Weber State basketball: Wildcats looking to set more records in third-round rematch vs. Oral Roberts

Published: Tuesday, March 26 2013 7:50 p.m. MDT

FILE -- Weber State coach Randy Rahe talks with Weber State Wildcats guard Gelaun Wheelwright (0) as the Weber State Wildcats play Idaho State in NCAA basketball Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Ogden. Weber state goes into the CIT with the best record of any team in the field.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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OGDEN — Weber State rewrote two notable records in its second-round matchup in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. Scott Bamforth passed Damian Lillard as WSU's all-time 3-point leader and the Wildcats' 28 wins marked the most in program and conference history.

Now, the Wildcats (28-6) have an opportunity to carve two more records in stone Wednesday against Oral Roberts (20-14) at 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center. WSU, which has won 15 of 16 games, is currently 28 points shy of the highest single-season point total in program and Big Sky history and is tied for the most home wins in one year.

Eight teams remain in the CIT field, which will whittle down to five Tuesday night.

The Golden Eagles now have four players averaging double figures: Warren Niles (18.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg), Damen Bell-Holter (15.4 ppg, 9.4 rpg), Shawn Glover (14.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and Steven Roudtree (10 ppg, 6.3 rpg).

In an earlier meeting between Oral Roberts and Weber State this season, the Wildcats trailed at halftime but rallied for a 70-66 win Feb. 23 in Tulsa, Okla., behind a 68 percent second-half shooting performance that featured seven 3-pointers.

Kyle Tresnak, who scored 20 points against ORU, has averaged 20.5 points in the two CIT games and has shot 90.5 percent from the field (19 of 21).

Wildcats on the Air

College Insider.com Tournament Quarterfinals

Oral Roberts (20-14) at Weber State (28-6)

Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Dee Events Center, Ogden

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