Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Western Colorado, Colorado Mesa This Week

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Western Colorado, Colorado Mesa This Week

ST. GEORGE, Utah-The Dixie State Trailblazers’ men’s basketball squad, currently sporting an 11-8 record (9-6 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play) continues its home stand by hosting Western Colorado Friday and Colorado Mesa Saturday at Burns Arena.

The Trailblazers have currently won six straight and legendary men’s basketball coach Jon Judkins continues to build his legacy.

Judkins is currently the third-winningest coach in Utah college basketball history and the men’s coach with the most wins at 539 victories.

Current SLCC women’s basketball coach, Betsy Specketer, is just ahead of him with 540 victories and retired University of Utah women’s basketball coach Elaine Elliott is the dean of college basketball in the Beehive State with 582 victories.

The Trailblazers currently score 73.3 points per game and surrender 69.5 points per contest.

Junior forward Matt Conway (17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds per contest) is Dixie State’s statistical leader, with senior forward/center Austin Montgomery (10 points) serving as the second leading scorer for Dixie State.

The Mountaineers come into Burns Arena Friday with a record of 3-18 (0-15 in conference play).

Western Colorado scores 78.4 points per game and surrenders 85.8 points per contest.

Senior guard Brady Subart (15.4 points per game) and freshman guard Cole Sienknecht (13.9 points per game) are the Mountaineers’ statistical leaders.

The Trailblazers lead the Mountaineers 3-0 all-time and will seek to stay perfect against their Gunnison, Colo.-based foes.

Saturday, Dixie State welcomes in a Colorado Mesa squad that is currently 14-7 (9-6 in RMAC play) headed into Friday’s game at Westminster.

The high-scoring Mavericks net 83.3 points per game while surrendering 77.8 points per contest.

Senior guard Connor Nicholls (20.7 points, 7.4 rebounds per game) leads Colorado Mesa statistically while junior guard Tommy Nuno (12.3 points and 5 rebounds per game) and senior center Damon Dubots (12 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) also excel for the Mavericks.