WEBER STATE WILDCATS

Weber State Wildcats Win Close Battle Against Sacramento State

Feb 16, 2023, 9:59 PM | Updated: 10:01 pm

weber-state-guard-steven-verplancken...

Weber State guard Steven Verplancken is defended by Utah State forward Sean Bairstow at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Monday, December 19. (Photo courtesy of Weber State Athletics)

(Photo courtesy of Weber State Athletics)

SACRAMENTO – The Weber State Wildcats traveled to The Nest on Thursday to take on the Sacramento State Hornets.

The Wildcats last game was a 5-point loss to the Montana Grizzlies at home. The Hornets last game was a blowout loss to the Northern Colorado Bears on the road.

Sacramento State had lost 5 straight, and 7 of the last 8, heading into the game against the Wildcats.

First Half

Alex Tew opened up scoring for WSU with a layup off an assist from Dillon Jones.

The story was good defense early on. After the first 5 minutes, the score was tied at 5.

Weber State was able to create open looks off of hustle plays. Alex Tew got his way in the paint early. He scored 6 points in the first ten minutes.

The Wildcats opened up a 7-point lead after a Zahir Porter jumpshot.

WSU held onto a multi-possession lead for the next few minutes. With two minutes left in the half, they led 26-20.

Neither team scored in the final minutes of the half. Weber State leads, 26-20.

Second Half

Both teams came out of the half with great defense. Only two field goals were scored by each side in the first four minutes.

With 14 minutes left, the Wildcats opened an 8-point lead which was quickly closed down to three after a Sacramento State run.

The Hornets stormed back in the second half to secure their first lead of the game with 9 minutes left in the game.

Dillon Jones hit a jumper to tie it back up.

The Hornets hopped out in front again and Steven Verplancken Jr. answered with a three.

Dillon Jones got to the line for Weber State and hit one of two, 44-43.

After the teams traded defensive stops, Dillon Jones grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back in for a 3-point lead.

The last minute of the game was mostly free throws. The Hornets hit a big three with 5 seconds left to make it a 1-point game.

The Wildcats were able to pull out the win with made free throws down the stretch. Weber State wins at home, 52-49.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

Take us with you, wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Weber State Wildcats

steve klauke first pitch...

Brian Preece

Remembering Steve Klauke, The Nicest Guy In Sports

How does a lifelong storyteller from Chicago, Illinois, end up building a career as a minor league in Utah? "The interstate."

4 days ago

Brayden Wilson...

KSL Sports

60 in 60: #56 Weber State’s Brayden Wilson (Defensive End)

The countdown for Hans & Scotty's 60 in 60 is on. Coming in at No. 56 is Weber State's defensive end Brayden Wilson.

4 days ago

steve klauke...

Brian Preece

Salt Lake Bees, Weber State Broadcaster Steve Klauke Passes Away At 69

Longtime Salt Lake Bees and Weber State broadcaster Steve Klauke has reportedly passed away at the age of 69.

4 days ago

60 in 60 Fan Vote (2024)...

KSL Sports

Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 Fan Vote (2024)

It’s that time of year again, Hans and Scotty G. are counting down the 60 best college football players in the state of Utah ahead of the 2023 college football season.

18 days ago

weber state basketball dillon jones...

Ben Anderson

Jaxson Robinson, Dillon Jones Wrap Up Combine Scrimmages

BYU wing Jaxson Robinson and Weber State forward Dillon Jones wrapped up scrimmage play at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday.

1 month ago

BYU wing Jaxson Robinson shoots the ball...

Ben Anderson

Jaxson Robinson, Dillon Jones Invited To NBA Combine

BYU wing Jaxson Robinson and Weber State forward Dillon Jones have earned invites to the NBA Draft Combine in May.

1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

...

KSL Sports

Utah Hockey Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Want to get the latest info on Utah's newest sports franchise? Sign up for the Utah Hockey newsletter!

Hans & Scotty's Day of Adoption...

Hans & Scotty’s Day Of Adoption

Join the KSL Sports Zone for Hans & Scotty's Day of Adoption, in partnership with the Humane Society of Utah, on June 25th, 2024!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Weber State Wildcats Win Close Battle Against Sacramento State