2012-13 Weber State Men’s Basketball Review
• Became first team in school and Big Sky history to win 30 games, finishing the season with a 30-7 record.
• Was one of just eight teams in the nation to reach 30 wins during the season and finished with the 10th best winning percentage in the country.
• Became the first team in Big Sky history to play in the championship game of a national postseason tournament, losing in the championship of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament.
• Advanced to postseason play for the fifth straight season.
• Finished the season first in the country in field goal percentage and first in three-point field goal percentage. Was second in the nation in three-point field goal percentage defense and finished the top 10 in the nation in six statistical categories.
• Finished the conference season 18-2, the most conference wins in a season in school history.
• The 37 games played is the most games played in a season in Big Sky history.
• Set a school and conference record for the most points scored by a team in a season with 2,800, the seventh most points scored by a team in the country this season. Also set a school record for most assists and most field goals made in a season.
• Won a school record 17 home wins, finishing the year 17-2 at home. Have won 34 of the last 36 home games.
• Tied a school record with 11 road wins, finishing the season 11-5 on the road. Picked up key non-conference road wins at Dayton, Oral Roberts and Northern Iowa.
• Have won 20 or more games in five of the last seven years.
• Won 25 or more games in back-to-back years for just the fourth time in conference history.
• Had a 13-game winning streak during the season, the fourth longest streak in school history.
• Posted a mark of 7-0 in the month of February. Over the last five years have finished 32-4 in February, the best record of any team in the country.
DAVION BERRY EARNS ALL-DISTRICT AND ALL-BIG SKY HONORS
Weber State junior Davion Berry finished an outstanding season in his first year with the Wildcats. Berry earned All-District First Team honors as well as Big Sky All-Conference First team honors and was named the Big Sky Newcomer of the Year. The Oakland, Calif., native led the Wildcats in scoring, assists, steals and assist to turnover ratio this season. He finished the year fifth in the Big Sky in scoring at 15.2 points per game. He was also fifth in assist to turnover ratio, sixth in the conference in assists, eighth in three-point field goal percentage and eighth in three-pointers per game. Berry scored in double figures 27 times in 37 games this season. He has scored 564 points this season which ranks as the 15th most in WSU single-season history.
SCOTT BAMFORTH FINISHES STELLAR CAREER
Weber State senior Scott Bamforth wrapped up his career after another outstanding season for the Wildcats. Bamforth scored in double figures in 28 games this season, the most of any Wildcat. He finished the season ranking ninth in the Big Sky in scoring at 14 points per game and finished second the league in free throw percentage at 86.3 percent. Bamforth also finished fourth in the country in three-point field goal percentage at 45.6 percent. The Albuquerque, N.M., native also knocked down 103 three-pointers this season, the most in WSU single-season history and the fourth most in Big Sky single-season history. Bamforth earned first team All-Big Sky honors this season.
He finished his career playing in 99 games in his three-year career with the Wildcats. He finishes his career as WSU’s career leader in three-pointers with 259, which also ranks as the fifth most in Big Sky history. He also ends his career second in WSU history and seventh in Big Sky history in career free throw percentage at 86.6 percent. He ranks 11th in scoring in school history with 1,345 points and earlier this year was named to the WSU 50th Anniversary Team as one of the best players in Weber State history.
FRANK OTIS ENDS CAREER STARTING EVERY GAME
WSU’s other senior Frank “Mook” Otis wrapped up his two-year Weber State career by playing and starting in all 37 games this season. Otis, who played in just 12 years the previous season due to injuries, finished the season averaging 8.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures 14 times on the year and was second on the team in rebounding.
Otis also led the Big Sky in field goal percentage, shooting 63 percent from the field. He also led Weber State with four double-doubles during the year.
The Oakland, Calif., native earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors this season. He was also named to the CIT All-Tournament team.
KYLE TRESNAK EARNS ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Junior Kyle Tresnak was named to the Big Sky All-Conference second team after a terrific year for the Wildcats. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native played in 36 of 37 games this season and averaged 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds a game. He finished the season fourth in the Big Sky in field goal percentage at 57 percent. Tresnak scored in double figures 21 times this season and scored 20 or more points six times. He also finished sixth in the Big Sky in blocks at 1.2 per game, totaling 43 blocks on the season, the seventh most in WSU single-season history.
