Sacramento State at Weber State Men’s Basketball Recap

Sacramento State at Weber State Men’s Basketball Recap

by Zachary Knecht

Featured Image: Photo by Weber State Athletics

Sacramento State Weber State Recap

The Weber State Wildcats survive a defensive battle at home, taking down the Sacramento State Hornets 50-48 in a thriller. Not every game is going to be a shootout, so to survive a low-scoring bout like this speaks volumes to the will of this team and its staff.

With the win, the 10-10 ‘Cats are back to .500 for the first time since November 10th, rising to 5-2 in the conference. The Hornets slip to 11-9 and drop to fourth in the Big Sky at 4-3.

Game Odds

The Wildcats were five-point favorites at home but failed the cover the spread. The over/under for the game was 128.5, which the under solidly hit with 98 total game points.

Team Leaders

The man of the hour for the Wildcats was Dillon Jones. The star forward led the team with 18 points, including the game-winning layup with five seconds remaining in regulation. Jones compiled yet another double-double with 14 rebounds in the contest. Dyson Koehler also had a noteworthy performance. The sophomore is a reliable starter on the ‘Cats’ roster but hasn’t had many stellar offensive performances this season. That changed Saturday, posting 12 points when the team needed it most. Whether it’s clutch steals or serendipitous performances, Koehler has been a big part of Weber State’s success this year.

The leader for Sacramento State’s offense was Austin Patterson with 12 points. He was the only Hornet to surpass the ten-point mark and flirted with a double-double with nine rebounds. The rest of the Sacramento State starting roster were held to six points each.

Better Shooting

Statistically, these two teams were pretty much even in the most significant categories. The Hornets won the rebounding battle 41-38, they hit 11 free throws to the 10 of the Wildcats, and the teams turned the ball over an even 12 times each. The difference in the contest was the shooting.

While neither team wowed with their shooting abilities, the ‘Cats were more efficient on the night. The Wildcats shot 32.7% from the field and 33.3% from three; the Hornets shot 29.1% from the field and 19.2% from three. Every shot in this one mattered, and Weber State made the most of their attempts.

What’s to Come

The Wildcats will be back on the road, heading to Idaho to take on the Vandals Thursday night.


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Dillon Jones, F181426-132-237
Dyson Koehler, F12504-52-327
Steven Verplancken Jr., G10334-131-735
KJ Cunningham, G3001-51-231
Alex Tew, C1820-70-023
Daniel Rouzan, F2011-30-07
Handje Tamba, C2301-10-011
Junior Ballard, G2320-40-419
Zahir Porter, G0000-10-010
Team Total50381017-526-18
Sacramento State StartersPTSREBASTFG3PTMIN
Austin Patterson, G12913-72-633
Hunter Marks, F6302-42-422
Callum McRae, C6712-70-031
Gianni Hunt, G6452-51-422
Zach Chappell, G6202-170-728
Quadry Adams, G6602-70-224
Akol Mawein, F4502-50-217
Cameron Wilbon, G2211-30-120
Kiir Chol Deng, F0000-00-03
Team Total4841816-555-26

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