AP
FILE: Weber State's Jerrick Harding (10) is fouled by Southern Utah's Brandon Better (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Ogden, Utah. Harding had 21 points as Weber State beat Sacramento State 83-73 Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 21 points, Zach Braxton added 19 and Weber State beat Sacramento State 83-73 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win.

The Wildcats (19-7, 12-2 Big Sky Conference) remain in second place in the conference standings behind Montana. Sacramento State (6-21, 3-11) has lost six in a row.

Comment on this story

Harding was 9-of-14 shooting and Braxton made 8 of 12 from the field while grabbing nine rebounds. Ryan Richardson added 16 points for Weber State.

Justin Strings scored 27 points to lead Sacramento State. Izayah Mauriohoohoo-Le'Afa chipped in 15 points.

Both teams shot better than 50 percent overall, but Weber State made 11 of 21 from long range compared to the Hornets' 6-of-11 shooting. Sacramento State forced 11 turnovers, but was outrebounded 34-23.

Weber State built a 41-32 halftime lead and the Hornets never threatened in the second half.