Big Sky men's basketball tournament

WATCH – Big Sky men’s tourney championship – EWU heading to Big Dance

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In the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball tournament championship game, second-seeded Eastern Washington outlasted No. 5 Montana State. The Eagles advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015 and the third time in school history.

Montana State’s season ends after reaching the tournament championship game for the first time since 2009.

Following the game, Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans, along with juniors Kim Aiken Jr. (left) and tournament MVP Tanner Groves plus Montana State head coach Danny Sprinkle, junior center Jubrile Belo (left) and senior Abdul Mohamed 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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