MEN'S BASKETBALL: Weber to host Big Sky tournament
OGDEN, Utah -- Weber State University has clinched hosting rights for the 2014 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Championship. The Wildcats are 13-7 in conference play with two games remaining. Weber State has clinched at least a share of the r...
OGDEN, Utah - Weber State University has clinched hosting rights for the 2014 Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Championship.
The Wildcats are 13-7 in conference play with two games remaining. Weber State has clinched at least a share of the regular-season title. Montana and UND could still potentially tie Weber State for the title, but Weber State would win the tiebreaker.
The 2014 Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will begin March 13 at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Utah, with three games. The No. 2 seed will play the No. 7 seed at 3 p.m. The No. 3 seed will play the No. 6 seed at 5:30 p.m., followed by the third game at 8 p.m. featuring the No. 4 seed taking on the No. 5 seed.
As the No. 1 seed, Weber State earns a first-round bye. The Wildcats will play in Friday’s second game against the lowest remaining seed at 7 p.m. The two highest remaining seeds from Thursday’s game will play in the first semifinal game at 4:30 p.m. Mountain.
Saturday’s championship game will be played at 7 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPNU.
Weber State, under head coach Randy Rahe, can clinch the outright league title with one more win, or with losses by UND and Montana.
This will mark the 10th time the Big Sky Championship has been played at the Dee Events Center. Weber State last hosted the championship at the end of the 2009-10 season.
One week remains in the Big Sky Conference regular season, and 12 games are on tap. Weber State is the only team to have clinched a postseason bid. UND is currently in second place at 11-7, followed by Montana at 10-7. Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona are 10-8. Montana State is 9-8. Sacramento State, Eastern Washington and Portland State are 9-9. Idaho State is 8-10. Southern Utah has been eliminated from postseason contention at 0-18. The top seven teams qualify for the championship.