3/9/13 11 straight Weber wins! Hide your kids, hide your wife, cuz they winnin' every game out here! Weber State 65, Eastern Washington 57
OGDEN, Utah -- Scott Bamforth scored 18 points and Weber State closed the game on a 14-7 run to defeat Eastern Washington 65-57 Saturday night.
The Wildcats (24-5, 18-2) will take their 11-game winning streak and a No. 2 seed into next week's Big Sky Conference tournament, where they will face seventh-seeded Northern Arizona on Thursday.
Joel Bolomboy added 11 points for Weber State, which has won 19 straight games at home.
Tyler Harvey scored 17 points for Eastern Washington (10-21, 7-13). The loss eliminated the Eagles from the Big Sky tournament, which takes only the top seven teams in the conference.
With the Wildcats nursing a 51-50 lead, Bamforth hit a 3-pointer and a jumper to make it 56-50 with 4:35 left. The Eagles got within 60-57 on Parker Kelly's layup with 1:24 remaining but another 3 by Bamforth at the 57-second mark was all the cushion Weber State needed.
Who is in? Who is out?
Montana and Weber : 1st or 2nd
North Dakota owns 3rd place
Northern Colorado will either be the 4 or 5 seed
Sacramento State can finish as high as 5th but can still get eliminated
Northern Arizona can finish as high as 5th but can still get eliminated Southern Utah can finish as high as 6th but can still get eliminated
Eastern Washington can only get 7th by beating WSU plus get help
3/7/13 Wildcats shine bright like a diamond in 10th straight win Weber State 80, Portland State 52
OGDEN, Utah -- Davion Berry scored 19 points as Weber State stayed in contention for the Big Sky Conference regular-season title by defeating Portland State 80-52 Thursday night.
The Wildcats (23-5, 17-2 Big Sky), who have won 10 straight, trail Big Sky leader Montana by one game with one game remaining.
Scott Bamforth added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Weber State, which led 41-13 at halftime. Joel Bolomboy had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Wildcats shot 56 percent from the field, made 8 of 16 3-point attempts and outrebounded the Vikings 44-23.
Portland State (8-19, 5-14), which was eliminated from contention for the Big Sky tournament last week, fell to 0-13 on the road this season.
Renado Parker scored 13 points for the Vikings and Aaron Moore had 11.
3/6/13 Portland State at Weber State, Thurs night - Welcome to the No Fly Zone
Thursday night Weber will host Portland State for its second to last home game of the 2012-13 regular season. Weber State is 31-11 all-time against the Vikings and 19-1 at the Dee Events Center. The Wildcats have beat the Viks 5 straight with its last loss being in Portland on Jan 20, 2011. The only loss in Ogden was in the 2005-06 season. Coach Rahe is 13-3 vs PSU, 9-0 at home and 4-3 in Portand. Rahe has never beat a Big Sky team 14 times.
Weber's final home game and senior night will be on Saturday against Eastern Washington. WSU will honor its 2 seniors in Scott Bamforth and Frank Otis.
3/2/13 WSU wins in OT and gets 10th road win for first time in 43 years Weber State 80, NAU 78
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Davion Berry scored 25 points, Scott Bamforth added 20 and Weber State won its ninth straight contest by outlasting Northern Arizona 80-78 in overtime Saturday.
Weber State (22-5, 16-2 Big Sky) led 37-29 at halftime but the Lumberjacks used a 20-5 run to begin the second half capped off by a Gabe Rogers 3-pointer to give Northern Arizona a 49-42 lead with 8:32 remaining in the game.
Trailing 69-67 with 11 seconds left, Berry hit a pair of free throws to send it to overtime and the Wildcats scored the first seven points in overtime to hold off Northern Arizona (11-18, 8-10).
Rogers finished with 25 points while hitting six 3-pointers to lead the Lumberjacks. DeWayne Russell had 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Max Jacobsen finished with 17 points.
Weber State shot 47.3 percent from the field and was 19 of 23 from the free-throw line.
2/28/13 8 straight Weber wins Weber State 70, Sac State 55
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Davion Berry scored 22 points, including four 3-point baskets, to pace Weber State to a 70-55 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night.
Berry also had seven assists for Weber State (21-5, 15-2 Big Sky).
Scott Bamforth scored 14 points for Weber State, including four 3-pointers, and Joel Bolomboy scored 11.
Sacramento State (13-13, 7-10) got 12 points each from Konner Veteto and Dylan Garrity, and Garrity handed out eight assists.
Weber State had a 10-0 advantage in second-chance points and 7-0 edge in fast-break points. The team also had an 11-6 edge in points off turnovers.
Frank Otis grabbed eight rebounds to help give Weber State a 37-28 advantage on the glass.
2/23/13 WSU wins 20th game for 25th time in 50 years! Weber State 70, Oral Roberts 66
TULSA, Okla. -- Kyle Tresnak scored 20 points on 10-of-18 shooting and grabbed five rebounds to lead Weber State in its 70-66 BracketBusters win over Oral Roberts on Saturday night.
Oral Roberts led 36-29 at halftime but the Wildcats (20-5) responded with a 19-6 run to begin the second half capped off by two Jordan Richardson 3-pointers to take a 48-42 lead with just over 12 minutes to go in the game.
Richardson ended his night with 12 points.
The Golden Eagles fought back, and with 9:20 to go Korey Billbury hit a lay-up to give Oral Roberts (17-11) a 53-51 lead. It was short lived however as Scott Bamforth hit another Weber State 3-pointer to give the Wildcats a 54-53 advantage and they never trailed again.
