Sacramento State vs. Weber State: Full Game Preview

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Sacramento State vs. Weber State: Full Game Preview
Sacramento State
(8-7, 3-5 away)
Weber State
(12-3, 7-1 home)
Venue: Dee Events Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Sacramento State J Dickson 14.2 K Veteto 6.5 D Garrity 5.1
Weber State D Berry 13.9 J Bolomboy 9.1 D Berry 3.5

Weber State welcomes Sacramento State to Dee Events Center on Saturday. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST. The Wildcats are 8-0 against the Hornets over the last four years. They won 75-60 on 1/26/2012 the last time they played.

Weber State is currently in 1st place in the conference and Sacramento State is in 4th.

In an 83-70 win over Northern Arizona on January 17th, Kyle Tresnak put up 23 points and 8 rebounds for the Wildcats. He is averaging 12.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. For the Hornets, Mikh McKinney finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds in the 60-59 loss to Idaho State on January 17th. He averages 12.9 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.3 steals per game.

Weber State has a statistical advantage over Sacramento State in two key categories. The Wildcats should have an edge against the Hornets in field goal percentage, 50% to 41%. Weber State also has an advantage in scoring, 78 points per game to 68 points per game. A key area of strength for Sacramento State is free throw rate at 43.2, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 27th nationally).

Sacramento State StatSmack

  • Davion Berry is ranked 9th in the Big Sky in points and 7th in the Big Sky in assists.
  • The Weber State rebounding leader (Joel Bolomboy) has more rebounds than the Sacramento State rebounding leader (Konner Veteto).
  • At least you keep showing up. Weber State has an average margin of victory of 15 over Sacramento State in 31 wins since 1996.
  • Weber State is a better shooting team (50.2% vs 42.2%) than Sacramento State this season.
  • Jordan Richardson is ranked 5th in the Big Sky in three-pointers and 10th in the Big Sky in assists.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Weber State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Sacramento State (1 vs 0).
  • You get an A for effort, but Weber State has emerged victorious against Sacramento State the last 10 times they've played.
  • The Weber State blocks leader (Kyle Tresnak) has more blocks than the Sacramento State blocks leader (John Dickson).
  • Weber State is better under pressure, and has defeated Sacramento State in 8 out of the last 9 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Weber State is better at defending the three (24.3% allowed vs 31.3% allowed) than Sacramento State this season.
SacSt Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Dylan Garrity 33 12 2 5 1 0 2
C+ Mikh McKinney 30 13 4 3 1 0 3
C+ John Dickson 28 14 6 1 1 1 1
C Joe Eberhard 34 7 6 2 0 0 1
C Konner Veteto 25 11 7 0 0 0 2
D Joey Quigley 13 3 2 0 1 1 1
D J. Carbajal 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D- Cody Demps 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- J. Demalleville 10 1 1 1 0 0 0
F Dreon Barlett 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Jordan Salley 4 0 1 0 0 0 1
F R. Okwudibonye 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Kendall Groom 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
WEBER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Davion Berry 31 14 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Scott Bamforth 28 13 3 2 1 0 1
C+ Kyle Tresnak 22 12 6 1 1 2 2
C+ Joel Bolomboy 22 7 9 0 0 2 1
C J. Richardson 25 8 2 3 1 0 1
C Frank Otis 21 7 6 1 1 0 1
C G. Wheelwright 23 8 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Byron Fulton 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Wayne Bradford 6 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ James Hajek 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Royce Williams 12 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Logan Foster 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
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