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Big Sky reveals 2019 basketball championship schedule, bracket

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OGDEN, Utah (July 31, 2018) – The Big Sky Conference announced its six-day tournament schedule and bracket Tuesday for the 2019 Big Sky Basketball Championships, set to take place March 11-16 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.

The women’s tournament will be held March 11-13, 15 while the men’s championship will take place March 13-16. The tournament champions will receive automatic berths to the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship.

For the fourth-straight season, all Big Sky members will compete in the conference tournament with the field featuring 11 teams for both the men and women in 2019. The top five teams in the final regular season standings will earn a bye to the quarterfinal round of the Big Sky Championship. The six-day event will be held in the state of Idaho for the first time since 1994 when former Big Sky member Boise State served as the championship host.

The three first round games of the Big Sky women’s championship tip off the week Monday afternoon before four quarterfinal matchups follow on Tuesday for the women. A five-game Wednesday slate features the men’s first round games, leading up to the women’s semifinals in the evening.


The men’s championship continues Thursday with the quarterfinals. Friday’s action consists of the women’s championship game, which will air on Eleven Sports, while the men’s semifinals follow that night.

The week-long event wraps up Saturday with the men’s championship game on the ESPN family of networks.

CenturyLink Arena is a 5,300-seat facility located in downtown Boise that has been the home of the Idaho Steelheads hockey team since opening in 1997. The arena hosts an average of 100 events annually and has welcomed over 5.5 million attendees in 20 years. It also hosts numerous concerts, trade shows, and conventions each year. CenturyLink Arena is attached to the Grove Hotel, Boise’s only four-diamond hotel.

The 2019 championship will be the fourth neutral site basketball championship in the Big Sky’s history after holding the event in Reno, Nevada, the previous three seasons.

2019 Big Sky Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Schedule

Monday, March 11, 2019
Game 1 – No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed
Game 2 – No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed
Game 3 – No. 6 Seed vs. No. 11 Seed

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Game 4 – No. 1 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner
Game 5 – No. 4 Seed vs. No. 5 Seed
Game 6 – No. 2 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner
Game 7 – No. 3 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Game 8 – Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (Semifinals)
Game 9 – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner (Semifinals)

Friday, March 15, 2019
Game 10 – Championship Game

2019 Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Schedule

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Game 1 – No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed
Game 2 – No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed
Game 3 – No. 6 Seed vs. No. 11 Seed

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Game 4 – No. 1 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner
Game 5 – No. 4 Seed vs. No. 5 Seed
Game 6 – No. 2 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner
Game 7 – No. 3 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner

Friday, March 15, 2019
Game 8 – Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (Semifinals)
Game 9 – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner (Semifinals)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Game 10 – Championship Game

2019 Big Sky Conference Basketball Championship Complete Schedule

Monday, March 11, 2019
Women’s Game 1 – No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed
Women’s Game 2 – No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed
Women’s Game 3 – No. 6 Seed vs. No. 11 Seed

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Women’s Game 4 – No. 1 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner
Women’s Game 5 – No. 4 Seed vs. No. 5 Seed
Women’s Game 6 – No. 2 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner
Women’s Game 7 – No. 3 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Men’s Game 1 – No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed
Men’s Game 2 – No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed
Men’s Game 3 – No. 6 Seed vs. No. 11 Seed
Women’s Game 8 – Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (Semifinals)
Women’s Game 9 – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner (Semifinals)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Men’s Game 4 – No. 1 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner
Men’s Game 5 – No. 4 Seed vs. No. 5 Seed
Men’s Game 6 – No. 2 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner
Men’s Game 7 – No. 3 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner

Friday, March 15, 2019
Women’s Championship Game
Men’s Game 8 – Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (Semifinals)
Men’s Game 9 – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner (Semifinals)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Men’s Championship Game

*Tip-off times will be announced at a later time

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