Weber State at Northern Colorado Men’s Basketball Recap

Weber State at Northern Colorado Men’s Basketball Recap

by Zachary Knecht

Featured Image: Photo by Weber State Athletics

Weber State Northern Colorado Recap

The Weber State Wildcats were utterly dominated in Northern Colorado, falling to the Bears 88-54 Monday. The ‘Cats looked lost all night, coming down from the high of their last thrilling victory in Idaho State.

The Wildcats drop back to .500 at 12-12, remaining third in the Big Sky at 7-4; the Bears improve to 8-16 on the year, climbing to 3-9 in the conference.

Game Lines

UNCO -2.0

Over/under: 142 Push

Team Leaders

The only noteworthy performance from Weber State was that of Dillon Jones. The star forward had a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double but struggled to create points all night. He shot four of 12 from the field, including sinking only one of his seven attempts from the three-point line. He had a night from the free-throw line, though, hitting all six of his tries.

The Bears had a few impressive performances. While Dalton Knecht did not lead the team in points as he has all season, he had a serviceable 16-point, seven-rebound game, with Daylen Kountz nearly matching his line with one less rebound. Riley Abercrombie was lethal for Northern Colorado, scoring 21 points all from beyond the arch. The forward hit seven of his eight tries, dismantling Weber State’s defense.

Gone Flat

There isn’t much to say for the Wildcats and their Monday night game. Simply, nothing worked for them. They shot poorly from any capacity, were dominated in terms of rebounds, didn’t move the ball well, and couldn’t seem to get anything going throughout the night. They even shot below 50% from the free-throw line, which sums up how their night went.

Northern Colorado sports the worst defense in the Big Sky, allowing 77.2 PPG, so it is a shame the ‘Cats couldn’t take more advantage of a feeble opponent. They need to put this game behind them and collect themselves, especially since they return home Thursday night.

What’s to Come

The Wildcats will return to the Dee Events Center Thursday to take on the Montana State Bobcats in a heavyweight matchup of the conference’s top teams.


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Dillon Jones, F151014-121-732
Dyson Koehler, F10203-61-423
Steven Verplancken Jr., G9434-111-530
Alex Tew, C7513-70-022
KJ Cunnignham, G2121-50-326
Daniel Rouzan, F6503-50-09
Zahir Porter, G4102-60-219
Cole Lake, G1000-10-13
Louie Jordan, F0100-10-012
Handje Tamba, C0100-00-05
Keith Dinwiddie Jr., G0000-10-07
Junior Ballard, G0000-20-112
Team Total5431720-573-23
Northern Colorado StartersPTSREBASTFG3PTMIN
Riley Abercrombie, F21707-87-823
Dalton Knecht, G16726-142-526
Daylen Kountz, G16647-120-231
Matt Johnson II, G11534-91-427
Brock Wisne, F8404-40-020
Bryce Kennedy, F3210-00-03
Caleb Shaw, G3111-30-119
Dawson Mohr, G3001-11-13
Jalen Page, G3001-11-13
Theo Hughes, C2411-20-011
Langston Reynolds, G2221-10-015
Juju Ramirez, F0120-00-06
Jamel Melvin, F0100-00-03
Connor Creech, G0110-00-010
Team Total88421733-5512-22

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