Bamforth finished the night with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Shawn Glover led Oral Roberts with 16 while Damen Bell-Holter and Warren Niles each had 13.
FG % 1. Weber State .513
2. Creighton .508
3. Gonzaga .505
4. Indiana .502
5. North Carolina State .499
1. Creighton .429
2. Indiana .427 3. Weber State .423
4. Lehigh .412
5. Virginia .411
Points per game
1. Northwestern State 84.1
11. BYU 78.3
20. St. Mary's/Missouri 76.5 22. Weber State 76.3
23. Michigan 76.2
Blocks per game
1. St. John's 7.56
14. Eastern Washington 5.52
29. Southern Utah 5.12 35. Weber State 4.96
Single player FG%
1. Taylor Smith, Stephen F. Austin, .712 2. Frank Otis, Weber State, .688
Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State, .688
4. Zeke Marshall, Akron, .657
5. Gregory Echenique, Creighton, .654 87. Kyle Tresnak, Weber State, .563
WSU true freshman Joel Bolomboy is ranked 81st in the country for total blocks with 45. His 45 blocks rank 5th most in WSU history for a single season. The school record is 67 blocks by Shaun Campbell in 1984. Bolomboy has also had 2 games with 5 blocks which is 3rd most in school history for a single game. The school record is 7 swats set by Brian Devincenzi in 1980.
2/16/13 The nation's leader in FG% shoots 64% past MSU Weber State 69, Montana St 61
Associated Press OGDEN, Utah -- Davion Berry had 21 points, dished out five assists and grabbed four rebounds to lead Weber State to its sixth straight victory and a 69-61 win over Montana State on Saturday night.
Jordan Richardson scored 16 points, Frank Otis chipped in with 14 points and five rebounds and the Wildcats shot 64.1 percent from the field, making 25 of 39 attempts. Weber State (19-5, 14-2 Big Sky) hit 6 of 12 from 3-point range and was 13 of 16 from the free-throw line.
Weber State led 35-30 at halftime but used a 20-9 run to begin the second half to put the Bobcats away.
Marcus Colbert scored 19 points, pulled five rebounds and had three assists to lead Montana State (10-14, 7-9), which shot 40 percent from the field and hit nine 3-pointers. Paul Egwuonwu had 12 points and six rebounds while Christian Moon added 15.
2/14/13 Montana's 25 straight Big Sky win streak ends! Weber State 87, Montana 63
OGDEN, Utah -- Kyle Tresnak scored 19 points and Davion Berry had 16 as Weber State knocked off Big Sky-leading Montana 87-63, snapping the Grizzlies' 25-game conference winning streak in the regular season.
Frank Otis and Gelaun Wheelwright added 14 points apiece for the Wildcats (18-5, 16-2), whose fifth straight victory pulled them within a game of Montana (18-5, 14-1) and avenged a 76-74 loss to the Grizzlies earlier this season.
Mathias Ward and Will Cherry scored 18 points each for Montana, which had won 14 straight overall and a conference-record 25 in a row in the Big Sky (27 straight counting the conference tournament). The Grizzlies' last loss in conference play was also at Weber State (80-64 on Jan.
14, 2012), where the Wildcats have won 27 of their last 28 games.
Weber State pulled away early on Thursday, scoring 11 straight points to take a 26-11 lead and extending the cushion to 44-24 by halftime.
2/11/13 Weber State clinches postseason berth
With Weber State's win over Idaho State, the 'Cats have clinched a spot in the 2012-13 Big Sky Conference Tournament. Montana also clinched berth with its win this past Saturday against North Dakota. Seven teams will qualify for the conference tournament for the first time in Big Sky history due to conference expansion. Prior to '12-'13 the tournament had 6 teams qualify for the past 20+ years. The Big Sky was the second conference in NCAA Division I history to have a conference championship tournament.
The Big Sky regular season champion will host the entire tournament. From 1975-76 to 2002-03 the tournament was hosted at a single site each year. From 2003-04 until last season the first round games (quarter finals) were not at the hosting site. The 3 seed hosted the 6 seed and the 4 seed hosted the 5 seed. The top 2 teams had a bye until the semifinals.
Weber State has now qualified for the Big Sky postseason in each of Coach Rahe's seven seasons. Weber State also owns a Big Sky record 24 consecutive conference tournament appearances (1982-2005). Weber State has only missed the conference tournament twice - 1981 and 2006.
Weber hosts Montana on Thursday night. If WSU can get a win the 'Cats would be back 1 game behind the Griz with 5 to go. Montana hosted the tournament last year after finshing the season 15-1, Weber was 14-2. It was the closest, tightest race for a crown in Big Sky history . Under Coach Rahe the 'Cats have hosted the tournament 3 times - 2007, 2009 and 2010. Montana's last 3 were 1992, 2000 and 2012. Montana owns a league best 11 2nd place finishes. Weber owns the most Big Sky hardware with 19 regular season championships. Griz have the 2nd most with 8 trophies. Only NAU Cross Country has more Big Sky trophies than Weber State men's basketball.
2/11/13 A crowd of 8,758 watched WSU mash them taters Weber State 56, Idaho State 40
OGDEN, Utah -- Kyle Tresnak scored 15 points and Weber State never trailed in winning its fourth game in a row, a 56-40 victory over Idaho State on Monday night.
Davion Berry had 14 points and Frank Otis had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (17-5, 12-2 Big Sky), who held a 35-20 edge on the boards.
Tresnak scored 12 of his points in the first half as Weber State built a 31-21 lead. The Wildcats shot 49 percent while Idaho State finished at 39 percent from the field.
