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

first_img Written by Tags: Colorado Mesa/Dixie State men’s basketball/Western Colorado Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-This week, No. 23 Dixie State men’s basketball (14-3, 9-2 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play) hosts Colorado Mesa (12-5, 8-3 in RMAC play) Friday and Western Colorado (7-10, 4-7 in RMAC play) Saturday at Burns Arena.The Trailblazers are coached by 15-year head coach Jon Judkins (276-129, .681 at Dixie State; 560-257, .685 as a collegiate head coach) who has shepherded the Trailblazers into Division II from juco status in his tenure.Judkins is only 23 wins short of the all-time Utah college basketball coaching record for victories.University of Utah women’s basketball coach Elaine Elliott (1983-2008) was 582-234 (.713) during her tenure as the Utes’ head coach.The Trailblazers score 81.1 points per game as Dixie State is tied for 76th nationally in scoring offense with Florida Tech.Junior forward/center Hunter Schofield leads the Trailblazers in scoring (16.5 points per game), rebounding (6.8 boards per game) and blocked shots (12).Senior guard Jack Pagenkopf (13.1 points, 6.4 rebounds per game, team-bests in assists [99] and steals [39]) and junior guard Dason Youngblood (10.7 points) also score in double figures on-average for Dixie State.The Trailblazers surrender 72.4 points per game, ranking Dixie State 104th nationally in scoring defense.The Mavericks are coached by Mike DeGeorge who is 31-15 (.674) in his second season at the helm of the Colorado Mesa program.The Mavericks score 83.9 points per game, ranking Colorado Mesa 41st nationally in scoring offense.Colorado Mesa ranks fourth nationally in field goal percentage, connecting on 52 percent of their shots (504-969) on the season.Senior guard Tommy Nuno  is the Mavericks’ statistical leader. The native of Half Moon Bay, Calif. leads Colorado Mesa in scoring (16.2 points per game) and assists (81). Nuno is tied for the team rebounding lead with senior guard Michael Skinner (6.4 boards per game). Skinner also posts 12.2 points per game and leads the Mavericks in steals (28).Other Colorado Mesa double figure scorers on-average include junior guard Georgie Dancer (14.6 points per game), junior center Ethan Richardson (11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds per game) and junior guard Jared Small (10.4 points per game, a team-best 20 blocked shots).The Mavericks surrender 74.6 points per game, ranking Colorado Mesa 148th nationally in scoring defense.The Trailblazers are 6-4 all-time against Colorado Mesa.Western Colorado is coached by Bradd Schafer who is 43-111 (.279) in his sixth season at the helm of the Mountaineers’ program.The Mountaineers score 70.5 points per game as Western Colorado ranks 254th nationally in scoring offense.Australian national, freshman forward Josh Tomasi leads the Mountaineers in scoring (14.3 points per game and nets 6.8 rebounds per contest.Sophomore guard Cole Sienknecht (14.1 points per game) and junior forward Jackson Ehrlin (10.9 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for Western Colorado.Senior guard Monroe Porter leads the Mountaineers in rebounding (6.9 boards per game), assists (43) and blocked shots (9).Redshirt senior guard James Willis has a team-best 12 steals for Western Colorado.The Mountaineers surrender 77.1 points per game as Western Colorado is tied for 195th nationally in scoring defense with Texas A&M-International and Florida Tech.The Trailblazers are 4-0 all-time against Western Colorado. January 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Colorado Mesa, Western Colorado, This Weekendlast_img read more

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