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Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:34 pm

    NCAA-M
(15) Montana (26-8) 55-74 vs. (2) Michigan (28-6)


    CIT
Drake (24-9) 73-80 (OT) @ Southern Utah (16-16)

Cal St. Bakersfield (17-15) 70-67 @ Southern Utah (17-16)

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    NCAA-W
(15) Portland St. (25-7) 40-78 @ (2) Oregon (29-4)


    WNIT
Idaho (20-11) 79-64 @ Loyola Marymount (18-14)
Idaho St. (20-10) 56-66 @ Arizona (18-13)
Northern Colorado (21-10) 60-68 @ Wyoming (22-8)

Denver (18-13) 66-88 @ Idaho (21-11)

Idaho (22-11) 60-68 @ Arizona (20-13)
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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby AZGrizFan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:07 pm

Gonna be a short thread, I fear.
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Re: RE: Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby SeattleGriz » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:21 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:Gonna be a short thread, I fear.
No kidding. I love all the articles saying how Michigan needs to be careful with Montana.
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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby dbackjon » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:22 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:Gonna be a short thread, I fear.


Guaranteed to last to Friday night
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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby AZGrizFan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:23 pm

dbackjon wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:Gonna be a short thread, I fear.


Guaranteed to last to Friday night

:lol: :lol: :thumb:
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Re: RE: Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:27 pm

SeattleGriz wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:Gonna be a short thread, I fear.
No kidding. I love all the articles saying how Michigan needs to be careful with Montana.


It seems various media outfits pick the Griz as a possible Cinderella every single time they're in the tourney. :?

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby SeattleGriz » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:34 pm

Mvemjsunpx wrote:
SeattleGriz wrote:No kidding. I love all the articles saying how Michigan needs to be careful with Montana.


It seems various media outfits pick the Griz as a possible Cinderella every single time they're in the tourney. :?
I know! Stop giving them locker room material!
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Re: RE: Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby AZGrizFan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:34 pm

Mvemjsunpx wrote:
SeattleGriz wrote:No kidding. I love all the articles saying how Michigan needs to be careful with Montana.


It seems various media outfits pick the Griz as a possible Cinderella every single time they're in the tourney. :?


Yes, they do. At least last year's game was mildly competitive. :oops: :oops:
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Re: RE: Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:35 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:
Mvemjsunpx wrote:
It seems various media outfits pick the Griz as a possible Cinderella every single time they're in the tourney. :?


Yes, they do. At least last year's game was mildly competitive. :oops: :oops:


I don't like UM's chances without Akoh down there to take up space—Michigan has a huge size advantage with him out. Then again, Akoh was pretty useless in last year's meeting.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:42 pm

The Griz trail by 13 at the break, which is pretty good considering they obviously think making baskets is beneath them.

Three WNIT games going on tonight, too. NoCo lost to Wyoming by 8, ISU trails Arizona by 9 (late-3Q), and Idaho is blowing out LMU (late-2Q).

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:18 pm

Arizona beats ISU by 10.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:49 pm

Idaho beats LMU by 15.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:55 pm

Griz lose by 19, though the only reason it was that close was because Montana's scrubs outplayed Michigan's.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Vidav » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:55 pm

Mvemjsunpx wrote:The Griz trail by 13 at the break, which is pretty good considering they obviously think making baskets is beneath them.

Three WNIT games going on tonight, too. NoCo lost to Wyoming by 8, ISU trails Arizona by 9 (late-3Q), and Idaho is blowing out LMU (late-2Q).


Just like last year. Our D played well enough that if our O actually made baskets it would be a game. :thumbdown:
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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:07 pm

Vidav wrote:
Mvemjsunpx wrote:The Griz trail by 13 at the break, which is pretty good considering they obviously think making baskets is beneath them.

Three WNIT games going on tonight, too. NoCo lost to Wyoming by 8, ISU trails Arizona by 9 (late-3Q), and Idaho is blowing out LMU (late-2Q).


Just like last year. Our D played well enough that if our O actually made baskets it would be a game. :thumbdown:


Yeah. These last two NCAA losses were very similar to the Lady Griz NCAA losses from around 10 years ago.

