Weber State continues Big Sky Conference action this week with a home contest against Montana State. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. (MST).
The Wildcats are now 7-10 overall and 2-4 in Big Sky Conference play.MSU's Mick Durham is in his first season at the Bobcats' head coach. Durham served as a Bobcat assistant coach and was a standout player for the 'Cats. Durham is 10-7 overall, 5-3 in Big Sky games and is 0-1 vs. Weber State.
The Bobcats are now 10-9 overall, 5-3 in Big Sky games. MSU dropped two games at home last weekend, losing to Weber State (97-90) and arch-rival Montana (91-69). The Bobcats play at Idaho State on Friday night (Feb. 1), completing a two-game road swing this week.
Greg Powell (6-7, center) and reserve Allen Lightfoot (6-7, center), combined for 60 points and 25 rebounds in the two games vs. Weber State and Montana last weekend at home, while guards Johnny Mack and Johnny Perkins, had just 42 points between them. When MSU returns home next Saturday after playing Weber State and Idaho State on the road, it will have played four Big Sky games in seven days. Montana State has just eight active players on its roster.
Probable starters for the Bobcats are Powell, Todd Dickson (6-4, forward), Dave Moritz (6-7, forward), Perkins (6-0, guard) and Mack (6-2, guard).
The Wildcats snapped a four-game losing streak with the 97-90 win at Montana State last Friday. In the two road games in Montana last week, the Wildcats as a team, hit 49-59 (.830) from the free throw line. The Wildcats are shooting .819 (127-155) from the line in the six league games thus far. The Wildcats are now 4-0 this season in games scoring 75 points or more.