Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

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Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:30 am

      First Round

    (9) Sacramento St. (8-12, 14-15) vs. (8) Northern Arizona (8-12, 10-20) - Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 AM MDT on Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (10) Idaho St. (7-13, 11-18) vs. (7) Southern Utah (9-11, 14-15) - Wednesday, March 13, ≈12:00 PM MDT on Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (11) Idaho (2-18, 5-26) vs. (6) Montana St. (11-9, 14-16) - Wednesday, March 13, ≈2:30 PM MDT on Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV


      Quarterfinals

    (8/9 Winner) vs. (1) Montana (16-4, 23-8) - Thursday, March 14, 12:00 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (5) Portland St. (11-9, 16-15) vs. (4) Weber St. (11-9, 17-14) - Thursday, March 14, 2:30 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (7/10 Winner) vs. (2) Northern Colorado (15-5, 21-10) - Thursday, March 14, 5:30 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (6/11 Winner) vs. (3) Eastern Washington (12-8, 14-17) - Thursday, March 14, 8:00 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV


      Semifinals

    (early QF winners) - Friday, March 15, 5:30 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (late QF winners) - Friday, March 15, 8:00 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV


      Championship

    (semifinal winners) - Saturday, March 16, 6:00 PM MDT on ESPNU


        (entire tournament at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, ID)

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby JALMOND » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:51 am

Viks get a tough first round game against Lillard U. But, a possible semifinal game against Montana. I like it.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:58 am

JALMOND wrote:Viks get a tough first round game against Lillard U. But, a possible semifinal game against Montana. I like it.


The way Weber's been playing (4-8 in their last 12), I'm not sure it's all that tough.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby mtjack » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17 pm

The only teams I think are out of running are WSU and UI. Weber is scuffling/underperforming. Idaho has had the roughest season.

I can see any of the rest of the teams pulling an upset in a Big Sky conference lacking a dominant squad. UM and UNC are the best teams but they are not without flaws. It isn't inconceivable for Portland State or NAU to get hot at the right time. That or the Vikings and Jacks get smoked in the opening round by 20+ points.

The next two weeks always provide ample excitement. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby SuperHornet » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:03 pm

First Round:

Sac over NAU (Loyalty pick only.)
Bungles over SUU
Kitties over Idalol

QF:

Griz win BIG over Sac (The biggest blowout of the tournament.)
BBQ over PSU
UNC over Bungles
EWU win BIG over Kitties

SF:

Griz over BBQ
EWU over UNC

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Griz over EWU in Triple OT
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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby SDHornet » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:44 pm

Considering we are playing on a weekday, I like our chances. :lol:

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:21 am

SDHornet wrote:Considering we are playing on a weekday, I like our chances. :lol:


Looking good so far. Hornets lead by 15 at the break.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:27 am

Mvemjsunpx wrote:
SDHornet wrote:Considering we are playing on a weekday, I like our chances. :lol:


Looking good so far. Hornets lead by 15 at the break.


Graves & Mauriohooho-Le'afa are a combined 7/7 from outside. :shock:

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby dbackjon » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:34 am

Come on Jacks!
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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby AZGrizFan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:35 am

dbackjon wrote:Come on Jacks!


looking better this half...
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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:26 am

Sac wins by 12. Is this the end of the Jack Murphy era?

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:49 pm

SUU beat Idaho State by 14. I'm guessing that's the end of the Bill Evans era.

MSU leads Idaho by 14 halfway through the second…

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:08 pm

The Vandals have cut it to four with 1:21 left.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:16 pm

The Bobcats hold on to win by 4 despite missing two front ends of 1-&-1s in the final minute.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby SACCAT » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:54 pm

Mvemjsunpx wrote:The Bobcats hold on to win by 4 despite missing two front ends of 1-&-1s in the final minute.


Those two misses by two of the best free throw shooters in the Big Sky...Never easy for the Cats.

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First-Round Scores

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:56 pm

    SAC 72-60 NAU; The Hornets shoot a season-high 60% from the arc (12/20)
          The 'Jacks won the boards by 10, but they also shot 39.6% and had 18 turnovers

    ISU 80-94 SUU; Suutah shoots 54%, wins the glass by 14, and gets five players in double figures
          Sam Dowd scores 12 in his final game as a Bengal

    IDA 71-75 MSU; The Bobcats get their 1st. BSC Tourney win in 10 years, and just their 3rd. in the past 20
          Tyler Hall gets his first double-double in more than 2 years (23 points, 10 boards)

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Through First Round

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:01 pm

      First Round

    (9) Sacramento St. (8-12, 14-15) 72-60 vs. (8) Northern Arizona (8-12, 10-20)

    (10) Idaho St. (7-13, 11-18) 80-94 vs. (7) Southern Utah (9-11, 14-15)

    (11) Idaho (2-18, 5-26) 71-75 vs. (6) Montana St. (11-9, 14-16)


      Quarterfinals

    (9) Sacramento St. (9-12, 15-15) vs. (1) Montana (16-4, 23-8) - Thursday, March 14, 12:00 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (5) Portland St. (11-9, 16-15) vs. (4) Weber St. (11-9, 17-14) - Thursday, March 14, 2:30 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (7) Southern Utah (10-11, 15-15) vs. (2) Northern Colorado (15-5, 21-10) - Thursday, March 14, 5:30 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (6) Montana St. (12-9, 15-16) vs. (3) Eastern Washington (12-8, 14-17) - Thursday, March 14, 8:00 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV


      Semifinals

    (early QF winners) - Friday, March 15, 5:30 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV

    (late QF winners) - Friday, March 15, 8:00 PM MDT on Eleven Sports/Watch Big Sky/Pluto TV


      Championship

    (semifinal winners) - Saturday, March 16, 6:00 PM MDT on ESPNU


        (entire tournament at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, ID)

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby SDHornet » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:09 pm

Mvemjsunpx wrote:
Mvemjsunpx wrote:
Looking good so far. Hornets lead by 15 at the break.


Graves & Mauriohooho-Le'afa are a combined 7/7 from outside. :shock:

Just watched the replay, difference was the 3 ball. Sloppy game by both teams. Good to see this team win a game in the BSCT. :clap:

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby SDHornet » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:10 pm

dbackjon wrote:Come on Jacks!

Suck it dbj!!!!!


I still love you though. :thumb: :)

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby dbackjon » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:24 am

SDHornet wrote:
dbackjon wrote:Come on Jacks!

Suck it dbj!!!!!


I still love you though. :thumb: :)



Whip it out SDH!!!

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Kadeezy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:47 am

Hornets lose by 20 to fresh 1 seed Montana in a very quick turnaround!

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:04 am

Kadeezy wrote:Hornets lose by 20 to fresh 1 seed Montana in a very quick turnaround!


That could happen. I'd be a lot more worried if Katz had time to prepare, but he thankfully didn't.

*EDIT* - Mauriohooho-Le'afa is apparently out for the game, so that's really bad news for Sac.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:13 am

FUN FACT: Brian Katz is 61 years old.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby JALMOND » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 am

Mvemjsunpx wrote:FUN FACT: Brian Katz is 61 years old.


is it true that the Big Sky has coaches with the names Fish and Katz? Maybe Portland State should have got Snoop Dogg.

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Re: Big Sky Tournament Thread (2019) - Men

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:49 am

Sac ends the half on an 8-0 run, but the Griz still lead by 12.

*EDIT* - Griz lead by 13. The officials apparently changed a deuce into a trey.


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