PRESS CONFERENCE: Idaho State 113, Weber State 109, OT

7Mar

Weber State tied a Big Sky Tournament record by scoring 55 points in the first half and saw its lead swell to as many as 25 points before Idaho State obliterated that mark by scoring 64 points after halftime to force overtime, then closing out its seventh win in Reno in three seasons to advance to Friday's semifinals. 

 

Idaho State head coach Seton Sobolewski and juniors Grace Kenyon and Saylair Grandon along with Weber State head coach Bethann Ord, Emily Drake and Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman address the media after the game. 

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Northern Colorado 78, Montana 69

7Mar

Top-seeded Northern Colorado hit nine 3-pointers in the first 11 minutes of the game, then answered every Montana spurt to move into the semifinals of the Big Sky women's tournament with a 78-69 win on Wednesday afternoon. 

 

UNC head coach Kamie Ethridge, junior Savannah Smith and senior Savannah Scott along with Montana head coach Shannon Schweyen, junior Jace Henderson and sophomore McKenzie Johnston address the media after the game. 

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Portland State 71, Sac State 67

7Mar

Sacramento State cut an 18-point lead to one point with 3:20 left before Portland State true freshman Holland Woods scored 11 straight points to close out the No. 6 Vikings' 71-67 win over the 11th-seeded Hornets to punch a ticket in Thursday's quarterfinal against Eastern Washington. 

Portland State head coach Barret Peery, Holland Woods and senior Bryce Canda plus Sac State head coach Brian Katz, senior Justin Strings and freshman Bryce Fowler address the media following Tuesday's final first round game.

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Southern Utah 76, Idaho State 68

6Mar

Southern Utah limited Idaho State to 3-of-17 shooting from beyond the 3-point line and used an 11-2 first-half run to take command, then hit eight free throws in the final three minutes to seal an upset of the seventh-seeded Bengals. The 10th-seeded Thunderbirds move on to play Idaho in Thursday's quarterfinal

 

Southern Utah head coach Todd Simon, junior guard Brandon Better and senior Dwayne Morgan plus Idaho State  head coach Bill Evans, sophomore guard Brandon Boyd and junior center Novak Topalovic addrress the media after the game. 

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Northern Colorado 82, Northern Arizona 59

6Mar

Northern Arizona limited the Big Sky's leading scorer Andre Spight to 12 points but that left room for Jordan Davis (21 points), Anthony Johnson (17 points) and Jonah Radebaugh to help No. 5 Northern Colorado cruise to an 82-59 victory over the 12th-seeded Bears. 

 

Hear from Northern Colorado head coach Jeff Linder, Jordan Davis and Jonah Radebaugh along with NAU head coach Jack Murphy, Torrey Johnson and Corey Brown. 

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Big Sky men’s basketball tournament: North Dakota 76, Montana State 74

6Mar

Montana State build a 19-point lead with 11:24 to play only to see North Dakota finish the game on a 31-10 run capped by Kienan Walter's tip-in with seven seconds to play as the defending tournament champions advanced to take on top-seeded Montana in Thursday's quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament. 

 

North Dakota head coach Brian Jones, sophomore guard Marlon Stewart and junior point guard Geno Crandall along with Montana State head coach Brian Fish and senior forwards Zach Green and Konner Frey address the media following the first-round game. 

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Big Sky women’s tournament: Portland State 77, NAU 61

6Mar

Portland State won the second quarter 21-5 to take a 37-21 lead into halftime, an advantage that held as the No. 6 Vikings eliminated the No. 11 Lumberjacks in the final game of the first round of the Big Sky women's tournament in Reno on Monday night. 

 

PSU head coach Lynn Kennedy and juniors Sidney Rielly and Kiana Brown along with NAU head coach Loree Payne and Lumberjack seniors Kenna McDavis and Olivia Lucero address the media following the game. 

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Big Sky women’s tournament: Montana State 68, North Dakota 58

5Mar

Montana State used an 18-0 run to close the first half to spark a 68-58 win over North Dakota to earn a spot in Wednesday's quarterfinals in Reno. The Bobcats will take on second-seeded Idaho in the next round of the Big SKy Tournament. 

MSU head coach Tricia Binford, senior Delany Junkermier and freshman Tori Martell addressed the media following the game, as did UND head coach Travis Brewster and juniors Lexi Klabo and Fallyn Freije. 

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Big Sky women’s tournament: Idaho State 59, Southern Utah 49

5Mar

Behind three key spurts, No. 5 Idaho State moved into the quarterfinals of the Big Sky women's tournament for the third straight year in Reno with a 59-49 win over No. 12 Southern Utah. 

 

Hear from ISU head coach Seton Sobolewski, junior forward Saylair Grandon and sophomore guard Estafania Ors along with Southern Utah head coach Chris Boettcher, lone senior Whitney Johnson and lone junior Breanu Reid. 

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Big Sky women’s tournament: Montana 87, Montana 80

5Mar

Behind a career-high 28 points from McKenzie Johnston, Montana posted an 87-80 win over Sacramento State in the first round of the Big Sky women's basketball tournament. The Lady Griz will play top-seeded Northern Colorado on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. MST.

 
Following the game, head coach Shannon Schweyen, Johnston and sophomore post Caitlin Lonergan addressed the media. 

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