Hot-shooting Wildcats improve to 3-0 with win over UMass

JJ Overton had a season-high 21 points to lead five Wildcats in double figures as Weber State improved to 3-0 with an 88-73 win over UMass in the opening game of the Jersey Mike's Classic, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Kyzer Armendariz via Weber State Athletics)



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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — JJ Overton had a season-high 21 points to lead five Wildcats in double figures as Weber State improved to 3-0 with an 88-73 win over UMass in the opening game of the Jersey Mike's Classic on Thursday afternoon.

Overton was 9 of 11 from the field and made three 3-pointers, along with five rebounds and two assists for Weber State, which shot 58% from the field with 11 3-pointers.

Koby McEwen added 19 points and also made three 3-pointers. He also had a game-high seven rebounds and dished out four assists. Dillon Jones added 15 points, Zahir Porter had 13 points and six rebounds and Cody Carlson had 11 points for the Wildcats, who are 3-0 for the first time since 2012.

Seikou Sisoho Jawara supplied 7 points and dished out a career-high nine assists.

"I thought we played smart and well on both ends of the floor," Weber State coach Randy Rahe said. "We guarded really well on defense and offensively, we had really good ball movement. We played great defense and rebounded well and moved the ball well. It's a really good win against a talented team."

The Wildcats continue the three-game tournament Friday, first against Ball State at 3:30 p.m. MT on CBS Sports Network. Weber State will play Green Bay on Sunday at 10 a.m. MT.

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