Weber State vs. Montana: Full Game Preview

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Weber State vs. Montana: Full Game Preview
Weber State
(26-5, 10-4 away)
Montana
(24-6, 14-1 home)
Venue: Dahlberg Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Weber State D Berry 15.3 J Bolomboy 7.5 D Berry 3.6
Montana M Ward 14.8 K Jamar 6.0 W Cherry 4.2

Weber State meets Montana in the championship of the Big Sky Tournament at Dahlberg Arena on Saturday. The game gets underway at 9 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Wildcats defeated the Grizzlies 87-63 on Feb. 14 and are 6-7 against them over the past four years.

The Wildcats got past North Dakota 76-74 on Mar. 15 with the help of 25 points and six rebounds from Davion Berry. He contributes team-best marks with 15.3 points per game, 3.6 assists per game, and 1.3 steals per game. For the Grizzlies, Kareem Jamar finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the 70-56 win over Northern Colorado on Mar. 15. He averages 14.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.0 rebounds per game. When considering the Four Factors, Montana performs well in effective field goal percentage at 54.1. This ranks second in the conference and 21st in the country.

Montana StatSmack

  • Weber State is better at defending the three (27.8 percent allowed vs. 33.8 percent allowed) than Montana this season.
  • The Weber State blocks leader (Joel Bolomboy, 53 blocks) has more blocks than the Montana blocks leader (Kareem Jamar, 20 blocks).
  • The Weber State steals leader (Davion Berry, 40 steals) has more steals than the Montana steals leader (Will Cherry, 35 steals).
  • Weber State has come back to win after being down at half against Montana five times since 1997.
  • Davion Berry is ranked 5th in the Big Sky in points, 9th in the Big Sky in three-pointers, 6th in the Big Sky in assists, and 6th in the Big Sky in steals.
  • Weber State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (62.7 percent to 59.9 percent).
  • Be afraid. Weber State has blown out more teams than Montana this season (nine blowouts vs. three).
  • The Weber State rebounding leader (Joel Bolomboy, 224 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Montana rebounding leader (Kareem Jamar, 170 rebounds).
  • Weber State has an average margin of victory of 10 over Montana in 38 wins since 1980.
  • The Weber State three-point leader (Scott Bamforth, 74 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Montana three-point leader (Jordan Gregory, 37 three-pointers).
  • Kyle Tresnak is ranked 6th in the Big Sky in blocks.
WEBER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Davion Berry 32 15 4 4 1 0 2
B- Scott Bamforth 30 13 4 3 1 0 1
C+ Kyle Tresnak 24 12 6 0 1 1 1
C+ Frank Otis 23 9 6 1 1 1 1
C+ Joel Bolomboy 22 7 8 0 0 2 2
C J. Richardson 26 8 2 3 0 0 1
C- G. Wheelwright 22 7 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Byron Fulton 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Wayne Bradford 5 1 1 1 0 0 1
D James Hajek 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Royce Williams 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Logan Foster 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
UM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kareem Jamar 0 14 6 4 1 1 3
B Will Cherry 33 13 4 4 2 0 3
B- Mathias Ward 32 15 4 1 0 0 2
C Jordan Gregory 27 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Spencer Coleman 22 8 4 1 1 0 1
C Keron DeShields 22 7 2 2 1 0 1
C Michael Weisner 21 6 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Eric Hutchison 15 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Kevin Henderson 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Andy Martin 8 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Jake Wiley 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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