Friday, March 10, 2017

Big Sky Tournament: Fighting Hawks To Battle Weber State For Crown (And NCAA Berth)

The Big Sky Conference's men's basketball tournament continued on Friday with both semifinal contests played at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada.

In the opener, Corey Baldwin and Geno Crandall each scored 16 points as the top-seeded North Dakota Fighting Hawks (21-9) held off the fourth-seeded Idaho Vandals (18-13) 69-64.

The Vandals were paced by Victor Sanders with 20 points.

In the nightcap, Jeremy Senglin scored 22 points while Dusty Baker (not the Washington Nationals' manager) added 17 points as the third-seeded Weber State Wildcats (19-12) upended the second-seeded Eastern Washington Eagles (22-11) 80-72, despite a combined 56 points from EWU's Bogdan Bliznyuk (32) and Jacob Wiley (24).

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