Of course, you can find individual game previews for all four of the quarterfinal games here.
NO. 1 WEBER STATE VS NO. 8 PORTLAND STATE, 1:05 p.m. MST
From the Standard-Examiner ... Weber State hopes to get comfortable early against Portland State
WSU head coach Randy Rahe to the Standard-Examiner on Portland State: “They’re playing their best basketball. They’re playing loose and they’re playing really well right now. The game that I watched yesterday on film was probably the best performance I’ve seen them have all year. We’ve got a big challenge there.”
NO. 4 IDAHO STATE vs NO. 5 NORTH DAKOTA, 3:35 MST
From the Idaho State Journal ... Bengals open tournament against familiar foe North Dakota
Idaho State coach Bill Evans told the Journal: “North Dakota, obviously, is a very good team. They have one of the best guards in the league in Quinton Hooker. They have one of the best freshman in the league in (Geno) Crandall. (Drick) Bernstine's a really good player. They have really good complimentary players. … I think they're a team that could win this tournament.”
Also from the Idaho State Journal ... Need for speed — ISU's adaption of uptempo offense critical to success
The link above is a story on how radically Idaho State changed its offensive approach this season. And, other than Ethan Telfair, it's the single biggest reason why Evans was named the Big Sky Coach of the Year on Wednesday.
NO. 2 MONTANA vs NO. 10 SACRAMENTO STATE, 6:35 p.m. MST
From the Missoulian ... Tournament championship key to DeCuire's vision
Also from the Missoulian ... Longtime Montana broadcaster Holien will soon go silent
NO. 3 IDAHO vs NO. 6 EASTERN WASHINGTON, 9:05 p.m. MST
From the Spokesman Review ... Healthy Vandals aiming for Big Sky tournament title, but first must get past EWU
AND FROM THE BIG SKY WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT ...
The quarterfinals of the Big Sky women's tournament were as good as basketball gets. Four games decided by a total of 11 points. Two game-winning 3-pointers in the closing seconds. One overtime. One game where the teams beat the heck out of one another. One game where there was a combined 156 field goal attempts. Wednesday had everything you could have asked for.
Idaho State 52, Montana State 50
North Dakota 65, Montana 62
Eastern Washington 100, Sacramento State 97
Idaho 86, Weber State 83 OT
Those two game-winning shots ...
Juliet Jones with the game-winner to take down first-place Montana State. 52-50. #GoISU #RoadtoReno https://t.co/bOVzfpTtw2— ISU Athletics (@ISUBengals) March 9, 2016
OH MY WORD! Pierce sinks a wild buzzer beater to win it for @VandalsWBB #BigSkyWBB #SCTop10 https://t.co/BXm1FKdHKl— Big Sky WBB (@BigSkyWBB) March 10, 2016