It wasn't easy, but Weber State emerged from their opening round CIT game with a 72-69 victory over Utah Valley.
The game was tied at halftime, but Weber got off to a great start in the second half, and led by as many as 13 points. But Utah Valley kept chipping away, eventually tying the game at 66 with under two minutes to play. Damian Lillard hit a three, but Utah Valley responded with a three to tie it at 69 with 1:14 to play. Down the stretch, WSU hit free throws, while UVU couldn't hit anything, and that was the difference.
Damian Lillard led the charge with 21 points and five assists. That put him over 1,900 points for his career, second best in school history. Scott Bamforth added 16 in the win.
Weber State moves to 25-6 on the year, but are unsure on the next matchup. It will be decided after the first round is over, where they are regionally matched up. Best guess would be that they will get a rematch with Utah State if they win.
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