Following an improbable defeat at the buzzer which concluded a two-game Big Sky Conference road swing, Weber State expects a boost of confidence when it returns home for a pair of must-win league contests.
The Wildcats (16-4, 8-1 BSC), now in a tie for the conference lead, are undefeated in the 11 games played this season at the Dee Events Center. Overall, WSU has won 12 consecutive home games.
Weber State attempts to sweep Portland State (10-11, 4-5) at 7 p.m. Thursday, while Saturday's tipoff against Northern Colorado (7-13, 4-5) has been changed to 5 p.m. will be televised on Altitude TV.
Damian Lillard, who continues to lead the nation in scoring at 24.4 points a game, was held to 15 points against Idaho State on Saturday. Kenny McGowen's game-winning 3-pointer from deep in the corner was coming down when the clock reached no time.
"It just shows you have to play with right mentality," WSU forward Kyle Bullinger said.
With the loss Saturday, Weber State and Montana have, both at 8-1 in BSC play, have turned the league race into a two-team affair. Montana State is third at 6-3, followed by Idaho State at 5-4. Portland State, Eastern Washington and Northern Colorado are all 4-5.
"Now we have to move on and take on a very athletic and dangerous Portland State team," Weber State coach Randy Rahe said. "We have to be ready to play every night."