Utah Basketball Meets Weber State Saturday At Beehive Classic

first_img Tags: Utah basketball/Weber State basketball Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, Utah men’s basketball (7-2) meets Weber State (3-5) at the Beehive Classic in downtown Salt Lake City at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.The Utes, under Larry Krystkowiak (162-113, .589 at Utah; 204-133, .605 as a collegiate head coach) have had a successful start to the season for the most part.The prolific Utes score 85.6 points per game, ranking them 6th nationally in scoring offense.Sophomore forward Timmy Allen (20.8 points, 7.4 rebounds per game) leads the Utes in both points and rebounds as his star continues to rise.Sophomore guard Both Gach (12.1 points per game), freshman guard Rylan Jones (11.7 points per game, a team-best 11 steals and a team-best 47 assists) and sophomore forward Riley Battin (10.6 points per game) assist Allen in carrying Utah’s scoring load.Freshman center Brandon Carlson has a team-best 7 blocked shots to pace the Utes’ defense.The Utes surrender 70.8 points per game, tying them for 223rd nationally in scoring defense with Georgia State.Weber State, despite their sub.500 record, is on the upswing, having won two straight games.Randy Rahe (269-158, .630) in his 14th season at the helm, remains the Wildcats’ all-time leader in wins as well as the all-time wins leader in the Big Sky Conference.The Wildcats score 71.5 points per game, ranking them 193rd nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Jerrick Harding (20.1 points per game, tied for a team-best 14 assists with freshman guard KJ Cunningham) is hitting his stride as the preseason Big Sky Conference player of the year.Senior guard Cody John (10.9 points per game, a team-best 7 steals) is the only other Wildcat to score in double figures on average.Junior guard Kham Davis and redshirt freshman forward/center Tim Fuller each average 4.4 rebounds per game to lead the squad in that category.Fuller, Czech national junior forward Michal Kozak and sophomore forward/center Ukrainian national Dima Zdor have 7 blocked shots apiece to lead the Wildcats.Defensively, the Wildcats give up 67.9 points per game, tying them for 165th nationally in scoring defense with Auburn.The Utes lead the Wildcats 26-14 all-time on the hardwood. Written by December 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Basketball Meets Weber State Saturday At Beehive Classiclast_img read more