Weber State boasts the nation’s top scorer in Lillard
Published: February 3, 2012 11:21AM
Updated: February 3, 2012 11:21AM
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Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune Ogden - Weber State's Damian Lillard drives past Portland State's Melvin Jones during semifinal game of the Big Sky Tournament at the Dee Events Center in Ogden between Weber State and Portland State Tuesday Mar 9, 2010.

The nation’s top scoring Division I basketball player plies his trade about 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City.

With Damian Lillard averaging more than 25 points a game, the Weber State Wildcats are once again at the top of the Big Sky Conference. Saturday, they host Northern Arizona in a key conference game in the Dee Events Center in Ogden.

On Thursday, Lillard burned Portland State for 40 points, just one off his career-high and two off the arena record. Lillard was 13-of-18 from field, including 6-of-8 from 3-point land.

It was the sixth time in school history a Wildcat (17-4, 9-1) has scored 40 or more points in a game. By the way, Lillard added five assists.

Lillard scored 38 points against Portland State on Jan. 7 in Portland giving him 78 points against the Vikings this season.

Scott Bamforth added 16 points and pulled down a career-high eight rebounds while matching his career-high with seven assists. Kyle Bullinger added eight points for the Wildcats.