The Weber State Wildcats below Randy Rahe may simply be the steadiest, most predictable males’s school basketball program within the state. Each season it looks as if the ‘Cats win a minimum of 20 video games, win or contend for the Huge Sky Convention title and, of their finest years, make it to the NCAA Event.
The Wildcats will attempt to do it once more this season after going 20-11 and ending an unaccustomed third within the Huge Sky in 2017-18.
Weber State is in place to make noise within the Huge Sky this season attributable to returning a few of its most vital names on the roster, beginning with Rahe, who holds the college data for wins and convention wins, and is the winningest coach within the Huge Sky.
The Wildcats even have seven gamers from final yr’s roster in 2018-19. None of these may very well be extra vital than junior guard Jerrick Harding.
After beginning solely six video games his freshman season, Harding made a meteoric leap as a sophomore, beginning all 31 video games and averaging 22.zero factors whereas taking pictures 42.5 p.c from Three-point vary in 32.9 minutes per recreation.
Harding was the convention’s second-leading scorer and third in free throw proportion at 88.2 p.c. He was picked unanimously for the All-Huge Sky and All-District first groups final yr.
One other returner to observe this upcoming season is senior middle Zach Braxton. The Minneapolis native averaged 7.eight rebounds per recreation in his junior season — second within the convention — and averaged 12.Three factors in addition, which was third on the workforce. He additionally earned a 3rd workforce All-Huge Sky nod final yr.
Moreover, Braxton has been Weber State’s iron man. In his complete profession at Weber State to this point, he has missed just one recreation. His manufacturing in factors, assists and rebounds have elevated in every season with the Wildcats.
Weber State has excessive expectations as soon as once more. The Wildcats had been picked to complete second in Huge Sky, in response to preseason polls completed by head coaches and media. Montana was picked to complete first.
Hardick was additionally a fixture on each polls. The league’s coaches and the media selected to place him on the Preseason All-Convention workforce.
WEBER STATE SCHEDULE
All occasions Mountain
Friday — Bethesda, 7 p.m.
Nov. 15 — San Jose State, 6:30 p.m. (Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas)
Nov. 16-18 — CSU Bakersfield or Central Michigan, TBA (Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas)
Nov. 27 — Benedictine (AZ), 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 — BYU, 7 p.m.
Dec. 5 — at Fresno State, eight p.m.
Dec. eight — Utah State, 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 — Utah Valley, 7 p.m.
Dec. 22. — Delaware State, 2 p.m.
Dec. 29 — at Japanese Washington*, Three:05 p.m.
Dec. 31 — at Idaho, Three p.m.
Jan. Three — Northern Arizona, 7 p.m.
Jan. 5 — Southern Utah, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 — at Portland State, eight p.m.
Jan. 17 — Idaho State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 — Northern Colorado, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24 — at Montana State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 — at Montana, 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 — Portland State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 — Sacramento State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 7 — at Southern Utah, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 — at Northern Arizona, 2 p.m.
Feb. 14 — Montana, 7 p.m.
Feb. 16 — Montana State*, 7 p.m.
Feb. 21 — at Sacramento State, eight p.m.
Feb. 28 — at Northern Colorado, 7 p.m.
March four — at Idaho State, 7:05 p.m.
March 7 — Idaho, 7 p.m.
March 9 — Japanese Washington, 7 p.m.
March 11-16 — Huge Sky Event at Boise