Melvin Morgan scored 12 to lead the Bengals (4-19, 3-11), who have lost seven straight. After trailing by 10 at the break, they came no closer than seven points to the Wildcats in the second half.
2/11/13 It's Potato Day! Idaho State at Weber State, 7 pm Big Sky Scoreboard | Radio | Big Sky TV | Live Stats | Game Notes | Twitter | Forum
Tonight is Weber's annual Whiteout game. The first 4,000 fans will receive a free
white T-shirt, courtesy of America First Credit Union. It is also America First
Credit Union Night where credit union customers can show their card and
get up to four free tickets. Those with a Hill Air Force Base ID can also get
four free tickets. It is also Utah Jazz Bear Night.
2/9/13 Weber State 75, SUU 58
OGDEN, Utah -- Davion Berry had 21 points and five assists as Weber State defeated Southern Utah 75-58 Saturday night.
Scott Bamforth and Jordan Richardson added 15 points apiece for the Wildcats (16-5, 11-2 Big Sky), who hit 11 of 20 3-pointers and shot 53 percent overall from the field en route to their third straight win.
Jackson Stevenett scored 24 points and Damon Heuir had 18 for Southern Utah (10-13, 8-6). The Thunderbirds shot just 29 percent and had their five-game winning streak snapped -- their longest in 11 years.
Bamforth and Royce Williams hit 3-pointers during a 9-2 run that put Weber State ahead 39-26 with 1:51 left in the first half. Southern Utah got within 39-31 at halftime, but Weber State pulled away and led by as many as 24 points in the second half.
2/7/13 Big Sky, Thursday Big Sky Scoreboard
Montana 73, Northern Colorado 63
North Dakota 82, Montana State 73
Southern Utah 81, Idaho State 79 OT
Sacramento State 61, Eastern Washington 55
Northern Arizona 79, Portland State 72
2/6/13 Fill The Dee for SUU @ WSU, Saturday night!
2/2/13 Weber St. 85, N. Colorado 64
GREELEY, Colo. -- Scott Bamforth had 20 points to lead five Weber State players scoring in double figures in an 85-64 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday night.
Otis Frank added 15 points, Kyle Tresnak and Davion Berry 12 each and Gelaun Wheelwright 10 for the Wildcats (15-5, 10-2 Big Sky), who shot 60.8 percent (31 of 51) from the floor.
Emmanuel Addo and Paul Garnica scored 11 points each for the Bears (6-14, 4-8), who couldn't repeat the hot shooting they had in their previous game. After shooting 71.4 percent from 3-point range (making 15 shots) against Idaho State, Northern Colorado shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the floor overall and was outrebounded 35-27.
Weber State never trailed Frank's jumper tied the game at 2-all. The Wildcats led 45-25 at the break.
1/31/13 Weber State 66, North Dakota 51
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Davion Berry scored 21 points and Frank Otis had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Weber State defeated North Dakota 66-51 Thursday night.
The Wildcats (14-5, 9-2 Big Sky), who opened conference play 9-0 before being swept last week at Montana State and league-leading Montana, got back on the winning track by shooting 46 percent and outrebounding North Dakota 40-28.
Josh Schuler had 12 points for the Fighting Sioux (8-12, 5-6), who had won four of their past five games.
Weber State opened the second half with an 11-0 run to take a 40-26 lead. North Dakota got within 53-48 with 6:44 remaining before Berry hit a 3-pointer that sparked a game-ending 13-3 run for the Wildcats. Berry had seven points in the spurt, and Otis had four.
Weber State hit 4 of 5 3-pointers in the second half after missing all five attempts before the intermission.
1/31/13 Weber State at North Dakota, 6 pm Big Sky Scoreboard | Radio | Big Sky TV | Live Stats | Twitter | Forum
Weber State 66, North Dakota 51
Eastern Washington 72, Montana State 68
Southern Utah 79, Sacramento State 67
Northern Colorado 78, Idaho State 63
Montana 81, Portland State 68
1/28/13 Montana 76, Weber St. 74
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Will Cherry scored 28 points and Montana hit 30 of 33 free throws to defeat Weber State 76-74 Saturday night in a battle between the top two teams in the Big Sky Conference.
The Grizzlies (14-4, 10-0 Big Sky) scored eight straight points to take a 74-66 lead with 41 seconds remaining, but Davion Berry scored four quick points and Gelaun Wheelwright made two layups around a pair of Montana free throws to pull Weber State within two points with 3 seconds left. After a Montana turnover, Berry's 3-pointer from mid-court fell short.
The Wildcats (13-5, 8-2) got 17 points apiece from Berry and Frank Otis, while Kyle Tresnak and Scott Bamforth each had 14.
Kareem Jamar and Mathias Ward added 11 points each for the Grizzlies and Spencer Coleman had 10.
The Wildcats outshot the Grizzlies 51 percent to 45 percent, but Montana outrebounded Weber State 31-25 and scored 13 more points at the free-throw line.
1/28/13 Montana St. 79, Weber St. 74
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Antonio Biglow and Xavier Blount scored 18 points apiece as Montana State knocked off Weber State 79-74 Thursday night.
The Bobcats (8-9, 5-4 Big Sky), who nearly beat one undefeated Big Sky team on Saturday before falling to Montana in overtime, did the trick Thursday against the conference's other unbeaten in Weber State (13-4, 8-1).
Christian Moon added 16 points for Montana State, and Paul Egwuonwu had 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Bobcats scored 19 points off 16 Wildcats turnovers while committing only seven turnovers themselves.
