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Utah signs 2nd-rounder Bolomboy

On Friday, the Jazz signed Joel Bolomboy from nearby Weber State. The 6-foot-9 power forward, drafted 52nd overall, was the Big Sky Conference's defensive player of the year last season as a senior. He's the Wildcats' career leader in total rebounds. NBA.com/Jazz

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Utah forward Chapman transfers to Weber State

Utah forward Brekkott Chapman, who averaged 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds last season, has transferred to Weber State, coach Randy Rahe announced Wednesday.


2017 Bracketology: No. 16 Seeds

  • East: South Carolina State Bulldogs/Texas Southern Tigers
  • West: North Dakota State Bison/Wagner Seahawks
  • South: Lehigh Mountain Hawks
  • Midwest: Weber State Wildcats
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Bolomboy, Paige lead West over East in ASG

Weber State's Joel Bolomboy had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the West to an 89-85 win over the East in the NCAA All-Star game Friday.

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Tournament Challenge: First-round recap

Who likes upsets? Apparently 41 percent of the 2016 NCAA tournament field, as 13 lower-seeded teams beat higher-seeded foes in the first round.

Farr helps Xavier move on (2:53)

Xavier uses late surge, takes down Weber St.

James Farr had 18 points and 15 rebounds, fellow big man Jalen Reynolds added 12 points and No. 2 seed Xavier pulled away late for a 71-53 victory over pesky 15th-seed Weber State.

Xavier advances past Weber State

The Musketeers led the Wildcats wire-to-wire and move on with a 71-53 victory behind 18 points off the bench from James Farr. Xavier advances to face Wisconsin on Sunday in the Round of 32. Box score

Xaver up on Weber State at halftime

The Musketeers shot 40.5% from the field and out-rebounded Weber St. 29-17 in the first 20 minutes. They are out to a 34-23 lead. Follow live

Stats & Info

First Round: Weber State (15) vs. Xavier (2)

The Wildcats allow 95.8 points per 100 possessions, the best defensive efficiency in the Big Sky. But they go head-to-head with the Musketeers' dangerous offense, which averages 81.3 points per game, seventh among major-conference teams. Preview

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How to bet Friday's NCAA tourney games

After an exciting start to the NCAA tourney on Thursday, Chalk's experts offer an in-depth game-by-game betting breakdown of all 16 games on Friday.

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Coaching breakdown: Friday's matchups

Our three former coaches -- Seth Greenberg, Fran Fraschilla and Dan Dakich -- look at all the matchups, point out strengths and weaknesses and figure out what each team needs to do to advance.

Biggest tournament upsets: No. 10

In 1999, No. 14 Weber State knocked off No. 3 North Carolina by making 14-of-26 3-point attempts, including 7-of-10 in the second half. It was the first time the Tar Heels had lost in the first round since 1980, and was the Wildcats' second tourney win as a No. 14 seed. Biggest upsets

Can players from small schools turn into stars? (2:53)
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BPI doesn't count out the No. 15 seeds

BPI projects nearly a one-in-five chance that a No. 15 seed beats a No. 2 seed in the first round for only the eighth time in NCAA tourney history. Florida Gulf Coast was the last team to do it, in 2013. BPI predicts the tourney


Against the spread, pick Xavier

Xavier is arguably the most dangerous offense in the tourney. Weber State is well-coached, but the bottom line is it's going to need to score at least 70 points to have a shot at covering this game. Betting guide (Insider)

Most likely upset on every seed line (1:57)

Weber State is no giant killer

Pick nearly any category -- turnover margin, rebounding, 3-point shooting -- and the No. 15 Wildcats are outgunned and outclassed against No. 2 Xavier. Our statistical model gives Weber State just a 6.3 percent chance of pulling the upset. Giant Killers (Insider)

Sign up for Tournament Challenge

The field is set, and Weber State is the No. 15 seed in the East Region. Make your picks and challenge your friends before the tournament tips off. Sign up now

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ESPN's Bracket Predictor

Need a hand filling out your tournament bracket? ESPN's Bracket Predictor breaks down each team's strengths and weaknesses, key stats and odds for winning its next matchup based on various models. Bracket Predictor (Insider)

Weber State is great inside the arc

The Big Sky champs (No. 15 seed in the East) are among the nation's best teams at shooting inside the arc, and they draw fouls while doing it. Get to know all 68 teams

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.791st
Rebounds Per Game37.5101st
Assists Per Game13.9139th
Points Allowed66.959th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record6-17
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances16