Updated: Weber State (11-3) Takes On Northern Arizona (5-11)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Northern Arizona 31 39 70 +16.0
  Weber State 38 45 83 -16.0
Thu, Jan 17 2013, 07:00 PM MST

Dee Events Center
Ogden, UT
Attendance: 6,077

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On Thursday, Weber State hosts Northern Arizona at Dee Events Center. The game tips off at 9:00 EST. The Wildcats are 8-0 against the Lumberjacks over the last four years. They won 67-49 on 2/9/2012 the last time they played.

Weber State is 1st in the conference and Northern Arizona is 7th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In their last match-up on January 14th, Scott Bamforth put up 17 points as the Wildcats ran it up on Idaho State 70-54. He contributes 2.4 assists per game in addition to his 13.4 points per game. For the Lumberjacks, Max Jacobsen put up 14 points and 6 rebounds in the 79-74 loss to Portland State on January 12th. He is averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

Weber State has a statistical advantage in two significant areas. With the edge in field goal percentage (50% to 41%), the Wildcats should find themselves in a good position on offense. In addition, Weber State has an advantage in scoring, 78 points per game to 66 points per game.

StatSmack! Weber State is better than Northern Arizona
  • Weber State has a better scoring defense (59.8 allowed per game vs 78.2 allowed per game) than Northern Arizona this season.
  • The Weber State blocks leader (Kyle Tresnak) has more blocks than the Northern Arizona blocks leader (Ephraim Ekanem).
  • Weber State is better under pressure, and has defeated Northern Arizona in 6 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Scott Bamforth is ranked 7th in the Big Sky in three-pointers.
NAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dewayne Russell 33 16 2 3 2 0 3
C Gabe Rogers 33 14 2 2 1 0 3
C S. Saldivar 29 6 5 4 1 0 2
C Max Jacobsen 22 9 4 1 1 1 1
C G. Bewernick 27 6 6 1 1 1 2
C- Michael Dunn 23 6 3 2 1 0 2
D Blake Hamilton 11 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Ben Olayinka 9 2 1 0 0 1 1
D Ephraim Ekanem 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Jordyn Martin 13 2 3 0 0 0 1
F Luis Flores 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Chris Heine 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Bryce Gosar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
WEBER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Davion Berry 31 14 4 4 1 0 2
B- Scott Bamforth 28 13 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Kyle Tresnak 22 11 5 0 0 1 2
C+ Joel Bolomboy 22 7 9 0 0 2 1
C J. Richardson 26 8 2 4 1 0 1
C Frank Otis 22 7 6 2 1 1 1
C G. Wheelwright 22 8 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Byron Fulton 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ James Hajek 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Wayne Bradford 6 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Royce Williams 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Logan Foster 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

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#15 Davion Berry Sr G/F 6-4 185
#21 Joel Bolomboy So F/C 6-9 225
#0 Brady Borklund Fr F 6-8 210
#40 Josh Fuller Fr F 6-6 220
#25 Byron Fulton Sr F 6-7 235
#23 Richaud Gittens Fr G 6-4 185
#45 James Hajek Jr C 6-10 250
#35 Kyndahl Hill Fr F 6-7 210
#0 J.C. Kennedy Fr F/G 6-4 160
#0 Aziz Leeks Fr F 6-7 200
#0 C. McDonald Fr G 6-4 155
#5 J. Richardson Sr G 6-1 180
#30 Jeremy Senglin Fr G 6-2 185
#44 Kyle Tresnak Sr C 6-10 240
#32 Royce Williams Jr G/F 6-5 195