Davion Berry was 6 for 8 beyond the arc and had 24 points for the Wildcats, who had their nine-game winning streak snapped. Scott Bamforth added 14 points, and Kyle Tresnak had 13 points and eight rebounds. Weber State faces Montana (13-4, 9-0) on Saturday.
Montana State, which features four new starters this year, is starting to gel with six wins in its last eight games.
1/20/13 9 straight wins! Weber St. 65, Sac St. 56
OGDEN, Utah -- Scott Bamforth scored 18 points and Kyle Tresnak had 15, helping Weber State win its ninth straight game with a 65-56 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night.
Frank Otis added 12 points for the Wildcats (13-3, 8-0 Big Sky), who have beaten Sacramento State 11 straight times.
Dylan Garrity led the Hornets (8-8, 3-5) with 20 points, and Konner Veteto added 16.
Sacramento State was within 56-54 after Garrity hit a jumper with 3:21 remaining, but Weber State scored nine straight points on a basket by Tresnak, a 3-pointer by Jordan Richardson, two free throws from Bamforth and a layup by Otis.
The win sets up a big week for the Wildcats, who face Montana State (3-4 Big Sky) on Thursday before squaring off with Montana (8-0) in a battle for first place next Saturday.
1/17/13 8 straight wins! Weber St. 83, NAU 70
OGDEN, Utah -- Kyle Tresnak scored 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and Weber State shot 54.5 percent from the field in the second half to beat Northern Arizona 83-70 on Thursday night to stay perfect in Big Sky play.
Joel Bolomboy had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Weber State (12-3, 7-0 Big Sky) and Davion Berry scored 17 points including a perfect 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.
The Lumberjacks led 31-30 on a lay-up from Max Jacobsen with 2:52 remaining in the first half but Weber State closed out the half on an 8-0 run to lead 38-31 at halftime. The Wildcats led by as many as 14 in the second half and never trailed again.
Jacobsen finished with 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds for Northern Arizona (5-12, 2-5), which shot an even 50 percent from the field in the game.
1/14/13 Hot fried spuds on a Monday night! 7 straight Wildcat wins Weber St. 70, Idaho St. 54
Pocatello, ID -- Scott Bamforth scored 17 points, all in the second half, and Davion Berry added 16 points as Weber State defeated Idaho State 70-54 on Monday night.
Bamforth had eight points in a 14-2 run beginning the second half for the Wildcats (11-3, 6-0 Big Sky), who have won seven in a row.
Chris Hansen led the Bengals (3-12, 2-4) with 15 points.
The teams played even most of the first half, battling to six lead changes and five ties. The Wildcats led 28-26 at halftime.
Weber State had a 33-20 rebounding advantage for the game, led by Kyle Tresnak with nine.
1/12/13 Saturday Big Sky scores, Jan 12 Big Sky Scoreboard
Montana 85, Northern Colorado 77
Idaho State 54, Southern Utah 53
Sacramento State 60, Eastern Washington 53
North Dakota 86, Montana State 73
Portland State 79, Northern Arizona 74
Weber State at Idaho State, Monday night at 7:00 PM
1/10/13 'Cats now 12-1 in last 13 regular season Big Sky away games Weber St. 81, Southern Ut. 74
CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Joel Bolomboy had 13 points and 17 rebounds, Davion Berry scored 19 points, and Weber State beat Southern Utah 81-74 Thursday night.
Bolomboy, who was 7 of 8 from the free-throw line, got 10 of his rebounds on the defensive end. Berry was 4 of 11 from the field and 10 of 16 at the free-throw line.
Scott Bamforth had 17 points, and Kyle Tresnak had 11 for Weber State (10-3, 5-0 Big Sky).
Weber State led 30-29 at halftime in a game with six ties and 10 lead changes. The Wildcats shot 39.6 percent from the field for the game, while Southern Utah shot 35.8 percent.
Jackson Stevenett scored 29 points for Southern Utah (5-9, 3-2). Damon Heuir had 16 points. Wade Collie had a team-high nine rebounds.
1/5/13 WSU off to 4-0 start for 2nd year in a row and 3rd time in 11 years Weber St. 95, North Dakota 63
OGDEN, Utah -- Kyle Tresnak scored 22 points, Davion Berry added 20 and Scott Bamforth had 19 as Weber State defeated North Dakota 95-63 Saturday night.
The Wildcats (9-3, 4-0 Big Sky) shot 56 percent from the floor, hit 9 of 21 3-point attempts and outrebounded the Fighting Sioux 46-26 en route to their fifth straight victory. Gelaun Wheelwright added 13 points and Joel Bolomboy had 11 rebounds for Weber State.
North Dakota(4-9, 1-3) got 23 points from Aaron Anderson, 15 from Troy Huff and 10 from Jamal Webb.
Weber State used a 17-1 run to take a 22-8 lead midway through the first half, and later added a 13-2 run en route to a 46-21 halftime lead. The Wildcats led by as many as 35 points in the second half when Jordan Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 1:40 remaining.
1/3/13 Thursday Scores, Jan 3 Big Sky Scoreboard
Weber State 79, Northern Colorado 54 | Northern Arizona 57, Sacramento State 50 | Montana State 62, Portland State 59 | Montana 81, Eastern Washington 66 | North Dakota 66, Idaho State 53
1/3/13 Weber St. 79, N. Colorado 54
OGDEN, Utah -- Scott Bamforth scored 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting including five 3-pointers and Weber State stayed perfect in Big Sky play with a 79-54 victory over Northern Colorado on Thursday night.
