Posted: Mar 20, 2013 3:13 PM by Andrew Masuda
Nineteen years of waiting will finally come to an end for the Cal Poly men's basketball team on Wednesday night. The Mustangs play at Weber State in the opening round of the 32 team College Insider Tournament. It marks the first postseason game for the Mustangs since the program turned Division I in 1994.
The game tips off inside the Dee Events Center at 6:05 pm on Wednesday.
The 18-13 Mustangs need one more win to tie the program record for most wins at the Division I level. The 2006-07 squad went 19-11.
Weber State is 26-6 and enjoyed a 13 game winning streak until falling to top seeded Montana in the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game. The Wildcats' 26 wins and .813 winning percentage rank number one of any program in the CIT.
The Mustangs are coming off a heartbreaking 55-53 last second loss to Pacific in the Big West Tournament semifinals. Cal Poly still enters the postseason having won 9 of its last 11 games.
Cal Poly is led by junior forward Chris Eversley. The All-Conference First Team pick is averaging almost 16 points and 7 rebounds per game. He has seven double-doubles this season. Senior shooting guard Dylan Royer ranks 27th in Division I with a .425 percentage from 3-point range. He is averaging almost 01 points per game with a career high of 23 points against UCSB and Cal Sate Northridge. Junior point guard Jamal Johnson ranks 11th among Division I players with a 2.83 to 1 assist to turnover ratio. He's averaging 4 assists per game.
Weber State as a team shoots .419 from 3-point range. The Wildcats have three players averaging 11 or more points per game led by junior guard Davion Berry, who's at 15.2 points per game and shooting .413 from downtown. Scott Bamfrorth averages 13 points and shoos .440 from beyond the arc. 6-10 center Kyle Tresnak averages 11 points and almost 6 rebounds per game. Junior Jordan Richardson is shooting .442 from 3-point range and averaging 8 points per game.
Cal Poly last played a postseason game was in the 1985-86 season when the Mustangs received an at-large berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The team's last postseason victory was a 66-60 win against Alaska-Anchorage during the NCAA Division II semifinals in 1982.
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