Great slate of games tonight ... the Big Sky bball blog previewed each of them and included links to video/audio/stats in a post you can find right here.
WEBER STATE AT NOTHERN ARIZONA, 4 p.m. MST
From the Standard Examiner: Weber State lacked defense against Southern Utah during Thursday's game
NORTHERN COLORADO AT NORTH DAKOTA, 6 p.m. MST
From the Grand Forks Herald: Another close game between UND, Northern Colorado expected
IDAHO STATE AT SOUTHERN UTAH, 7 p.m. MST
From The Spectrum & Daily News: A conversation with former coach Bill Evans
If you know Evans at all or have followed his career, make sure to check this one out. Here's one interesting quote from the article.
"There’s a lot of up and downs in coaching. There are some highs and there are some lows. So I try not to get too high and not to get too low. It still doesn’t feel good to lose games. So I still got a lot of edge to me and a lot of fire, and we've got a game on Saturday against a team that just took one of the best team’s in this league right down to the wire."
From the Idaho State Journal ... Bengals try to avoid another trap at S. Utah
After Idaho State lost Thursday to Northern Arizona 81-68, head coach Bill Evans said on the ISU postgame radio show: “I don't think we played with the energy and toughness tonight that we have been playing with prior to this game. We did not guard the arc well and we couldn’t make baskets. We weren’t very good offensively and defensively. That is a bad combination.”
MONTANA STATE AT MONTANA, 7 p.m. MST
From the Missoulian: DeCuire follows long, winding road back to Montana ... this is one you're going to want to read.
Also from the Missoulian earlier this week: Former Griz Gregory signs with Australian club
From Skyline Sports: GAME PREVIEW: Grizzlies look for 12th straight win over rival Bobcats
Skyline Sports weekly podcast: Big Sky Breakdown: Around the Big Sky, February 19 ... Colter Nuanez interviews EWU guard Austin McBroom, Idaho's Chris Sarbaugh, Montana State head coaches Tricia Binford and Brian Fish and Montana head coaches Robin Selvig and Travis DeCuire.
One more from Skyline Sports: Rivalry holds sense of pride for Montana’s Bradshaw
From the Billings Gazette: Rejuvenated Hall leads Montana State into rematch with Grizzlies
From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Bobcats men begin tough finishing stretch with rival Grizzlies
From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Defensive toughness starts with stopping ball for MSU men
And one more from the Chronicle: Neumann leads recent uptick in bench production for MSU men