Weber State Wildcats Basketball Tickets
Team: Weber State University Wildcats
Conference: Big Sky
Location: Ogden, Utah
Arena: Dee Events Center
Notable Players: Damian Lillard, Bruce Collins, Willie Sojourner, Larry Bergh, Harold Arceneaux, Bob Davis, Eddie Gill and Justus Thigpen
Weber State Wildcats Basketball TicketsThe Weber State Wildcats basketball program is a longtime member of the Big Sky Conference. Since it was found in 1963, the team has won more than 20 regular season conference championships and 10 tournament conference championships. Weber State posted some of its best seasons early on in program history. It advanced to the Sweet 16 in both 1969 and 1972 and finished with a 26-3 record and No. 17 in the AP polls in 1980. It has returned to the NCAA Tournament several times since then, beating No. 3 seed Michigan State in 1995 and No. 3 team North Carolina in 1999. The team’s best-known alum, Damian Lillard, played for the Wildcats between 2008 and 2012 and became one of the leading scorers in the country. He went No. 6 in the NBA draft, won the NBA Rookie of the Year award and received All-NBA honors. Weber State retired his jersey in 2017, being only the third player in Wildcats history to receive the honor. If you want to attend a live game, you can purchase Weber State Wildcats basketball tickets at StubHub.
What was Weber State’s record last season?Weber State finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 18-5 and 11-9 in the conference, including a 113-103 win over BYU. The team participated in the Big Sky Tournament as the No. 4 seed. However, the season ended with a 78-49 loss to eventual champion Montana in the tournament semifinals.
What are the top games on the Weber State Wildcats basketball schedule?To open up the 2019-20 season, Weber State travels to Utah State on Nov. 8, and then plays in the Gulf Coast Showcase tournament between Nov. 25 and Nov. 27. The team then travels to the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Utes in the annual Beehive Classic, which pits the top teams against each other from across the state. This is followed by a road game against BYU on Dec. 21. The Big Sky portion of the schedule opens with home games against Eastern Washington on Dec. 28 and Northern Colorado on Jan. 9. Weber State then plays a home/away series against Montana on Jan. 25 and Feb. 13, respectively. The team goes to Eastern Washington in the last game of the regular season on March 7. The Big Sky Tournament officially begins on March 11 and lasts until March 14.
Who is the team’s current coach?Randy Rahe, who took over in 2007, is the current head coach of the Weber State Wildcats basketball team. During his tenure, he has guided the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament three times, and his 267 wins are a school record.
How big is the Dee Events Center?Located on the campus of Weber State, the Dee Events Center can accommodate more than 12,000 people. Named in honor of Lawrence T. Dee, who contributed part of the funds for the completion of the arena, the Dee Center has been the site of the Big Sky Tournament, the NCAA Tournament, NBA preseason games, and numerous concerts from the likes of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. The arena has undergone various renovations, including a new video board, lighting system and display ring between 2010 and 2013.
Who are Weber State’s biggest rivals?Weber State shares an in-conference rivalry with fellow Big Sky team Montana. The two teams have met more than 120 times since the basketball program’s inception. Their match-ups frequently determine the conference championship. Weber State has also played fellow Utah team Brigham Young University Cougars most years, even though they are separated by conferences.
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