In three seasons with the Wildcats Tresnak has now played in 100 career games and has started in 68 games. He has 858 points for his career, leaving him just 142 points away from becoming the 28th player in WSU history to reach 1,000 career points.
Tresnak was also named to the All-Tournament team of the CIT.
JOEL BOLOMBOY HAS STRONG FRESHMAN SEASON
Joel Bolomboy had one of the finest freshman seasons in WSU history this past year. The Fort Worth, Texas native played in all 37 games for Weber State and finished the season averaging 7.0 points and 7.1 rebounds a game, finishing third in the Big Sky in rebounding. He scored in double figures in 11 games this season and had double figures in rebounding nine times. He tied for the WSU lead with four double-doubles during the season.
Bolomboy also recorded 62 blocks on the year, finishing third in the conference in blocks at 1.7 per game. The 62 blocks ranks as the third most in a season in Weber State single-season history. Bolomboy shot 50 percent from the field on the year.
COACH RAHE WRAPS UP SEVENTH SEASON
Weber State head coach Randy Rahe wrapped up his seventh season as head coach of the Wildcats. After leading WSU to a 55-14 record in the last two seasons Rahe now sits at 150-75 in seven years at Weber State. The 150 wins is the third most in Weber State history and he needs just three more wins to pass Ron Abegglen for the second most in WSU history.
Rahe has guided the Wildcats to three Big Sky Championships and coached four conference MVP’s. He has also led WSU to 20 wins in five of his seven seasons. He has a Big Sky record of 92-24. The 92 conference victories ranks as the fifth most in conference history.
WILDCATS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
The Wildcats finished the season ranking in the top 10 in the nation in six statistical categories. Weber State was the nation’s top shooting team finishing first in the country in field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage. The ‘Cats were also second in the country in three-point field goal percentage defense.
WSU was also fifth in scoring margin, seventh in total points scored and 10th in winning percentage. The Wildcats were one of just eight teams in the nation to win 30 games this season.
Scott Bamforth finished his season ranking fourth in the country in three-point field goal percentage at 45.6 percent. He was also 30th in three-pointers made per game at 2.8.
BIG SKY RANKINGS
The Wildcats led the Big Sky in 12 statistical categories. WSU was first in scoring offense, scoring defense, scoring margin, field goal percentage, field goal percentage defense, three-point field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage defense, rebounding defense, rebounding margin, assists, assist to turnover ratio and defensive rebounds.
Individually, Davion Berry ranked fifth in the league in scoring at 15.2 per game with Scott Bamforth ninth at 13.8. Joel Bolomboy was third in rebounding at 7.1 and was fourth in blocks at 1.7 per game. Frank Otis led the Big Sky in field goal percentage at .628. Bamforth finished second third in three-pointers per game and third in the league in 3-point field goal percentage.
START ME UP
The Wildcats used the same starting lineup in all but one game this season. Jordan Richardson, Scott Bamforth, Davion Berry and Frank Otis started in all 37 games this season, while Kyle Tresnak has started in 36 games. Tresnak missed the Dec. 29 game against Southwest with an ankle injury, the only game WSU has not used the same starting lineup.
Weber State finished the season 28-2 when leading its opponents in field goal percentage and was 26-5 when leading in three-point field goal percentage.
The ‘Cats were also 21-3 this season when scoring 70 or more points in a game and were 18-0 when holding its opponents under 60 points. WSU was 19-0 in games decided by 11 points or more.
Weber State was 6-5 in games decided by five points or less. Of WSU’s seven losses five were by five points or less.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Wildcats set a new school record with 17 home wins this season, finishing the year 17-2 overall at the Dee Events Center. Over the past three seasons the Wildcats are 44-4 at home. In the seven seasons under Coach Randy Rahe the Wildcats are 92-13 in home games, including a 54-4 home record in Big Sky regular season games.
ANOTHER 20-WIN SEASON FOR THE WILDCATS
For the fifth time in the last seven years Weber State has won 20 or more wins. The Wildcats have now won 20 or more games in 26 of 51 seasons as a Division I school. WSU has had just eight losing seasons in 51 years of basketball.