Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weber State Will Play in the CIT

Somehow, Weber State has missed the NIT. I would have thought they would get a bid over teams like Illinois State, Minnesota, or Iowa, but they have been left out of the field with a 24-6 overall record.

Instead, they will play Utah Vallay on Tuesday night at the Dee Events Center. UVU finished 200-12 on the year and 9-2 in the Great West, but lost in the semifinals to NJIT (who then lost to UND).

It is certainly a disappointment for Weber State to miss the NIT (just ask Damian Lillard), but hopefully they will be able to take out that frustration and turn it into a successful CIT run.

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  1. I really think Weber's SOS was the culprit. It's around ~225, while the strength of schedule for schools such as Washington and Illinois State hovers around 100.

    I'd love to say they schedule weak, but the reality is nobody knew Utah would be so bad this year. Utah State wasn't very good, either. San Jose State was a payback game from the Bracketbuster. If they could have won - or at least played close - against BYU, St Mary's, or Cal, then it might be a different story.

    Next year will be interesting. Doug Fullerton said he is going to address the low RPI's and SOS from this season. But, with a 20 game schedule next year, that only leaves about 10 out of conference games. It's hard to schedule home games at this level, and playing "money game" after "money game" can cause more harm than good, in my opinion.