Big Sky women's tournament

Women’s bracket set for 2020 Big Sky Conference Championship


BOISE, Idaho – It took until the final week of the regular season but the bracket is officially set for the 2020 Big Sky Women’s Basketball Championship that will be held March 9-13 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.

Montana State enters the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed after claiming the regular-season title.  Along with the top seed, the Bobcats also secure a first-round bye and will play the winner of the No. 8 Northern Colorado and No. 9 Sacramento State matchup on Tuesday, March 10 at 12:00 p.m. MT

A total of five teams earn first-round byes into the second round of the tournament.  Last year’s regular-season champions, Idaho enters the field as the No. 2 seed while their in-state rival Idaho State enters as the No. 3 seed.  Montana and Northern Arizona round out the top five teams with the Lady Griz entering as the No. 4 seed and the Lumberjacks coming in as the No. 5 seed. 

The remaining seeds and the schedule for this year’s tournament are as follows and games will begin approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the previous game.

Montana State1
Idaho State3
Northern Arizona5
Southern Utah6
Portland State7
Northern Colorado8
Sacramento State9
Eastern Washington10
Weber State11

Monday, March 9
Game 1
No. 9 Sacramento State vs No. 8 Northern Colorado – 2:30 p.m. MT
Game 2
No. 10 Eastern Washington vs No. 7 Portland State – TBD
Game 3
No. 11 Weber State vs No. 6 Southern Utah – TBD

Tuesday, March 10
Game 4
No. 1 Montana State vs Game 1 Winner – 12:00 p.m. MT
Game 5
No. 5 Northern Arizona vs No. 4 Montana – TBD
Game 6
No. 2 Idaho vs Game 2 Winner – 5:30 p.m. MT
Game 7
No. 3 Idaho State vs Game 3 Winner – TBD

Wednesday, March 11
Game 8
Game 4 Winner vs Game 5 Winner – 5:30 p.m. MT
Game 9
Game 6 Winner vs Game 7 Winner – TBD

Friday, March 13
Game 10
Game 8 Winner vs Game 9 Winner – 1:00 p.m. MT

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