Big Sky men's basketball tournament

WATCH: Big Sky men’s semifinal – Montana State outlasts Southern Utah


In the first semifinal of the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball tournament, fifth-seeded Montana State pulled off an upset of No. 1 Southern Utah 80-77 in overtime. The win helps MSU advance to the Big Sky Tournament championship for the first time in 12 years.

MSU senior Amin Adamu poured in 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds while junior Jubrile Belo had 22 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks while also hitting a buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime.

Following the game, MSU head coach Danny Sprinkle, Belo and Adamu along with Southern Utah head coach Todd Simon along with seniors Maizen Fausett (left) and John Knight III addressed the media.

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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