UC IRVINE 89, NORTH DAKOTA 86 OT
From the Grand Forks Herald ... MEN'S BASKETBALL: UC Irvine 89, UND 86, OT
The Fighting Hawks finish on a two-game losing streak, falling in overtime to Weber State in the Big Sky tournament and UC Irvine in the CIT. That's tough, but UND's potential for next year couldn't be higher.
Here's what North Dakota coach Brian Jones told the Herald on Wednesday: “It was a high-level game. Both teams played really hard and both were really prepared. We got quality shots in regulation and overtime and that’s all you can ever want. You can’t control whether the ball goes in but you can control the quality of looks you get.”
College Basketball Invitational
EASTERN WASHINGTON 79, PEPPERDINE 72
From the Spokesman Review ... EWU outlasts Pepperdine, earns first postseason win in program history
Fun game — "March Madness, Cheney-style,” Eastern coach Jim Hayford told the Spokesman. The Eagles will play at Nevada on Monday.
NEVADA 79, MONTANA 75
From the Missoulian ... Nevada erases halftime deficit, ends Grizzlies' season
Another fantastic postseason game. And another disappointing finish for the Big Sky Conference. The Grizzlies performed well on the road, but couldn't stem a second-half Wolf Pack surge.
SEATTLE 68, IDAHO 63
From The Seattle Times ... Seattle U gets past Idaho in CBI opener
Ugh. Idaho's Victor Sanders went 1 for 11 from the field and 0 for 7 from 3-point range.