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Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts San Diego Thursday

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first_img Tags: San Diego Men’s Basketball/Weber State Men’s Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Coming off of an 89-34 loss at Utah State last Friday, Weber State men’s basketball (0-1) seeks to right the ship by hosting the San Diego Toreros (1-2) of the West Coast Conference for their home opener at the Dee Events Center Thursday.The Wildcats are 51-6 (.895) all-time in home openers.Weber State head coach Randy Rahe, currently in his 15th season at the helm in Ogden, is 266-154 (.633) in leading the Wildcats’ program.In losing to the Aggies Friday, senior guard Jerrick Harding, out with a foot injury, was sorely missed. By virtue of their 34 points at Utah State, the Wildcats are tied with Syracuse for last place nationally.In Harding’s absence, sophomore Lithuanian national Donatas Kupsas posted 10 points and 6 rebounds.Defensively, the Wildcats rank 339th out of 347 teams nationally by giving up 89 points per contest.Against the Aggies, Ukrainian national Dima Zdor had two blocks to pace the Wildcats defensively.San Diego is coached by Sam Scholl who is 22-17 (.564) in his second season with the Toreros. San Diego snapped a 2-game losing streak by defeating Fresno State Tuesday 72-66. The Toreros’ losses on the season have been to UC Irvine (73-76) in the season opener and Long Beach State (62-74).The Toreros rank 240th nationally by scoring 69 points per game.Redshirt sophomore guard Joey Calcaterra posts 17.7 points per game as the Toreros’ leading scorer on the season thus far.Redshirt junior guard Braun Hartfield (13.3 points, 7 rebounds per game) is San Diego’s overall statistical leader. Hartfield also paces the Toreros’ defense with three blocks and 12 defensive rebounds. Junior forward James Jean-Marie averages a team-best 8.3 rebounds for San Diego.Defensively, San Diego gives up 72 points per game, tying them for 223rd nationally with Southern Utah, Cal State Bakersfield and Jacksonville.This is the sixth time in history the Wildcats and Toreros are meeting on the hardwood with Weber State leading the all-time series 3-2. November 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts San Diego Thursday Brad Jameslast_img read more