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Montana State Bobcats (13-10)


Fri. 3/5 Sat. 3/6 Thu. 3/11 Fri. 3/12 Sat. 3/13
vs. Sac 
W 77-75
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vs. Sac 
L 73-74
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@ IdaSt 
W 71-63
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@ SoUt 
W 80-77
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@ EastWa 
L 55-65
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Eastern Washington win first Big Sky championship since 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Jacob Groves had 15 points, Tanner Groves added 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Eastern Washington earned its third NCAA Tournament bid in program history and first since 2015 with a 65-55 win over Montana State on Saturday night in the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game.

The No. 2 seed Eagles (16-7) opened the game with a 20-3 lead, making eight of their first 12 shots while the No. 5 seed Bobcats (13-10) made one of their first nine shots.

Eastern Washington had its largest lead at 29-9 and led 35-17 before Montana State closed the deficit to 14 by halftime.

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Leaders
Points: A. Adamu14.7
Rebounds: A. Mohamed6.2
Assists: X. Bishop3.9
FG%: A. Adamu48.6%
FT%: A. Adamu80.2%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: A. Adamu1.6
Blocks: J. Belo1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga31-1
2 Illinois24-7
3 Baylor28-2
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Houston28-4
7 Ohio State21-10
8 Iowa22-9
9 Texas19-8
10 Arkansas25-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor28-2
2 Gonzaga31-1
3 Houston28-4
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Arkansas25-7
7 UCLA22-10
8 Illinois24-7
9 USC25-8
10 Florida State18-7
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Big Sky Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Southern Utah 12-2 20-4
Weber State 12-3 17-6
Eastern Washington 12-3 16-8
Montana State 8-6 13-10
Idaho State 8-6 13-11
Montana 7-9 15-13
Northern Colorado 6-8 11-11
Portland State 6-8 9-13
Sacramento State 5-9 8-12
Northern Arizona 4-10 6-16
Idaho 1-17 1-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.0 (105)
Rebounds: 8.6 (259)
Assists: 11.0 (311)
FG%: 45.1% (107)
FT%: 75.5% (42)
3P%: 32.9% (219)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.0 (224)
Rebounds: 25.2 (193)
Assists: 10.6 (30)
FG%: 42.8% (152)
FT%: 77.4% (346)
3P%: 34.7% (247)
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