— Utah Valley will travel to Cal in first round of NIT
Published: March 16, 2014 09:02PM
Updated: March 17, 2014 11:09AM
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Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Valley Wolverines center Ben Aird (34) keeps his focus on the rim as he runs over New Mexico State Aggies guard DK Eldridge (1) in game action at Utah Valley University in Orem on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

Orem • Utah Valley will play at California on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

The Wolverines earned an automatic bid to the NIT as the Western Athletic Conference’s regular-season champion.

California is 19-13 and was considered an NCAA Tournament bubble team until a 58-54 loss to Colorado in the quarterfinals of the Pac 12 Tournament.

Utah Valley is 20-11, including a 69-54 loss at Oregon on Nov. 19. It was the Wolverines’ only game against a Pac 12 opponent this season.

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Utah Valley at Cal

P Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

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