Weber State basketball: Wildcats' Big Dance hopes disappear in 2nd half

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  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    March 8, 2012 9:56 a.m.


  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    March 8, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    No adjustments were made from a week ago. They still just passed around the perimeter and hucked up threes. I was hoping they would play a quick transition game after Montana missed shots and put a press on Montana after misses. They are clearly outmatched on the inside game, but I would rather give up the points there than give up open three pointers. It's tough to see such a talented team go down, but they had a history of fading down the stretch in close games against big teams (Montana and St. Marys), and they can't play teams with tall inside players (BYU).

    Still very entertaining to watch them go 15-0 at home, beat USU and Utah, and have a future NBA player play a team concept. I think both teams are tournament teams, but "experts" like Joe Lunardi who haven't seen one Big Sky game in his life have this penciled for a one-bid conference. Here's hoping they get an NIT bid. GO WILDCATS!

  • TM58 Ogden, UT
    March 8, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    I love Weber State Basketball. I love going to the Dee Events Center and watching them every year and cheering my guts out for them. With that said, this is four straight years that they have laid an egg in the post-season tournament. With high hopes of making a run at the NCAA tournament they can't deliver. Three straight seasons they have had their hopes dashed by Montana. What makes this even a more bitter pill to swallow is that in all 3 Montana losses in the tournament Weber had the lead at halftime. Two years ago they had a 20 point lead at the half only to watch Montana come out and blitz them in the second half to win the championship. Last year in the semi-finals I believe Weber had a 10 point lead to these guys only to lose by 15 or so. This year they have a 5 point lead and then up losing by 19!!. They were out-scored in the 2nd half 54-30! Each year Montana has outscored them by 20+ in the 2nd half to win. Twice this has been for the right to go to the big dance! Play big in the biggest moments! Very disappointing.

  • Pugman TREMONTON, UT
    March 8, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    Some teams just have others teams numbers. To bad, I really like Weber and I love the way Damon plays. I hope they get an invite to the NIT.