounds, visit here.

Keep Kobe-ing

The Kobe Bryant tributes keep pouring in, two weeks after the NBA superstar’s tragic death in a helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of his 13-year-old daughter Gigi and seven others in Southern California.

Add former Mountain Crest quarterback Alex Kuresa to the list of impressive tributes.

The former BYU, Snow College and Portland State quarterback painted a wood mural of the former Laker legend that will stand the test of time, a legacy both to Bryant’s impact on the game of basketball and Kuresa’s skills as an artist.

Rest in peace, all of the victims.

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