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Salt Lake Tribune:
BYU basketball: Cougars rout Weber State, stake claim as state’s best team
By Jay Drew
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Dec 7, 2011 11:48PM MDT
Provo • Weber State might have the best college basketball player in the state of Utah this year, but Wednesday’s game debunked those myths flung far and wide recently that the Wildcats also have the best team.
Six players scored in double figures for BYU and the Cougars physically overpowered the upstart Wildcats, winning 94-66 in front of 11,676 fans at the Marriott Center.
“We played really well tonight, maybe played our best game of the season against a really good team,” said BYU coach Dav...
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OGDEN ? Smack in the slipstream of three bowl-bound college football teams, Weber State didn't think twice about hiring John L. Smith as its coach on Tuesday. OK, so the man once slapped himself in a press conference. Another time he ranted to a sideline reporter that "the kids are playing their tails off and the coaches keep screwing it up!"
In the 1990s, when he...
Jimmer may have jumped to the NBA yet there's a new NCAA scoring leader in Utah, one who can pop the 3, slash to the hoop and drop 40 on a given night.
About the only thing junior point guard Damian Lillard lacks is a catchy first name, though Weber State teammates and friends are starting to call him FlyGuy after his performances of late, including a 41-point outburst in Saturday...
The Cougars have a good test in store for them this Wednesday when they host Weber State. The 5-1 Wildcats’ only loss came on the road against BYU’s new conference foe in Saint Mary’s (87-70). Meanwhile, Weber State defeated a Utah State team (73-63) that beat the Cougars to open the season. On top of all that, the Wildcats can put up some points.
OGDEN, Utah, Dec. 6 -- Weber State University issued the following news release:
John L. Smith is coming home. Weber State University Athletics announced the hiring of Smith as the new head football coach Tuesday. Smith is a veteran coach who returns to his alma mater where he played football for the Wildcats.
Smith, 63, brings 40 years of coaching experience to Weber State, including...
BYU held Weber State's Damian Lillard, the nation's leading scorer at 28.2 points per game, to a season low 15 points on Wednesday.
College basketball: Weber State wilts under BYU’s pressure
By Martin Renzhofer
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Dec 7, 2011 11:01PM MDT
Provo • It’s official. BYU is the best college basketball team in Utah.
Earlier this season, Weber State had beaten Utah State, a team that had outlasted BYU.
Yet, from the moment BYU wing Brock Zylstra opened Wednesday night’s game...
Arc: Tonight’s BYU-Weber State game features the nation’s leading scorer, a 6-2 guard who can score from just about anywhere and was lightly recruited out of high school. And he doesn’t play for BYU.
Dec 7, 9:00 PM | Marriott Center
Weber State Wildcats vs BYU Cougars Odds
BYU will look to improve on its 6-2 record on Wednesday when they host Weber State in NCAAB odds action at Marriott Center.
The Cougars sport records of 6-2 and 3-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 5-1 and 1-3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records...