Thursday, March 09, 2017

Big Sky Tournament: Fighting Hawks (Who Finish Off Vikings), Vandals, EWU, Weber State Advance To Semifinals

Four games were played in the quarterfinal round of the Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, all to be contested at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada.

Game #1:

Corey Baldwin scored 18 points and grabbed ten rebounds for his first career double-double as the top-seeded North Dakota Fighting Hawks (20-9) made short work of the eighth-seeded Portland State Vikings (15-16) 95-72.

Game #2:

Arkadiy Mkrtychyan and Victor Sanders each scored 19 points as the fourth-seeded Idaho Vandals (18-12) held off the fifth-seeded Montana Grizzlies (16-16) 81-77.

Walter Wright paced the Griz with 22 points.

Game #3:
Jacob Wiley scored 24 points and grabbed ten rebounds as the second-seeded Eastern Washington Eagles (22-10) defeated the seventh-seeded Sacramento State Hornets (13-18) 89-70.

The Hornets were led in the scoring department by Marcus Graves who delivered a career-high 29 points.

Game #4:

Jeremy Senglin scored 24 points to carry the third-seeded Weber State Wildcats (18-12) to a 90-70 victory over the eleventh-seeded Southern Utah Thunderbirds (6-27).  Zach Braxton and Dusty Baker each added 15 points to the Wildcats' coffers.

Randy Onwuasor paced the T-Birds with 29 points while James McGee added 20.

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