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Weber State players huddle during a Big Sky tournament semifinal game against Montana on Friday, March 15, 2019, at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.

OGDEN — Weber State basketball will not play in a postseason tournament for the second straight season.

WSU confirmed through a spokesman Saturday that the Wildcats will not play in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) or the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) this season.

Typically, the CIT and CBI look for teams with records at or above .500. Weber State finished 18-15 and was 11-9 in conference play, likely putting them on the radar for the two tournaments, but WSU said it will not play in either.

The Wildcats began the season 13-6 with a 7-1 start in Big Sky play but went 5-9 from there, soundly defeating Portland State in the Big Sky quarterfinals Thursday before suffering a 29-point loss to Montana on Friday.

The outcome was only the second time in head coach Randy Rahe's 13 seasons that the Wildcats finished below third place in the regular season.

The college careers of seniors Zach Braxton and Brekkott Chapman therefore come to an end. Including blocks in the Big Sky tournament, each will end their careers with exactly 100 blocks, both tied for fifth all-time at Weber State along with Darin Mahoney.

Chapman's 1.67 blocks-per-game average is second all-time in school history. After shooting 6 of 10 from deep in Boise, he also finishes third all-time in 3-point percentage at 43.1.

Contact Brett Hein at bhein@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter @bhein3/@WeberHQ and at facebook.com/WeberStateSports.

Brett Hein is the sports editor and covers Weber State sports for the Standard-Examiner.

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