Weber State vs. Montana State: Full Game Preview

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Weber State vs. Montana State: Full Game Preview
Weber State
(13-3, 5-2 away)
Montana State
(7-9, 6-2 home)
Venue: Worthington Arena
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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).
WEBER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Davion Berry 31 13 4 4 1 0 2
C+ Scott Bamforth 28 13 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Kyle Tresnak 23 12 6 0 1 2 2
C+ Joel Bolomboy 22 8 9 0 1 2 1
C J. Richardson 26 8 2 3 1 0 1
C Frank Otis 21 8 6 1 1 0 1
C G. Wheelwright 23 7 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 11 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Logan Foster 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
MTST Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Paul Egwuonwu 27 9 6 1 1 1 1
C Antonio Biglow 26 10 2 3 2 0 2
C Christian Moon 31 15 4 1 1 0 1
C Xavier Blount 30 12 4 1 1 0 2
C Flavien Davis 23 10 5 2 1 0 2
C- Jamie Stewart 23 9 4 1 1 0 2
C- Calen Coleman 21 9 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Marcus Colbert 20 6 2 2 1 0 1
D Danny Robison 11 3 3 0 1 0 1
D Michael Dison 16 5 2 1 1 0 1
D- Eric Norman 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Jeff Budinich 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Blake Brumwell 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
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