Weber State will look to hold onto at least its share of first place in the Big Sky Conference men's basketball standings as the Wildcats travel tonight to face the University of Northern Arizona

Tipoff time is 7:30 p.m. MSTNAU is coached by Ben Howland, a two-year starter at Weber State who graduated in 1980. Both years that Howland played, the 'Cats won the Big Sky title and advanced to the NCAA tournament.

Northern Arizona lost at home Saturday for the first time in conference play, falling 68-66 to Idaho.

Weber State's two home victories over Idaho (73-56) and Eastern Washington (72-59) put the Wildcats in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Sky Conference with Boise State and Idaho State.

Weber State is 11-0 this season when shooting a better field-goal percentage than its opponents and 11-3 when outrebounding its opponents.

Next week, the Wildcats begin the second half of the Big Sky Conference schedule on the road at Montana Thursday and at Montana State Feb. 11.