Los Angeles • Weber State was short-handed, suffered through one of its worst shooting nights of the season and was dominated on the glass by Loyola Marymount in Gersten Pavilion.
Yet, despite trailing by 13 in the second half of its CollegeInsider.com Tournament, the Wildcats rallied to force overtime. However, the Lions took control in the extra period and won 84-78 in what might have been Weber State guard Damian Lillard's final collegiate game.
"We were overmatched talent-wise," said Weber State coach Randy Rahe about LMU, a team that had defeated UCLA, Saint Louis and BYU and finished fourth in the West Coast Conference. "The guys were really together today. We put ourselves in a position to do it. I'm sick to my stomach we didn't get it done."