Jones, Weber State host Portland St.

Portland State (3-3, 1-0) vs. Weber State (7-0, 1-0)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as James Jean-Marie and Portland State will battle Dillon Jones and Weber State. The senior Jean-Marie is averaging 13.8 points over the last five games. Jones, a freshman, is averaging 14 points over the last five games.

SENIOR STUDS: Portland State’s Jean-Marie, Khalid Thomas and Ezekiel Alley have combined to score 41 percent of the team’s points this season, including 47 percent of all Vikings scoring over the last five games.TOUGH TO DENY DILLON: In seven appearances this season, Weber State’s Jones has shot 62.5 percent.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Vikings have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Wildcats. Weber State has an assist on 29 of 81 field goals (35.8 percent) across its previous three outings while Portland State has assists on 26 of 61 field goals (42.6 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Weber State defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 25.4 percent of all possessions, which is the 29th-highest rate in the country. Portland State has turned the ball over on 21 percent of its possessions (ranked 270th among Division I teams).


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