Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Rest of Saturday's Action

After a more closer look of Weber State's thorough and convincing victory over Northern Colorado, let's take a quick peek at everything else that went on in the Big Sky on Saturday.

The day started with a North Dakota victory over Idaho State, as they won 69-52. Hopefully you saw the alley-oop jam by Troy Huff, because it was sweet. Everything else was pretty sweet for UND on the day as well, as Huff had 21 and 11, while Aaron Anderson chipped in 16 himself.

UND is now 6-6 in Big Sky play, while Idaho State drops to 3-9.


Montana stayed perfect in the Big Sky, beating Eastern Washington 65-46 in Cheney. It wasn't exactly pretty, but they will take it. Will Cherry led the way with 13 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, while Mathias Ward (13), Mike Weisner (11) and Keron DeShields (10) were in double figures as well.

The Eagles were without Venky Jois (ankle) and Jeffrey Forbes (hand), and they simply didn't have enough in them to keep this one competitive, especially playing their fourth game in eight days. They shot just 38% from the field, and 6/13 from the foul line. The loss drops them to 4-8.


Two teams are now tied for third at 7-5, as both Montana State (at Portland State) and Southern Utah (vs Northern Arizona) won their games.

Damon Heuir scored 27 for SUU, and has scored 15+ points in 8 straight games. Jackson Stevenett had 15 as well. Those two guys are playing about as well as any duo in the conference right now.

Portland State's loss drops them to 3-9 in the Big Sky, and you have to start to wonder about their chances of playing in the conference tournament. It's tough to lose two straight at home.

What did I miss?

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  1. Bracketbusters announced sometime today? Any ideas who is playing who?

  2. Not sure and unfortunately haven't had time to take a real close look to guess...