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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Big Sky Breakdown: Montana claims outright Big Sky championship

2Mar

Montana secured its first outright Big Sky Conference men's basketball championship since 2013 on Thursday with a 75-57 victory over Weber State in Missoula on Thursday. The Grizzlies earned the sixth outright league title and the 10th Big Sky banner in school history with a wire-to-wire victory to stay undefeated (13-0) at home and move to 22-7 overall. 

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Big Sky Breakdown: Jeff Choate on Montana State spring football

28Feb

Montana State opens spring football on Saturday morning. The slate of 15 practices will culminate with the Sonny Holland Spring Game on April 7 in Bozeman. On Wednesday February 28, MSU head coach Jeff Choate addressed the media to talk about his third spring at the helm for the Bobcats. 

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Big Sky Breakdown: Stars of Big Sky Basketball, February 22

22Feb

In this weekly installment of Stars of Big Sky Basketball, Colter Nuanez is joined by North Dakota point guard Geno Crandall, Portland State power forward Brandon Hollins, Weber State head coach Randy Rahe, Montana senior power forward Fabijan Krslovic, Montana State head coach Brian Fish, Montana sophomore guard Trevor Spoja and Montana head coach Travis DeCuire. 

Geno Crandall, North Dakota junior point guard – 1:45

Brandon Hollins, Portland State power forward – 12:25

Randy Rahe, Weber State head coach – 25:55

Fabijan Krslovic, Montana senior power forward – 37:21

Brian Fish, Montana State head coach – 46:19

Trevor Spoja, Montana sophomore guard – 1:03:09

Travis DeCuire, Montana head coach – 1:08:28

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