Sunday , March 11, 2018 - 5:01 PM
OGDEN — Weber State’s basketball season is officially over.
After falling in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Championships, the Wildcats have declined an invitation to the College Basketball Invitational and the College Insider Tournament, thus bringing the end to the 2017-18 season.
"We had to decline this year because of the overall health of our team," WSU head coach Randy Rahe said. "Our guys have been fighting through a lot of physical issues over the last three weeks and although it wasn't easy, I'm proud of how they handled it.”
Weber State’s rotation was limited to seven players for most of the season due to injuries, and toward the end of their campaign, the team looked to be running out of gas.
In the last four games of Big Sky play, the team shot below its season average, then scored a season-low 55 points in a loss to Northern Colorado in the Big Sky tournament quarterfinals in Reno.
“Our team accomplished a lot this year in winning 20 games and 13 conference games,” Rahe added. “I'm so proud of what they have done and have absolutely loved coaching this group. I'm especially proud of our two seniors, Dusty Baker and Ryan Richardson, for how they have represented our program and the university. We are excited for next year to get going again."
This season marks the eighth time in Rahe’s 12 years that the Wildcats finished with 20 or more wins. Weber State finished with a 20-11 record, which included a nine-game win streak and a conference record of 13-5.
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