The Wildcats will play the Wildcats. Weber State will meet Arizona Friday in San Diego in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Arizona garnered the No. 1 seed in the West Region, with the Wildcats earning a No. 16 seed. The game will be played at the Viejas Arena in San Diego and will tipoff at 11:10 a.m. Pacific time (12:10 p.m. Mountain time). The game will be televised nationally on TNT.
Tickets to the game will be $99.00 and can be obtained through WSU's ticket office beginning Monday at 10 a.m. Contact the ticket office at 801-626-8500 or visit WeberStateTickets.com.
Weber State (19-11) earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years after winning the Big Sky Tournament Saturday night. The Wildcats won their 21st Big Sky regular season title, finishing 14-6 in conference play.
The Wildcats are coached by Randy Rahe who is in his eighth season as head coach. He has led the Wildcats to four Big Sky titles in eight years and ranks third in Big Sky history in career coaching wins. Senior Davion Berry was named the Big Sky MVP and Tournament MVP after leading the Wildcats to the conference title. The Oakland, Calif., native is averaging 19.1 points per game.
This will be Weber State’s 15th trip to the NCAA Tournament. WSU has six NCAA Tournament wins in its history, with the last coming in 1999 when the Wildcats beat North Carolina in the First Round.
Arizona is 30-4 on the season and won the Pac-12 with a 15-3 conference record. The Wildcats are making their 31st NCAA Tournament appearance.
WSU is 0-4 all-time against Arizona. The two teams first met in 1966-67 season and also played in 1967-68 and 1969-70. The two teams last meet during the 2008-09 season with Arizona winning 71-65 in Tucson.