Dixie State Men’s Basketball Visits Adams State, Fort Lewis, This Weekend

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Visits Adams State, Fort Lewis, This Weekend

ALAMOSA, Colo.-Friday and Saturday, Dixie State men’s basketball (13-8, 11-6 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play) goes on its last road trip of the season by visiting Adams State and Fort Lewis as conference play ensues.

The streaking Trailblazers have won eight straight games and in so doing, have swept four consecutive RMAC series.

Dixie State is currently fourth in the conference standings, tied with New Mexico Highlands and Colorado-Colorado Springs.

The top eight teams in the standings will advance to the RMAC conference tournament March 5.

With 541 career victories, Dixie State head coach Jon Judkins is currently tied with legendary SLCC women’s basketball coach Betsy Specketer for the second-most in Utah college basketball history.

The current leader is retired University of Utah women’s basketball coach Elaine Elliott, who has 582 wins.

Dixie State averages 73.6 points per game while surrendering 68.9 points per contest.

Junior forward Matt Conway (17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) remains the Trailblazers’ statistical leader. He is also shooting 53.6 percent from the field and 55 percent behind the arc.

Senior forward/center Austin Montgomery (10 points per game) is the Trailblazers’ second leading scorer.

The Grizzlies (9-13, 9-8 in RMAC play) score 79.5 points per game but surrender 80.2 points per contest.

Senior guard John Dewey (19.7 points per game) and senior forward Davere Creighton (14.5 points, 8 rebounds per game) lead the Grizzlies.

The Trailblazers are 3-0 all-time against Adams State, including a 71-70 victory February 2 at Burns Arena.

Headed into Friday’s game against Westminster, Fort Lewis is 10-13 (5-12 in conference play).

The Skyhawks score 75.2 points per game and surrender 76 points per contest, as they are outscored by 20 net points (1749-1729) on the season.

They are led by senior power forward Marquel Beasley (17.2 points, 5.5 rebounds per game) junior forward Riley Farris (12.3 points per game) and senior guard Alex Semadeni (11.9 points, 6 rebounds per game).

The Skyhawks lead the Trailblazers 5-1 all-time with Dixie State beating Fort Lewis for the first time in history February 1 at Burns Arena.