Weber State Opens Jersey Mike’s Classic With Win Over UMass

Nov 18, 2021, 5:32 PM
JJ Overton - Weber State Wildcats...
Weber State forward JJ Overton (Courtesy of Weber State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Weber State Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Weber State men’s basketball program opened the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Classic tournament with a double-digit victory over the UMass Minutemen.

The Wildcats and Minutemen played at the McArthur Center in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday, November 18.

Weber State defeated UMass, 88-73.

After a tight first half that saw the Wildcats take a two-point lead into the locker room at halftime, Weber State’s offense explode during the final 20 minutes of game time.

Weber State started the second half with a 36-34 advantage.

Over the final 20 minutes of action, the Wildcats outscore the Minutemen, 52-39.

Weber State finished the game shooting a blazing 58.6 percent from the field, including 52.4 percent from three-point range.

JJ Overton led the Wildcats with 21 points on 9-11 field goals.

Weber State limited UMass to 45.2 percent shooting overall and 35.1 percent from distance.

With the win, the Wildcats improved their record to 3-0 on the season.

Weber State’s next game is against Ball State on Friday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. (MDT).

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