Weber State Wildcats men's basketball

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Weber State Wildcats
2014–15 Weber State Wildcats men's basketball team
Weber State Wildcats athletic logo
University Weber State University
Conference Big Sky
Location Ogden, UT
Head coach Randy Rahe (9th year)
Arena Dee Events Center
(Capacity: 12,000)
Nickname Wildcats
Colors

Purple and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1995, 1999
NCAA Tournament appearances
1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2014
Conference regular season champions
1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014

The Weber State Wildcats team is the basketball team representing Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and is a member of the Big Sky Conference. The team will play in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2014. The Wildcats are currently coached by Randy Rahe.

Street & Smith ranked Weber State 51st in its 2005 list of the 100 greatest college basketball programs of all time,[1][2] while Jeff Sagarin placed the program 116th in his 2009 all-time rankings in the ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia.[3]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

The Wildcats have appeared in 15 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 6–16. In 1995, 14th seed Weber State upset 3rd seed Michigan State University. In 1999, led by Harold Arceneaux, The Wildcats faced perennial powerhouse North Carolina in the first round of the tournament. North Carolina was making its 25th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats were heavy underdogs against the Tar Heels, but controlled the game, leading for most of the second half. North Carolina had no answer for Arceneaux, who scored from everywhere on the floor and finished with 36 points (20 in the second half). Weber State led by 10 points with 3:59 left in the game, and went on to win 76–74—one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history. To date, Weber State is the only team to defeat UNC in the first round since the NCAA eliminated first round byes in 1982. Weber State faced Florida in the second round, but Florida won in OT, 82–74. The loss ended Weber State's tournament run, but the school earned national respect.

Year Round Opponent Result
1968 First Round New Mexico State L 57–68
1969 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional Third Place Game
Seattle
Santa Clara
New Mexico State
W 75–73
L 59–63OT
W 58–56
1970 First Round Long Beach State L 73–92
1971 First Round Long Beach State L 66–77
1972 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional Third Place Game
Hawaiʻi
UCLA
San Francisco
W 91–64
L 58–90
L 64–74
1973 First Round Long Beach State L 75–88
1978 First Round Arkansas L 52–73
1979 First Round
Second Round
New Mexico State
Arkansas
W 81–78OT
L 63–74
1980 First Round Lamar L 86–87
1983 First Round Washington State L 52–62
1995 First Round
Second Round
Michigan State
Georgetown
W 79–72
L 51–53
1999 First Round
Second Round
North Carolina
Florida
W 76–74
L 74–82OT
2003 First Round Wisconsin L 74–81
2007 First Round UCLA L 42–70
2014 First Round Arizona L 59–68

NIT Results[edit]

The Wildcats have appeared in three National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 1–3

Year Round Opponent Result
1984 First Round
Second Round
Fordham
Southwestern Louisiana
W 75–63
L 72–74
2009 First Round San Diego State L 49–65
2010 First Round Cincinnati L 62–76

CBI Results[edit]

The Wildcats have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round Oregon L 59–68

CIT Results[edit]

The Wildcats have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT). Their combined record is 5–2. They advanced to the championship game in 2013.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First Round
Second Round
Utah Valley
Loyola Marymount
W 72–69
L 78–84 OT
2013 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
Cal Poly
Air Force
Oral Roberts
Northern Iowa
East Carolina
W 85–43
W 78–57
W 83–74
W 59–56
L 74–77

Weber State players in the NBA/ABA[edit]

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