BIG SKY: Weber State, winner of at least one game in its last two NCAA appearances (over Mich. St. in 1995, and over No. Carolina in 1999), is back, following its thrilling 60-57 win over Eastern Washington. The Wildcats will probably be seeded higher than 14th this season; they have an RPI ranking of 44, and could have made a case for an at-large berth had they lost. The Eagles lost in the Big Sky Final for the third straight year, each time to a different school.
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