After a three-game trip to the Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Weber State men’s basketball team returns to the Dee Events Center to kick off their December schedule as they host Oral Roberts on Monday night.
During the Wildcats trip to the Paradise Jam, they faced stiff competition, dropping two games early on to Illinois State and LSU before picking up a win against the Nevada Wolfpack. The Wildcats now sit at 2-3 on the season going into Monday.
One of the areas where the Wildcats are excelling is their shooting from the free throw line. After five games of play, the Wildcats have shot a staggering 78.3 percent from the free throw line—shooting 15-for-19 from the free throw line in their last game. This ranks them first in the Big Sky Conference and ninth in the nation from the free throw line.
Junior forward Joel Bolomboy has been a strong piece in the Wildcat game plan this season, averaging 16.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. In the Paradise Jam Tournament he averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game and shot 25-for-29 from the free throw line.
Bolomboy is currently 12th in the nation in rebounds and first in the Big Sky Conference. At Weber State he has moved up on several of the records lists. He currently sits at eighth on the career rebound list, ninth on the career rebound average and fourth on the career blocks per game list.
Sophomore guard Jeremy Senglin has stepped up to the plate for the team this season as a scorer. On average he has scored 14.2 points, 2.2 assists per game and is shooting 75 percent from the free throw line. In the Wildcats’ last outing, he shot 5-for-9 from the field, 3-for-4 from behind the three point line and made the game-winning three pointer. He finished the game with 16 points, three rebounds and two assists against Nevada.
Coming into the season, the Wildcats were picked to finish first in the conference. This marks the sixth time in the last seven years that the Wildcats have been chosen to take the conference.
This match up against Oral Roberts will be the seventh meeting between the teams. Overall, the Wildcats have the advantage of winning 4-2, with the most recent match-ups between the two teams occurring in the 2012-13 season. The Wildcats are 3-1 at home versus Oral Roberts and the last game ended in a 83-74 win. So far this season Oral Roberts is 2-3, with five of their first six games being played on the road.
Monday night’s match-up begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the student body with your ID card and tickets start at $8 for the general public.