Hannah Gilbert and the women's basketball team play two games this weekend, including a Saturday home matchup against conference-leading UC Riverside.| Christa Lam/Mustang News

Cal Poly athletic teams are in the heat of their winter seasons. This weekend will host an onslaught of events from seven different sports.

After a conference win the previous weekend over Cal State Fullerton, the men’s basketball team begins the weekend on Thursday night by hosting UC Riverside in Mott Athletics Center. The game tips off at 7 p.m.

Continuing the weekend, the indoor track and field teams and the men’s tennis team will both compete at University of Washington. The event marks the track and field team’s first competition of the weekend.

The men’s tennis team stays in Washington though Saturday, where they will take on University of Portland at 2 p.m.

Those planning to support the Mustangs this weekend should make sure to mark their calendar for Saturday, which hosts the most events of the weekend. The day will be kicked off by the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, who compete at UC Santa Barbara.

After a sweep for both the men’s and women’s teams over UC Santa Cruz last week, the swim teams are ready for this weekend’s matchup. The Blue-Green Rivalry meet begins at 11 a.m.

The women’s basketball team will try to rebound from an 18-point loss to UC Davis last weekend in a matchup against Long Beach State at 4 p.m.

After competing against UC Riverside on Thursday, men’s basketball travels north to UC Davis for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

The women’s tennis team will host Westmont College on Saturday at 11 a.m. After a tough weekend at the University of California, the Mustangs will try to utilize home court advantage.

Saturday’s home events wrap up with a dual wrestling meet between Cal Poly and Grand Canyon University in Mott Athletics Center at 7 p.m. The Mustangs will hope for a repeat of last year’s matchup, when they beat the Antelopes, 30-3.

The women’s tennis ends the weekend for the Mustangs on Sunday morning, when the Mustangs will again compete at home against UC Santa Cruz at 11 a.m.

There are many things to watch for this weekend as seven different Cal Poly teams compete along the West Coast. Winter sports are adventuring into conference and regional play, and national tournaments are ranking their competitors.

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