OGDEN — That ugly losing streak in the past, Weber State wouldn't mind a streak of a different sort as it heads into the holidays.

The Wildcats held off a pesky Montana-Western team on Friday and will try to extend their win streak to a season-best two games tonight when Cal State-Bakersfield pays a visit to the Dee Events Center. But with those difficult losses still fresh in the memory of the 'Cats, coach Randy Rahe isn't terribly concerned that his team might be getting better at the expense of bottom-tier opponents.

"After you lose a few games, it takes your confidence away," Rahe said. "So it really doesn't matter who you beat. Sometimes you just need to get a win."

Weber State, 3-6 and getting ready for a quick trip to New Mexico for a Sunday afternoon contest with the Lobos, would love to see the team's confidence grow a little more. With a balanced offensive effort in their last win, the Wildcats appear to have corrected some of the problems that plagued them during the losing streak.

Eight players scored eight or more points and Rahe said he'd be delighted to see that play out for the rest of the season.

"I don't think we need one guy to score a ton for us," he said. "We don't have enough talent with any one player to just take over games for us. We need to see that balance."

Tonight, the Wildcats face a struggling team of Roadrunners who have lost seven consecutive games and have just one win — a 65-64 shocker over Fresno State — to their credit.

Led by Terrence Johns, the 'Runners average just 65.6 points per game and allow more than 80. WSU beat CSUB 61-56 on Nov. 19 and also suffered a 22-point loss to Utah State last week.

WSU's Kellen McCoy scored a career-best 19 points last time out, but the Wildcats still have only one player, center Arturas Valeika, averaging more than nine points per game.

"We want to keep them guessing," McCoy said. "If we have a bunch of guys that can score, they can't focus on just one of us."

Tonight's game is one of only three remaining before WSU begins the Big Sky season at Northern Colorado on Jan. 6.

Wildcats on the air

Cal State-Bakersfield (1-9) at Weber State (3-6)

Tonight, 7

Dee Events Center

TV: KJZZ Radio: 1430AM


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