Weber State Wildcats.
The obvious story line you may be hearing a lot in next three days is how our part of Western regional is shaping up to a Ben Howland Bracket with all the potential matchups and storylines. However, here on BN for next few days until Thursday night's tipoff we are going to keep our focus on one team only: Weber State.
The Big Sky Champions are one of the feel good stories of this year's tourney season, going to worst to first in a span of one year. From Sporstline:
Patten, the league's MVP, scored a team-high 22 points Wednesday night, leading the Wildcats to the Big Sky Conference Tournament title with an 88-80 victory over Northern Arizona.
The win put the Wildcats (20-11, 12-5) into the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time in school history, the first since 2003.
Patten was the only returning starter from the team that finished last in the conference a year ago. Under first-year coach Randy Rahe, the Wildcats engineered one of the most surprising turnarounds in Big Sky history.
We are going to have lot more on our first game starting tomorrow.
What do we need to prepare for Thursday night? Well Sportsline's Garry Parrish is channeling BN (emphasis mine):
I just want our boys to get back into Ben Ball form starting Thursday night and take care of business against Weber State. And we are going to keep our focus on the Wildcats for next 3 and half days.