State colleges: Jerrick Harding scores 32 points to lead Weber State over Montana, 87-85
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Weber State Wildcats guard Jerrick Harding (10) takes the ball to the basket, as Brigham Young Cougars guard Connor Harding (44) looks on, in basketball action between Brigham Young Cougars and Weber State Wildcats, at the Dee Event Center in Ogden, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
Ogden • Jerrick Harding scored nine of his 32 points in overtime and Weber State rallied late to beat Big Sky Conference-leader Montana 87-85 on Saturday night.
Harding scored the Wildcats’ first seven points of OT with a 3-pointer, layup and two free throws for an 81-80 lead with 1:55 remaining. Weber State led 83-82 with 13 seconds to play and stretched it to 87-82 with a second left on a pair of free throws each from Cody John and Harding.
Harding was 10 of 19, made five 3-pointers, and became just the third player in the program with 2,000 career points.
Michal Kozak added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Weber State (7-13, 3-6 Big Sky Conference). John had 18 points.
Sayeed Pridgett scored a career-high 33 points and had eight rebounds for Montana (11-9 7-2), which led for all but two minutes of regulation.
Kozak and Kham Davis hit consecutive 3-pointers and Harding added a layup during an 8-1 spurt to tie the game 72-72 with seven seconds left in regulation.
Utah Valley 73, Grand Canyon 68 • In Phoenix, TJ Washington had 24 points as Utah Valley edged past Grand Canyon 73-69 on Saturday night.
Isaiah White had 10 points and six rebounds for Utah Valley (9-13, 3-4 Western Athletic Conference). Casdon Jardine added 10 points and 13 rebounds. Brandon Averette had six rebounds and six assists.
Carlos Johnson had 21 points for the Antelopes (8-12, 3-3).
BYU 71, Santa Clara 48 • In Provo, four Cougars scored in double digits in the West Coast Conference contest at the Marriott Center.
Sara Hamson dropped in 15 points, Paisley Johnson scored 12, Babalu Ugwu added 11 and Brenna Chase Drollinger contributed 10 as BYU (12-7, 7-2) shot 52.6% from the floor.