Weber State (8-3, 3-0 Big Sky) jumped on the Bears from the beginning, starting the game with a 12-3 run capped off by Jordan Richardson's 3-pointer with 15:24 to go in the first half. The Wildcats led 43-26 at the break and never looked back.
Gelaun Wheelwright had 13 points for Weber State and Kyle Tresnak and Richardson each scored 10.
The Wildcats shot 54.5 percent from the field, making 30 of 55 shot attempts. Weber State had 17 assists as a team and forced Northern Colorado (3-8, 1-2) to commit 21 turnovers.
Tate Unruh had 15 points and six rebounds to lead Northern Colorado.
12/31/12 USA Today's Sagarin Ratings, Dec 31; WSU 79th http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/bkc1213.htm
79 Weber State
206 Sacramento State
246 Northern Arizona
253 Portland State
283 Northern Colorado
288 Eastern Washington
289 Montana State
313 Idaho State
322 North Dakota
331 Southern Utah
12/30/12 Weber St. 110, Southwest 45
OGDEN, Utah -- Scott Bamforth had 18 points as Weber State had five players score in double figures for a second straight game in a 110-45 victory against University of the Southwest on Saturday night.
Royce Williams had 17 points, Joel Bolomboy 16, Davion Berry 15 and Gelaun Wheelwright 12 for the Wildcats (7-3), who shot 69.7 percent (46 of 66) from the field, including 54.5 percent (12 of 22) from 3-point range.
The victory margin is the largest in school history.
Clarence Rivas scored 12 points for Southwest, an NAIA school in Hobbs, N.M., that classified the game as an exhibition. The Mustangs' record remained 3-8.
12/24/12 Weber St. 73, Portland St. 69 in OT
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Kyle Tresnak scored only 12 points and had five rebounds but his dunk with 1:07 remaining in overtime gave the Wildcats the lift they were looking for, giving Weber State a 73-69 victory over Portland State on Saturday night.
Tresnak's dunk gave Weber State (6-3, 2-0 Big Sky) a 72-69 lead and Davion Berry added a free throw with 17 seconds left. Four other players scored in double figures for the Wildcats with Gelaun Wheelwright and Jordan Richardson scoring 14 points apiece. Scott Bamforth added 13 and Berry finished with 12 points and seven assists.
At the end of regulation, Renado Parker hit a jumper for Portland State (3-6, 1-1) with 1:55 remaining in the game to make it 63-63, but neither team managed a point after that, missing six shots and two free throws combined.
Parker finished the game with 18 points and Aaron Moore scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
12/24/12 Weber St. 74, E. Washington 53
CHENEY, Wash. -- Jordan Richardson had 15 points, Kyle Tresnak had 14 and Weber State opened Big Sky play by producing a well balanced scoring attack to rout Eastern Washington 74-53 on Thursday night.
Weber State (5-3, 1-0 Big Sky) led 37-26 at halftime but lit up the scoreboard in the second half to eventually lead by as many as 27 with just under 12 minutes to play. The Wildcats shot 57.1 percent from the field in the second half, out-rebounded Eastern Washington 41-28 overall and were 20 of 28 from the free-throw line.
The Eagles never led in the game.
As for the balanced scoring attack, Joel Bolomboy scored nine points and had 12 rebounds while Byron Fulton and Davion Berry each had nine. Scott Bamforth had eight points and four rebounds.
Venky Jois scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Eastern Washington (2-9, 0-1).
12/16/12 BYU 78, Weber St. 68
OGDEN, Utah -- Brandon Davies had a career-high 33 points and Tyler Haws added 23 points to lead BYU to a 78-68 victory against Weber State on Saturday night.
Davies shot 14 of 17 from the floor and had eight rebounds for the Cougars (7-3), who snapped Weber State's 20-game home winning streak.
Davion Berry scored 25 points and Gelaun Wheelwright 12 for the Wildcats (4-3).
A 14-1 second -half run gave BYU permanent control. Davies and Cory Calvert had five points each during the surge while Weber State went 4:22 without a field goal. Calvert's layup made it 65-50 with 6:01 remaining, and the Wildcats got no closer than 10 the rest of the way.
The Cougars shot 53.7 percent (29 of 54) from the floor.
12/15/12 Weber State vs BYU The annual Weber State vs BYU game is tonight in Ogden at the Dee Events Center. Since 1973, the Wildcats and Cougars have played each other 37 times. Weber State is 10-27 overall against BYU, 10-8 in Ogden and 0-19 in Provo. Weber's last win against BYU was 2003 winning the game 75-69 after a 15 point halftime lead. WSU went on to win 16 more in-a-row that year to have the nation's 2nd longest win streak. Currently Weber has the nation's 4th longest home win streak at 20. The following stats are since 1963 which was the first year WSU competed as a 4-year institution as well as WSU's first year in Division I basketball.
12/8/12 Weber St. 65, UC Irvine 51
OGDEN, Utah -- Kyle Tresnak led the charge for Weber State, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds and the Wildcats hit 14 of 18 free throws in the second half to beat UC Irvine 65-51 on Saturday night.
Weber State (4-2) didn't have the greatest shooting night, making 21 of 35 from the free-throw line, was 2 for 12 from beyond the arc and shot only 41.2 percent from the field overall.
Frank Otis scored 13 points and pulled six rebounds for the Wildcats, Scott Bamforth had 11 points including a 7 for 8 performance from the free-throw line and Joel Bolomboy scored only four points but had 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Daman Starring led UC Irvine (4-6) with 15 points and four rebounds. The Anteaters shot 17 3-pointers, making only three.
