Friday, March 14, 2014

Weber State Basketball NCAA Birth Please

                            Weber State Basketball is rich in history, tradition, and winning.
       Lately, however the Wildcats seem unable to get that BIG win. Coach Randy Rahe has done a very good job since taking over the program in the 2006-07. In his first season, the 'Cats went 20-12, going 11-5 in Big Sky play, winning the Big Sky regular season and tournament. That team went onto the NCAA tournament where they were handled by UCLA in a 70-42 loss. In 2007-08, the 'Cats went 18-14 losing in the Big Sky semis. However the next two seasons Weber State locked home floor for the Big Sky tournament in Ogden. Promptly losing in the semis in 2009 and in 2010, a heartbreaker to Montana by one point in the championship game. The 2011 Wildcats went 20-14 but lost in the Big Sky semis.  In 2012 and 2013, granted not having home court advantage the Wildcats managed to lose the Big Sky title game, both times to Montana. Weber State has had five 20 win seasons, including a 30 win season last year yet has not advanced to the NCAA's since 2007. To date under Coach Rahe's helm, Weber State has gone 167-86 dominating the Big Sky, with only one conference tournament championship(one NCAA appearance) to show.
        Maybe just maybe, starting tonight against Northern Colorado, the Wildcats will change their losing ways. Even in last years incredible 30 win run, the Wildcats lost to East Carolina at home, at the buzzer for the CIT title. At least Montana has found its way out of this years Big Sky tournament. It's not as if Weber State needs to find a new offense or defense, they just need to find a way to win in a big spot. It's been sometime since a court storm at the Dee (this pic from '03),

SO let it begin tonight Wildcats.....please.

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