BYU goes up against Weber State

Brigham Young (8-2) vs. Weber State (9-2)

Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Brigham Young and Weber State look to bounce back from losses. Brigham Young fell short in an 83-71 game to Creighton on Saturday. Weber State lost 95-80 loss at home to Utah State on Wednesday.

SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Weber State’s Dillon Jones has averaged 12.8 points and 10.4 rebounds while Koby McEwen has put up 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. For the Cougars, Alex Barcello has averaged 19.4 points while Te’Jon Lucas has put up 11.3 points and 4.6 assists.ACCURATE ALEX: Barcello has connected on 46.2 percent of the 52 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 19 over the last three games. He’s also converted 89.3 percent of his free throws this season.

UNBEATEN WHEN: The Wildcats are 8-0 when they record six or more steals and 1-2 when they fall shy of that mark. The Cougars are 8-0 when turning the ball over 14 times or fewer and 0-2 when the team exceeds that total.

ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Cougars have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Wildcats. Weber State has 29 assists on 82 field goals (35.4 percent) over its past three outings while Brigham Young has assists on 38 of 80 field goals (47.5 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Weber State has committed a turnover on just 16.3 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all Big Sky teams. The Wildcats have turned the ball over only 11.7 times per game this season.


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