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Weber State basketball: WSU enters CIT with best record of anyone in the field

Published: Tuesday, March 19 2013 7:45 p.m. MDT

Weber's bench cheer a basket as Weber State and Eastern Washington play Saturday, March 9, 2013. Weber won 65-57.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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OGDEN — Weber State’s season marches on.

The Wildcats (26-6) were left out of both the NCAA and NIT tournaments, but accepted an invitation to play in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. WSU earned a first-round date Wednesday with Cal Poly (18-13) at the Dee Events Center at 7 p.m.

The Mustangs are led by Chris Eversley, a 6-foot-7 forward who averages team highs in points (15.8 ppg) and rebounds (7.1 ppg). This is the first time in 19 years of Division-1 basketball that Cal Poly has qualified for a postseason tournament. It's also the first meeting between the two schools.

All tournament games are played on campus sites, culminating with the championship April 2. The CIT doesn’t use a bracket format, but rather restructures matchups depending on the previous round. Weber State has the best record of any team in the tournament and the fourth-highest RPI.

Wildcats on the air

Cal Poly (18-13) at Weber State (26-6)

Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Ogden, Dee Events Center

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