ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Jeremy Senglin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 19 seconds left and finished with 16 points to lead Weber State past Nevada 59-56 on Monday in the seventh-place game of the Paradise Jam.
Senglin made a free throw with 40 seconds left to bring Weber State within 55-54. After a Nevada free throw, Senglin hit a 3-pointer and Nevada turned it over on its next possession. Weber State's Joel Bolomboy converted two free throws with 5 seconds left.
Bolomboy had 13 and Chris Golden added 10 for Weber State (2-3).
“It was a great team win for us and I was really proud of how hard we fought and how we competed,” said WSU head coach Randy Rahe in a news release. “We couldn’t get a lot of looks but we were able to find a way to win the game. A lot of guys really stepped up and contributed for us to pull it out. Our team grew up and got tougher today and that’s what we needed.”
Michael Perez led Nevada (2-3) with 15 points. Marqueze Coleman had 12 points and AJ West added 12 and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Weber State finished the first half on an 11-1 run to take a 27-26 lead.
Bolomboy hit a free throw to give Weber State a 45-38 second-half lead, but Nevada went on a 12-2 run for a 50-47 advantage at the 3:47 mark.