Great West Preview

Utah Valley 

 

The Wolverines opened the season winning three of their first four games but then suffered a couple of close losses to Utah State (63-54), Arkansas (67-59), and Houston (84-71). The Wolverines enter Great West Conference play on a 3 game winning streak with a record of 10-10.

Utah Valley, entered conference play averaging 67.8 points per game. The Wolverines are led in scoring by senior guard Isaiah Williams, who is averaging 15.0 ppg and 2.6 assists per game. The Wolverines also are getting a solid contribution from Geddes Robinson who is averaging 10.4 points per game and leads the conference in rebounding with 10.2 per game. Holton Hunsaker leads the Wolverines in assists averaging 3.0 per game.

 

Chicago State

 

The Cougars are really struggling this season after winning only one game but they have lost a lot of close games during their non-conference schedule. The Cougars currently head into conference play with a record of 1-16.

Chicago State enters conference play having averaged 61.0 points per game this season. The Cougars have 3 players who are averaging double-figures in points, Jeremy Robinson (14.5), Lee Fisher (12.4), and Matt Samuels (10.7). Fisher also leads the team in rebounding with 8.2 per game.

 

 

 

 

Houston Baptist

 

Houston comes into conference play as the highest scoring team in the conference averaging 76.5 points per game. The Huskies played a very challenging non-conference schedule that included tough games against Washington, Rice, No.24 Creighton, and New Mexico. The Huskies come in to conference play with a record of 6-10

The Huskies are lead in scoring by three players who each average double digits in points. They are Marcus Davis who averages 13.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, Art Bernardi at 12.7 points per game and Tyler Russell with 11.8 points per game.

 

NJIT

The Highlanders played a tough non-conference schedule that included games against Army, Georgetown, Seton Hall, St. Joseph’s and Rutgers. NJIT enters Great West Conference play with a 7-9 record.

The Highlanders are averaging 67.9 points per game this season. They are lead in scoring by the one-two combination of senior guard Isaiah Wilkerson, who leads the team in points with an average of 15.5 points per game and 5.6 rebounds. Junior guard Chris Flores is the team’s second-leading scorer averaging 12.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

 

North Dakota
North Dakota began the season as the defending Great West Tournament Champions. They had some big wins in its non-conference schedule that included Idaho Sate, Montana, and Jamestown. North Dakota has also had a couple of tough losses against Kansas and New Mexico. UND comes in having won two out of their last three games and an overall record of 7-9.

North Dakota enters Great West Conference play averaging 68.5 points per game and they are lead in scoring by sophomore Troy Huff who averages 14.2 points per game, and 5.9 rebounds. North Dakota’s leader in assists per game is sophomore Jamal Webb with 3.9 per game.

 

UTPA 

 

The Broncos played a brutal non-conference schedule that included games against some pretty high profile schools that included the University of South Carolina, University of Texas, No.2 Ohio State, St. John’s, Air Force and Texas Christian University. The Broncos enter conference play on a three-game losing streak and their overall record is 5-15.

UTPA comes into conference play averaging 59.0 points per game. The Broncos are lead in scoring by senior guard Jared Maree who averages 13.0 points per game. Their leading assist man senior guard Nick Weiermiller who averages 3.8 per game.

 

 

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