Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Weber State, USU, UVU in lower-tier tournament

First Published Mar 11 2012 08:32 pm • Last Updated Mar 12 2012 10:53 am

Weber State and Utah State will host games in the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament this week.

The Wildcats, who were defeated in the Big Sky title game, accepted a CIT bid Sunday after they surprisingly didn’t get a bid to the National Invitation Tournament. They will host Utah Valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The Aggies, bounced in the first round of the WAC tournament, will host Cal State Bakersfield at the Spectrum on Wednesday night.

When Weber State hosts Utah Valley, it will match one team that harbored NCAA Tournament dreams against a school happy to be competing in its first-ever postseason basketball tournament.

Weber State (24-6), featuring the nation’s second-leading scorer in Damian Lillard (24.5 points), finished second in the Big Sky Conference regular season as well as the conference tournament. The Wildcats lost to Montana in the championship game, 85-66.

Utah Valley (20-12), the regular-season champion of the Great West Conference, lost to NJIT in the conference tournament semifinals. This is the Wolverines’ first appearance in any kind of college basketball postseason since becoming a Division I school four years ago. They are led by Isiah Williams’ 16.1 scoring average.

Utah State went 17-15 during the season. The Aggies finished fourth in the WAC and have had their streak of three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances snapped.

The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament was established in 2009.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.