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3/21 Games

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:26 pm

The Montana men lost to Michigan in the NCAA's for the second-straight year, 74-55. The Griz did score 8 more points than they did in 2018's meeting, but they lost by a slightly bigger margin nonetheless. Sayeed Pridgett led Montana with 17 points, while Ahmaad Rorie had 10 points and 5 assists in his final game.


Idaho's women ensured the Big Sky wouldn't go 0-for-the-postseason by beating Loyola Marymount in L.A. 79-64. The Vandals led by 22 at the half and led by double digits for nearly the entire game past the first quarter. Idaho committed an uncharacteristic 19 turnovers, but they won the boards by 11 and won perimeter shooting 41%-16%. Lizzy Klinker had her best-ever game with a career-high 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.

Idaho State had no such luck, losing to Arizona in Tucson 66-56. Whistles ultimately decided this game as the Wildcats won fouls 24-15 and free throws 26-9. The one big positive for the Bengals was that this result was significantly closer than their regular-season loss to UA (71-46). Saylair Grandon had 22 points in her final game, but fellow senior star Grace Kenyon missed the game with an ankle injury.

The college career of Savannah Smith also came to end tonight as Northern Colorado lost to Wyoming 68-60. It didn't really come to an end in style, however, as Smith went a mind-numbing 2/23 from the field and scored just 4 points—her lowest total since scoring 2 in a loss at Air Force in which she got hurt 5 minutes in. Meanwhile, the Cowgirls shot 51% from the field and 90% from the line.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:26 pm

Portland State's women trail Oregon by 20 at the half.

SUU's men & Drake are going to OT…

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:42 pm

Suutah upsets Drake in overtime. :thumb:

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:20 pm

Portland State loses to Oregon by 38. That margin ties the most lopsided postseason loss in women's Big Sky history (ISU vs. Stanford, 2007).

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3/22 Scores

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:12 pm

The Portland State WBB season came to a whimpering end as they lost to Oregon in the NCAAs 78-40. The Viks were outshot 60%-30% in the first half. They held the Ducks to 33% in the second half, but their own percentage dropped to 19% in the same frame. Ashley Bolston had a solid final game, scoring 19 points and going 5/9 from the arc. The other Vikings, however, collectively scored 21 points and shot 18% from the field.

The men's Big Sky will last into the second week of the postseason as 16-16 Southern Utah upset 24-9 Drake at home 80-73 in OT. After falling behind by 11 with 7:29 to play, the Thunderbirds finished the game on a 28-10 run. The surprising keys were rebounding & defense, as Suutah won the boards 51-40 and held Drake to 37% shooting. Harrison Butler had a double-double for the T-Birds with 21 points & 11 rebounds. He also scored SUU's final 8 points of regulation.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby JALMOND » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:11 am

I, for one, was very disappointed in the showing of both the Portland State women's team and the Montana men's team in the tournament. Going in to the conference tournament, the top four of the women's side were pretty equal, while the Griz men's team looked to be more superior than anyone else in the conference other than PSU, so both sides pretty much got the best team in. I know they both got tough draws in the first round, but if they are the best teams in the conference, the games should have been more competitive. The conference needs to take a look at how to improve across the board to become a better force on the national stage. Those were the best teams we as a conference had to offer, and both were pretty much embarrassed on national television.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:53 pm

JALMOND wrote:I, for one, was very disappointed in the showing of both the Portland State women's team and the Montana men's team in the tournament. Going in to the conference tournament, the top four of the women's side were pretty equal, while the Griz men's team looked to be more superior than anyone else in the conference other than PSU, so both sides pretty much got the best team in. I know they both got tough draws in the first round, but if they are the best teams in the conference, the games should have been more competitive. The conference needs to take a look at how to improve across the board to become a better force on the national stage. Those were the best teams we as a conference had to offer, and both were pretty much embarrassed on national television.


Well, I guess the league being better as whole could help, but the women's Big Sky was already 16th. in the RPI (9th. among mid-major leagues)—it was just flat at the top. It also doesn't figure to be better next year because the top-4 (plus EWU) all lose quite a bit.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:57 pm

Idaho trails Denver by 9 at the half.

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:17 pm

Idaho outscored Denver 36-9 in the third and they now lead by 18. :shock:

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Re: Big Sky Postseason Thread (2019)

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:50 pm

Idaho wins by 22. They'll play the winner of Pacific/Arizona sometime between Wednesday & Friday. I'm guessing Idaho will be on the road either way.


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