12/8/12 Lillard dunks on Jimmer's Kings Portland Trailblazers' rookie Damian Lillard could have been a senior at Weber State this year.
12/8/12 Weber State postgame: Randy Rahe on Utah Valley
12/5/12 Weber St. 89, Utah Valley St. 56
OGDEN, Utah -- Kyle Tresnak scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Weber State dominated Utah Valley in an 89-56 victory Wednesday night.
Tresnak was 8 of 10 from the field, part of a 55 percent shooting effort for the Wildcats (3-2). Scott Bamforth added 18 points and made all four of Weber State's 3-pointers, and Frank Otis had 14 points.
Holton Hunsaker and Nick Thompson scored 12 points apiece for the Wolverines (5-5), and Alfonzo Hubbard had 11 points and seven rebounds.
The Wildcats didn't trail after the opening minutes, going ahead on Gelaun Wheelwright's layup 5:44 into the game and leading by as many as 35 in the second half.
Weber State was 4 of 8 from behind the arc, improving upon their 43.5 percent 3-point shooting percentage -- good for seventh in the nation entering the game. The Wildcats improved to 4-2 all-time against Utah Valley.
12/5/12 Weber State blows away UVU 89-56 Big Sky Scoreboard | Twitter | Forum
Weber State 89, Utah Valley 56
Loyola Mary 92, Northern Arizona 86 OT
UM Kansas City 73, North Dakota 70
Northern Iowa 76, Northern Colorado 59
12/2/12 Weekend Scores - Nov 30-Dec 1 Big Sky Scoreboard
Eastern Washington 79, CS Fullerton 75 | San Francisco 78, Montana 68
San Jose State 82, Montana State 74 | Northern Arizona 77, Sam Houston State 60
Loyola Mary 66, Portland State 56 | Arizona State 90, Sacramento State 70
Southern Utah 95, San Diego Christian 65 | UC Riverside 69, Northern Colorado 63
11/28/12 Weber St. 62, Dayton 61
DAYTON, Ohio -- Kyle Tresnak scored 16 points and Scott Bamforth added 15 as Weber State rallied from a seven-point deficit, then held off Dayton 62-61 Wednesday night.
Trailing 27-20, the Wildcats (2-2) went on a 16-2 run, with Bamforth scoring eight straight points in the spree, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Dayton (4-2) used a 7-0 spurt to tie it at 38, but couldn't pull ahead until a Josh Benson three-point play with 2:34 to go made it 57-56.
Tresnak knotted the game with a free throw, then Bamforth hit a 3 with 1:26 remaining.
Benson trimmed the deficit to 60-59 with two free throws, which Bamforth matched with 8 seconds left. Devin Oliver made a layup with 1 second remaining for the final margin as the Flyers saw their three-game winning streak end.
Kevin Dillard led Dayton with 18 points and Benson had 17 in the first meeting between the programs.
11/25/12 Thanksgiving Weekend Scores Big Sky Scoreboard Friday
Jacksonville State 50, Northern Arizona 48 | Wright State 60, Idaho State 45
Santa Clara 89, Eastern Washington 74
Utah State 65, Weber State 55 | Montana 67, San Diego 66 | Central Michigan 54, Idaho State 52
Northern Arizona 70, Campbell 62 | Sacramento State 71, Central Arkansas 68
#20 Oklahoma State 81, Portland State 58 | Oregon State 78, Montana State 65
11/25/12 Utah St. 65, Weber St. 55
LOGAN, Utah -- Prestin Medlin scored 17 points, Jarred Shaw had 16 and Utah State closed the game on a 12-2 run to defeat Weber State 65-55 Saturday night.
Ben Clifford added 11 points for the Aggies (3-1), who outrebounded Weber State 43-30. Shaw had 12 rebounds and Medlin added nine.
Davion Berry led the Wildcats (1-2) with 11 points.
In a game that featured 24 lead changes and 16 ties, Utah State pulled away in the final 5 minutes. With the scored tied at 53-all, the Aggies got baskets from Shaw and Kyisean Reed to go along with a pair of free throws from Clifford to open a six-point lead. After a Weber State free throw, Utah State again scored six straight points to put the game out of reach.
Neither team led by more than three points in the second half until Utah State's deciding run.
San Jose St. 68, Weber St. 67 OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- D.J. Brown converted four key free throws in the final minute of overtime and San Jose State slipped past Weber State 68-67 on Thursday night.
A basket by Davion Berry with 1:08 left in overtime gave Weber State (1-1) a 67-64 lead, but Brown brought the Spartans (1-2) back with two free throws at the 1:01 and two more with :09 showing.
James Kinney scored 24 points to lead San Jose State and Chris Cunningham had 10 points.
Davion Berry led Weber State with 21 points and Scott Bamforth scored 11. Joel Bolomboy grabbed 11 rebounds for the Wildcats
11/9/12 Weber St. 110, Arizona Christian 52
OGDEN, Utah -- Davion Berry scored 17 points to lead seven Wildcats in double figures, and hot-shooting Weber State rolled past Arizona Christian 110-52 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Joel Bolomboy added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who got most of their roster involved in the scoring against Arizona Christian, an NAIA school. Jordan Richardson had 15 points, while Frank Otis had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Weber State shot 64 percent from the field, including 70 percent in the second half, and made 13 of its 25 3-point attempts.
The Wildcats never trailed, started the game on an 18-4 run and headed into halftime with a 55-23 lead. They kept pouring it on after the break, and the final score matched their biggest lead.
Mason Jones scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Firestorm, who shot 27 percent from the field.
