Big Sky Conference

Breunig leads Griz past Sac State, into semis

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RENO, Nevada — Martin Breunig’s final game in Missoula did not live up to his expectations. The Montana senior disappointed himself with a subpar performance as his Grizzlies limped into the Big Sky Conference tournament with a loss to struggling Northern Colorado.

On Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament, Breunig redeemed himself in resounding fashion. The 6-foot-8 unanimous first-team All-Big Sky selection scored 24 point, including eight straight during one stretch and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead his second-seeded Grizzlies to a 70-53 win over 10th-seeded Sacramento State in front of 2,213 Thursday evening at the Reno Special Events Center.

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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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