OGDEN, Utah – The Wildcats are going dancing. For the 15th time in its history and the first since 2007, Weber State is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats won the Big Sky Tournament with an 88-67 win over North Dakota Saturday night at the Dee Events Center to punch their ticket to the Big Dance.
“This sure feels good,” said WSU head coach Randy Rahe, who will be heading to his second NCAA Tournament as head coach. “I’m so proud of our team. They have come so far from the start of the season. Our seniors have provided great leadership and I’m so happy for our program.”
The Wildcats never trailed against UND and jumped out to an 18-6 lead in the first four minutes. WSU started the game 10 of 11 shooting and would never look back. The ‘Cats led by 10 at halftime and the lead was never less than seven the rest of the way.
Weber State shot 56.6 percent from the field and held UND to 39 percent shooting. The Wildcats knocked down 10 3-pointers and had 17 assists. WSU was also 18 of 21 from the free throw line.
Senior Kyle Tresnak led the Wildcats with a career-high 27 points on 11 of 15 shooting. Davion Berry added 19 points and four assists and was named the Tournament MVP. Jeremy Senglin added 12 for the Wildcats.
Tresnak and senior Jordan Richardson were named to the All-Tournament team.
The NCAA Tournament field will be announced Sunday at 4 p.m. Weber State will have a watch party for fans Sunday at the Dee Events Center.
Davion Berry, G/F, Weber State - MVP
Jordan Richardson, Sr., G, Weber State
Kyle Tresnak, F, Weber State
Derrick Barden, Sr., F, Northern Colorado
Aaron Anderson, Sr., G, North Dakota
Troy Huff, Sr., G/F, North Dakota