Big Sky My pick: Montana
The Grizzlies won 20 of their last 21 games in 2011-12, but they were dismissed from the NCAA tournament when they scored just 49 points against Wisconsin in the second round. Still, the Big Sky favorites should earn another trip to March Madness with Will Cherry (15.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.6 steals per game), who's equally effective on both ends of the floor, and Kareem Jamar (scored 15 points or more in six of the team's final 13 games). That duo led the Grizzlies to Big Sky regular-season and tournament titles last season. Mathias Ward's contributions -- 23 points in Montana's win over Weber State in the title game -- can't be overlooked, either. This core is talented enough to lead the Grizzlies to another set of crowns.
Greatest threat: Damian Lillard took his talents to the pros in the offseason. The Portland Trailblazers selected Lillard with the sixth pick in the 2012 draft. He was that good. But Weber State has a chance, although there will be a lot of pressure on guard Scott Bamforth (14.5 ppg).
X factor: In its first year in the league, North Dakota could make noise in the Big Sky. Troy Huff (13.1 ppg) is one of four starters returning for a squad that won 17 games last season.
3/14/12 CIT Round 2: Weber State at Loyola Marymount CIT Schedule | CIT Guide
The Wildcats will head to Los Angeles to take on the Lions of Loyola Marymount in the second round of the CIT Tournament. The second round matchup will take place on Sunday at the Gertsen Pavilion (capacity: 4,156). Tipoff will be at 4:00 pm.
Loyola Marymount is 20-12 after beating Cal State Fullerton 88-79 Wednesday night in the first round of the tournament. The Lions finished 11-5 in West Coast Conference games, finishing in fourth place.
Weber State is 25-6 after a 72-69 victory over Utah Valley at home Tuesday night in the first round.
WSU is 4-0 all-time against Loyola Marymount but the 'Cats have not played the Lions since December 1977.
Utah State beat CS Bakersfield 75-69 in the first round and will host conference foe Idaho in the second round on Friday night. Should WSU and USU win second round games they would meet in a quarterfinals matchup on Tuesday or Wednesday as they would be the only remaining western teams.
3/14/12 CIT Round 1: Attendance
Weber State 2,334
Old Dominion 2,246
Utah State 2,141
Indiana State 2,113
Georgia State 1,509
Loyola Marymount 1,161
American U 256
3/7/12 Montana shuts down Weber State in Big Sky final Associated Press
MISSOULA, Mont. -- It's been 20 years since Montana was this good.
Kareem Jamar and Mathias Ward each scored 23 points and the Grizzlies' erupted for 54 points in the second half to swamp Weber State 85-66 on Wednesday night and win the Big Sky Conference tournament and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
Montana (25-6) set a team record with 14 straight wins and closed with its best record since the 1992 season. The Grizzlies' last loss was Jan. 14 at Weber State.
The Wildcats led 36-31 after a first half in which they shot 58 percent. But they were blown out in the second half as Montana outscored them 54-30 on 59 percent shooting, including 8 of 12 on 3-pointers.
"What a second half, that's all I can say," Montana coach Wayne Tinkle said. "Weber came out and hit us in the mouth. I think our guys did a good job of not panicking."
Damian Lillard, the nation's second-leading scorer, scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Weber State (24-6), which lost in the season finale at Montana to give the Grizzlies the regular-season title.
Montana will make its second NCAA tournament appearance in three years and ninth overall. Jubilant fans stormed the floor after the game.
"We have achieved our No. 1 goal now and that was winning the tournament championship to go to the NCAAs," Tinkle said. "We are not out of our goals yet."
Montana has made 15 title game appearances and won eight times.
Jamar, a sophomore guard selected Most Valuable Player of the tournament, went 9 of 12 from the floor, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and added seven assists. Derek Selvig scored 16 points and Will Cherry added 13 for the Grizzlies. Art Steward scored 10.
Jamar scored 16 points and had four 3-pointers in the second half.
"They were going in, thank God," Jamar said. "I was happy that we shared the ball."
Weber State coach Randy Rahe was impressed.
"We tried to guard him and he kept moving out," Rahe said of Jamar. "They have a lot of weapons, five guys in double figures. It's hard to guard."
Kyle Tresnak scored 12 points for Weber State, which shot just 40 percent in the second half.
Rahe couldn't blame his defense for the loss.
"Sometimes a team makes shots," he said. "We got beat by a hot team tonight, on their court.
"We are not ashamed. We fought hard and came up short."
After Montana trailed by five at halftime, Ward scored the first five points of the second half to tie it at 36.
"We wanted to get the momentum," Ward said.
The teams traded the lead until Ward's jumper sparked a 10-0 run that gave the Grizzlies a 52-43 advantage with 9:38 left. Jamar scored seven of those points, and Weber was held scoreless for nearly 5 minutes as the Wildcats made just 6 of 17 shots to open the second half.
Weber State started making baskets, but Jamar replied with three 3-pointers to give the Grizzlies a 64-54 lead. Montana extended that to 70-56 with 4:30 left and the Wildcats could not reply.
Lillard said he was eager for another crack at Montana after the Grizzlies beat the Wildcats in the regular-season finale.
"I wanted to get to the NCAA tournament," Lillard said. "It hurts a lot that we fell short again after all the success we had."
In the first half, Weber State jumped to an 18-8 lead by making 7 of its first 10 shots, including all four 3-pointers. Selvig's 3 capped a 10-0 Montana run that tied the score at 25.
Lillard converted a three-point play to launch an 11-2 run that gave Weber a 36-27 lead.
