The No. 16 seeded Weber State Wildcats nearly accomplished the unthinkable on Friday, March 21, narrowly losing to No. 1 seed Arizona 68-59 in the Round of 64. But what the Wildcats did to get within striking distance of what many consider to be the odds-on favorite to win it all was nothing short of remarkable. When you consider that Weber State shot just 30 percent for the game and Arizona hit on 55 percent -- more so.
In order to play with the big boys, you’ve got to play huge. And that the Wildcats in purple did -- despite eventually succumbing to a bigger, stronger, faster and more defensive Arizona team that looked every bit the contender most thought. Here is how tiny Weber State stayed with mighty Arizona, earning the praise of everyone in the process.