The Weber State basketball team has been, well, horrible outside the Dee Event Center this season. The Wildcats are 0-7 in road games so far - and they're entering a stretch in which they'll play five straight conference games on the road.
But with Damien Baskerville - the hottest player in the Big Sky - the 'Cats' road woes may end tonight at Montana. Weber, after a pair of home victories last week, is now 4-4 in league play and 8-9 overall.Baskerville has scored 82 points the past three games - an average of 27.33. He's now averaging a league-leading 18.4 points per game (20.1 in league outings).
"He's really stepped up and become our team leader," said Weber coach Ron Abegglen of his 6-3 swingman. "When the lights go on and the ball is up, he's ready to play. . . . We knew he had the potential to be good, but we didn't know it would come so soon."
Baskerville, who has played every position from point guard to power forward, leads the team in rebounding too, averaging 6.9 boards per game.
The Wildcats beat the Grizzlies in Ogden three weeks ago, but Montana has been on a roll of late. The Griz (13-7 overall, 5-3 Big Sky) have won five in a row since dropping their first three conference games.
Montana has a balanced attack. All five of the Griz starters average eight or more points per game, but only guard J.R. Camel is a double figures scorer, averaging 11.7 ppg.