I have already written about about Damian Lillard (er, Weber State's) win over San Jose State and Eastern Washington's loss to Washington State, but here is a quick look at the rest of what happened in the Big Sky on Saturday and Sunday.
- Idaho State picked up a nice home win over North Dakota, beating the Fighting Sioux 76-63. This avenges their 63-47 loss to UND earlier this year. The Bengals had a few stellar performances, most notably by Kenny McGowen with 18 points and Abner Moreira with 14 rebounds. It is a win to build off of, and we will see if they can continue the momentum tonight against Boise State.
- Montana got routed by Oregon State, losing 71-46. Not a lot to say after a drubbing like that in a game that I thought the Grizzlies would keep competitive. Once again, back to the drawing board for Wayne Tinkle.
- Montana State trailed Cal State Bakersfield at half, but used a strong second half to win a nice game, 72-68. Xavier Blount, the heralded JUCO wing, had a huge day for the Bobcats, scoring 26 points (including 21 in the second half). Montana State is solidifying itself as a team in the top half of the Big Sky.
- Northern Arizona fought valiantly, but came up short against Arizona, 53-39. Mike Adras is going to need to work all of his magic to make this team adequate offensively, at least until Gabe Rogers returns. NAU was led by Nor Cal product Colin Gruber.
- Northern Colorado took care of business this time, beating NAIA Johnson & Wales. Six players scored in double figures for the Bears, led by Emmanual Addo's 17 and 10. Nothing too noteworthy about this one.
- Portland State dominated Walla Walla 102-47, improving to 5-2, the second best record in the Big Sky. Now if they could just take on some stiffer competition, we could learn a lot more about them.
Anything else important happen?
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