BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Jeremy Senglin drained eight 3-pointers and preseason favorite Weber State dropped 17 of the long-distance shots on Montana State to win a Big Sky Conference opener 87-75 on Thursday night.
Senglin opened scoring in the game with a 3-pointer -- hitting his first seven treys, in fact -- to take the early lead. Montana State stayed close through much of the first half, but could never get clear of the Wildcats (6-6, 1-0), who answered runs with clutch baskets. Weber State, on a four-game win streak, shot 30-for-55 from the field, 54.5 percent, and was 55 percent from 3-point range, 17 of 31.
The 17 3-pointers are a season high and two shy of the school record. Senglin became Weber State's all-time leader in treys with 264. Dusty Baker added 16 points on four treys.
Point guard D.J. Carton, ranked No. 28 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Ohio State, choosing the Buckeyes over Big Ten rivals Michigan and Indiana.
Len Chappell, who led Wake Forest to its only Final Four trip in 1962 and was an NBA All-Star with the Knicks, has died at 77.
Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight, who was found dead on a Phoenix roadway early Sunday, was arrested in June and charged with six felonies, including two counts of molestation of a child.