Weber State led 36-31 at halftime, after shooting 58 percent while Montana shot 50 percent. Lillard and Selvig each scored 13 points in the first half.
Lillard averages 24 points per game and is the Big Sky's player of the year.
Weber State leads the nation in free throw shooting at 81 percent, but got only 10 attempts Wednesday, making eight.
3/6/12 WSU Moves On To Championship Game Weber St. 69, Portland St. 63 Associated Press
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Damian Lillard had 22 points and Weber State outscored Portland State 11-1 in the last 4:59 for a 69-63 victory on Tuesday night in a Big Sky tournament semifinal.
Gelaun Wheelwright scored 15 points and Kyle Tresnak 10 for the No. 2-seeded Wildcats (24-5), who play top-seeded Montana in the championship game on Wednesday.
It is a rematch of the teams' Feb. 28 meeting on the same floor, in which the Big Sky's regular-season crown was on the line. Montana won 66-51 to earn the championship and right to host the tournament semifinals and title game.
Charles Odum had 24 points and Chehales Tapscott 19 points and 11 rebounds for the third-seeded Vikings (17-14), who led or were tied for all but a 35-second span early in the second half and the final 2:24.
Portland State shot 0 of 4 from the floor, 1 of 2 from the line and committed four turnovers in its last eight possessions.
Baskets by Lillard, the Big Sky player of the year, and Wheelwright gave Weber State a 64-62 lead. Odum hit a free throw with 39 seconds left, and two Lillard shots from the line made the score 66-63.
After Odum missed a jumper, Portland State was forced to foul, and the Wildcats added three more points on free throws.
2/28/12 Griz Win First Big Sky Title in 12 Years Montana 66, Weber St. 51 Associated Press
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Will Cherry scored 23 points Tuesday night to lead Montana to the Big Sky regular-season championship in a winner-take-all 66-51 victory over Weber State.
The victory means Montana will host the conference semifinal and championship tournament games March 6-7.
Kareem Jamar added 17, including three 3-pointers, and Mathias Ward 15 as the Grizzlies (23-6, 15-1) ran their winning streak to 12. Art Steward grabbed 12 rebounds, and Cherry had four assists.
Damian Lillard scored 19 points but went just 2 of 11 from 3-point range for the Wildcats (23-5, 14-2). They had won seven in a row but shot just 30 percent and went 3 of 26 from 3-point range.
The win gave Montana its seventh regular-season title and first since 2000.
The Grizzlies have won the conference tournament four times since then, in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2010.
2/23/12 Weber St. 88, N. Colorado 71 Associated Press
GREELEY, Colo. -- Damian Lillard scored 30 points and dished out eight assists as Weber State rolled to an 88-71 victory over Northern Colorado on Thursday night.
Weber State (23-4, 14-1 Big Sky) never trailed and shot 44 percent on 3-pointers to aid in the rout of Northern Colorado (9-18, 5-10), which was doomed by 52.6 percent free throw shooting.
Gelaun Wheelwright scored 15 points off the bench for Weber State, contributing to a balanced scoring effort that saw four Wildcats reach double-figures.
Paul Garnica, who did not start, led Northern Colorado with 16 points and Mike Proctor added a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
2/20/12 Weber & Montana Making History: A Duel to the Finish?
With league play winding down every game remaining for the entire league has become very interesting. Each game left will have a huge impact on seeding and who will go to the conference tournament and who will stay home. The Wildcats have two road games to go: Northern Colorado and Montana. So far, Weber and Montana have clinched berths to the conference semifinals. Idaho State has clinched a spot in the league tournament and Northern Arizona has been eliminated from tournament contention. Portland State, Eastern Washington, Montana State, Northern Colorado and even Sacramento State still have a chance to get in or be left out.
On Thursday night, Weber will travel to Greeley to take on the Northern Colorado Bears and Montana will host NAU. UNC is 5-8 at home this year and NAU is 1-13 away from Flagstaff with the lone win being at Arizona State.
On Saturday night, Montana will host in-state rival Montana State. Weber will have the night off and will actually not have another game until five days later when the Wildcats head back to the Treasure State to play the Griz in what might be for the Big Sky championship and right to host the conference tournament. Even though the Griz get to finish the regular season in Missoula they will have to endure three games in six nights. The Griz & Wildcats could possibly end up as co-champions but the only concern each team will have is who will host the tournament Mar 6-7.
If Weber State and Montana finish at the top of the standings with the winner having one loss and second place with two losses it would be unprecedented. Never in the history of the Big Sky Conference has this happened.
The Big Sky has had co-champions eight times including tri-champions even in 1976 and close finishes in the final standings during its 48 year history but not quite like what might happen in 2012. The closest Big Sky finishes between two teams with the least amount of losses took place in 1966 and 1977.
In 1966 Weber State won the Big Sky crown with an 8-2 mark tied with Gonzaga. Idaho State won the Big Sky title in 1977 with a 13-1 record with Weber finishing in second with an 11-3 record.
Regardless of what happens, the Griz are already having a team of history. Their 7-1 Big Sky road record is a school record and being 12-1 right now could tie a school record with a win over NAU on Thursday night. The best season in Griz history was their 13-1 1975 team which was the first from Missoula to make it to the Big Dance. The next best Griz teams were 1978 (12-2) and 1992 (14-2). Griz have never won 15 conference games and have not hosted the league tournament since 1999-00; both are possible this year but the Wildcats can prevent it.
Tuesday night on February 28th in Missoula on the Altitude, the final game of the Big Sky season will take place between the Wildcats and Grizzlies.