Weber State basketball schedule 2017-18: Bahamas Showcase field revealed

Wednesday , August 23, 2017 - 4:16 PM

BRETT HEIN, Standard-Examiner Staff

Weber State men’s basketball has become a yearly participant at in-season tournaments. In the last three seasons, the Wildcats have traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and Alaska to participate.

In March, the Standard-Examiner reported the 2017-18 season would take the Wildcats to the Island of the Bahamas Showcase on Nov. 17-19, which Weber State confirmed in its July schedule release.

WEBER STATEWildcats announce 2017-18 men's basketball schedule

Wednesday, the University of Vermont released its basketball schedule and revealed the eight-team field for Bahamas tournament.

Participants in the event are: Bradley, Coastal Carolina, Iona, James Madison, Northern Kentucky, UTSA, Vermont and Weber State.

BD Global, the company that organizes the event, has yet to officially announce the field. The contract between BD Global and Weber State, obtained by an open records request, allows BD Global until Oct. 1 to announce the game schedule, bracket and times.

The field gives Weber State an opportunity to beef up its schedule strength and play top-level, mid-major teams with the right draw. Vermont, Iona and Northern Kentucky played in the NCAA Tournament last season and were top-150 teams in Ken Pomeroy’s rating.

The Wildcats lost to Iona by 22 points in last year’s Great Alaska Shootout.

Below is a look at how each team finished the 2016-17 season, according to their Ken Pomeroy rating.

Bahamas Showcase Field
by final 2016-17 Ken Pom rating
Vermont 63
Iona 117
Northern Kentucky 138
Weber State 179
Coastal Carolina 207
Bradley 217
James Madison 223
UTSA 251

Weber State tips off the 2017-18 season with a home exhibition Nov. 2 against Western State, then hosts Utah State on Nov. 10 in the regular-season opener.

Contact Brett Hein at bhein@standard.net, on Twitter @bhein3 and find him at facebook.com/brettheinwrites.

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