National Basketball Association
Weber St. 88, North Dakota 67
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 15, 2014
Where: Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah
Officials: # Wilson Holland, # Brett Nansel, # Gregory Nixon
Attendance: 6294

Weber State 88, North Dakota 67: Kyle Tresnak scored a career-high 27 points - 21 in the second half - as the Wildcats routed North Dakota at home to win the Big Sky tournament title and earn their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2007.

Tresnak was 11-of-15 from the field as top-seeded Weber State (19-11) shot 56.6 percent, including 10-of-22 from 3-point range. Davion Berry added 19 points, Jeremy Senglin had 12 points and Joel Bolomboy added nine points and 11 boards for the Wildcats.

Troy Huff tallied 17 points and seven rebounds for second-seeded North Dakota (17-16), while Alonzo Traylor added 15 points off the bench. North Dakota was hurt by 1-of-12 shooting from 3-point range after averaging six 3-pointers a game coming into the contest.

The Wildcats started off hot, jumping out to an 18-6 lead just five minutes into the game, with Berry scoring seven of those points. The Fighting Sioux were able to cut it to seven several times, including with nine seconds left in the half, but Berry hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to push the halftime edge to 10 points.

Tresnak came out on fire in the second half, scoring Weber State's first 10 points and a 13-4 run midway through the stanza pushed the advantage to 20 with 8:55 to play. Senglin had six points in the final 4:40 to help the Wildcats win easily.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Weber State improved to 6-0 all-time against North Dakota. … North Dakota won the rebound battle 34-33 while grabbing 15 offensive boards in the process. … Weber State had lost to Montana in the conference tournament title game in three of the last four seasons.

Top Game Performances
North Dakota   Weber St.
Troy Huff 17 Scoring Kyle Tresnak 27
Aaron Anderson 3 Assists Davion Berry 4
Jaron Nash 9 Rebounds Joel Bolomboy 11
Quinton Hooker 4 Free Throws Made Kyle Tresnak 5
Troy Huff 2 Steals Kyle Tresnak 1
N/A Blocks Joel Bolomboy 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
North Dakota 67 39.3 1-12 18-25 7 33 0 4 5
Weber St. 88 56.6 10-22 18-21 17 32 2 1 7