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Weber State Wildcats
Weber State Wildcats
School Name: Weber State University
Location: Ogden, Utah
Arena: Dee Events Center
Capacity: 12,000
Conference: Big Sky
Head coach: Randy Rahe

The Weber State Wildcats team is the basketball team representing Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and is a member of the Big Sky Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2007. The Wildcats are currently coached by Randy Rahe.

Street & Smith ranked Weber State 51st in its 2005 list of the 100 greatest college basketball programs of all time[1][2], while Jeff Sagarin placed the program 116th in his 2009 all-time rankings in the ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia.[3]

NCAA Tournament Results[]

The Wildcats have appeared in 14 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 6-15. In 1995, 14th seed Weber State upset 3rd seed Michigan State. In 1999, led by Harold Arceneaux, The Wildcats faced perennial powerhouse North Carolina in the first round of the tournament. North Carolina was making its 25th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and had won every first round game since 1980. The Wildcats were heavy underdogs against the Tar Heels, but weren't intimidated. Weber State controlled the game, leading for most of the second half. North Carolina had no answer for Arceneaux, who scored from everywhere on the floor and finished with 36 points (20 in the second half). Weber State led by 10 points with 3:59 left in the game, and earned a 76-74 victory for the Wildcats. Weber State's win over mighty UNC remains one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history. Weber State faced Florida in the second round, but Florida won in OT, 82-74. The loss ended Weber State's tournament run, but the school earned national respect.

Year Result
1968 First Round
1969 Regional Third Place[4]
1970 First Round
1971 First Round
1972 Regional Fourth Place[5]
1973 First Round
1978 First Round
1979 Second Round
1980 First Round
1983 First Round
1995 Second Round
1999 Second Round
2003 First Round
2007 First Round

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