SALT LAKE CITY — Damian Lillard went up on the Utah Jazz radar several years ago, shortly after he began his career at Weber State. Now that he’s the front runner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award the Portland Trail Blazers point guard is a source of pride — and concern — for Utah coach Tyrone Corbin.
NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving, the MVP of last year's Rising Stars Challenge, will return to the game featuring top rookies and second-year players.
The Cleveland All-Star was one of 18 players chosen Wednesday for the Feb. 15 game in Houston. Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal will again serve as general managers and draft teams during TNT's pregame show Feb. 7.
Rookie stars Damian Lillard of Portland and Anthony Davis of New Orleans, the No. 1 pick in the draft, also were selected.
There will be little love lost between Montana and Weber State when the Big Sky Conference heavyweights meet again in Ogden on Valentine’s Day.
Tempers flared after an emotional, physical game Saturday as the teams went through the postgame handshake line following the Grizzlies’ 76-74 win over the Wildcats. A verbal altercation ignited an incident of pushing and shoving that had security and coaches from both sides rushing to clear the court.
MISSOULA, Mont. — Halfway through the Big Sky Conference race, the Griz still hold the upper hand.
Montana held its breath as Davion Berry’s 3-point try from halfcourt came up short to give the Grizzlies a two-point win, 76-74, over Weber State on Saturday night at Dahlberg Arena and a two-game lead in the league title chase.
What could have been a battle of unbeaten Big Sky basketball teams tonight between Weber State and Montana changed Thursday when Montana State upset the Wildcats and handed them their first league loss.