Big Sky Breakdown

Sharp shooting leads Vandals into championship

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RENO, Nevada — Before her junior season, heading to the Big Dance had been the norm for Christina Salvatore. After her Vandals’ eighth straight win in the Silver State, Idaho is on the brink of an NCAA Tournament bid once again.

Salvatore rebounded from an off shooting night in Idaho’s opener, a pair of Vandal freshmen continued to play with unflappable confidence and UI shot the lights out after halftime to reach the brink of a third trip to the Big Dance in four seasons. Idaho hit nine 3-pointers after halftime and 14 overall as the third-seeded Vandals tore past second-seeded Eastern Washington with an 86-71 win in the second semifinal of the Big Sky Conference women’s tournament on Friday.

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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 12 year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to founded Skyline Sports.

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