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.
Monday, March 9
No. 9 Sacramento State vs No. 8 Northern Colorado – 2:30 p.m. MT
No. 10 Eastern Washington vs No. 7 Portland State – TBD
No. 11 Weber State vs No. 6 Southern Utah – TBD
Tuesday, March 10
No. 1 Montana State vs Game 1 Winner – 12:00 p.m. MT
No. 5 Northern Arizona vs No. 4 Montana – TBD
No. 2 Idaho vs Game 2 Winner – 5:30 p.m. MT
No. 3 Idaho State vs Game 3 Winner – TBD
Wednesday, March 11
Game 4 Winner vs Game 5 Winner – 5:30 p.m. MT
Game 6 Winner vs Game 7 Winner – TBD
Friday, March 13
Game 8 Winner vs Game 9 Winner – 1:00 p.m. MT