Big Sky women's tournament

BIG SKY WOMEN’S TOURNEY: Portland State beats EWU, advances to NCAA Tourney


Freshman Desirae Hansen hit a mid-range jump shot with 2.9 seconds left to lift No. 4 Portland State to a 61-59 win over No. 6 Eastern Washington in the championship game of the Big Sky Tournament. PSU advances to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010 and the second time in school history.

Hansen, senior and tournament MVP Ashley Bolston and head coach Lynn Kennedy following the game.

About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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