|Weber State||S Bamforth 13.4||J Bolomboy 8.7||D Berry 3.5|
|Montana State||C Moon 15.3||P Egwuonwu 5.5||A Biglow 2.7|
Weber State visits Worthington Arena on Thursday to take on Montana State. Tip-off is at 9:05 EST. The Wildcats are 6-3 against the Bobcats over the last four years. The last time they met (2/15/2012) they won 79-70.
Montana State and Weber State are packed together in the conference, holding down 3rd and 1st place, respectively.
In a 65-56 triumph over Sacramento State on January 19th, Scott Bamforth put up 18 points and 7 rebounds for the Wildcats. He leads the team with 13.4 points per game. For the Bobcats, Christian Moon finished with 24 points and 5 rebounds in the 76-68 win over Southern Utah on January 21st. He leads the team with 15.3 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Montana State is strong in turnover percentage at 17.6. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 40th in the nation.
Montana State StatSmack
- Weber State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Weber State is 210 lbs compared to 194 lbs for Montana State.
- People just expect us to beat you. Weber State has been the favorite 9 out of the last 11 times.
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Weber State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Montana State (1 vs 0).
- Joel Bolomboy is ranked 2nd in the Big Sky in rebounds and 5th in the Big Sky in blocks.
- Weber State is a better three-point shooting team (42.1% vs 32.4%) than Montana State this season.
- Weber State players are more experienced than Montana State players (9,105 minutes played vs 4,689 minutes played).
- At least you keep showing up. Weber State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Montana State in 42 wins since 1980.
- The Weber State assist leader (Davion Berry) has more assists than the Montana State assist leader (Antonio Biglow).
- It's only wins and losses, but Weber State has a better overall record than Montana State this season (7-3 vs 3-7).
- The Weber State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Montana State (67% vs 50%).
- Weber State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Montana State (2 vs 0).