Coming off a loss against Montana on Thursday night, the Weber State Wildcats will try to make get back in the win column at when they face the Bengals of Idaho State University tonight at 7:30 p.m. MST.
The Wildcats enter the game 10-12 overall and 5-6 in Big Sky Conference play.The Bengals are 8-15 overall and 5-8, and currently in sixth place in this week's Big Sky Conference standings.
In the first game between the two teams this year, Idaho State beat Weber on Jan. 19, in Ogden. ISU's Alex Kreps, scored a season high 31 points and hauled in a season high 14 rebounds in the Bengal victory. Kreps scored 13 straight points to put ISU up, 62-48, with 8:14 left. Still up 10 (72-62) with 3:59 to go, WSU's Jimmy DeGraffenried hit a three pointer - made one of two free throws - made a three-pointer, all in the next minute, cutting the lead to three. Jason Joe gave Weber the lead at 74-73 on a drive with 56 seconds left, but Kreps connected on a 10-footer with 30 seconds left. The Wildcats had a chance to take the lead with eight seconds left, but Joe missed both free throws.
Marcus Malone (6-4 Sr. Forward) and Kareem Carpenter (6-7 Fr. Forward) have both been suspended for involvement in a fight among ISU athletes at a party. Both players missed the Eastern Washington/Idaho trip.