Latest Big Sky Conference men's basketball News

Oregon St's Tinkle looks to daughter for Sweet 16 advice

Mar. 26, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle has never been to this point in the NCAA Tournament before, not as a player for Montana in the 1980s, as an assistant and head coach of the Grizzlies in the 2000s. He hasn't had to look far for some Sweet 16 advice,...

Eastern Washington promotes David Riley to head job

Mar. 25, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington promoted David Riley to head basketball coach Thursday following the school’s NCAA Tournament appearance. Riley will replace Shantay Legans, who left Eastern Washington this week to take over as the head coach at Portland. Riley...

McCormack helps No. 3 seed KU survive E Washington, 93-84

Mar. 20, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David McCormack gave third-seeded Kansas a spark when the big man returned from his COVID-19 quarantine in time to practice for its NCAA Tournament opener. When the first round game against Eastern Washington began, McCormack gave the Jayhawks much...

Family affair; Groves boys steal show for Eastern Washington

Mar. 20, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Jackie Moon never had it so good. Will Ferrell's character in his 2008 basketball comedy “Semi-Pro” never got to play alongside his brother. Never got to go off for a career-high 35 points in the NCAA tournament against Kansas. Never got to live out a dream that...

Top-seeded Zags' bid for perfect season shifts to Indiana

Mar. 19, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

Coach Mark Few can appreciate what’s at stake, and the appropriateness of the NCAA Tournament being held all in Indiana, as Gonzaga continues its push for perfection. The Bulldogs, 26-0 and the nation’s top overall seed, open their tournament run against Norfolk State...

Kansas headed to NCAA tourney trying to put bad week to bed

Mar. 18, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — It began with the resignation of Kansas football coach Les Miles amid allegations of sexual harassment during his time at LSU. It continued days later with the resignation of ahtletic director Jeff Long for his role in the fiasco. It ended with the...

Hume lifts N. Colorado over Sacramento St. 90-83 in Big Sky

Mar. 10, 2021 13:49 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bodie Hume had a career-high 30 points on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range and eighth-seeded Northern Colorado defeated ninth-seeded Sacramento State 90-83 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Wednesday. The Bears face...

Abmas, Weaver propel Oral Roberts past N. Dakota 76-65

Mar. 07, 2021 21:13 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Max Abmas poured in 22 points, DeShang Weaver added 18 and fourth-seeded Oral Roberts defeated No. 5 seed North Dakota 76-65 in the Summit League tournament quarterfinals on Sunday night. Abmas and Weaver combined for 16 of 26 shooting for Oral...

Whitney, Bannan lead Montana past NAIA Warner Pacific 80-62

Mar. 06, 2021 21:59 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Brandon Whitney scored 20 points and Josh Bannan 18 as Montana defeated NAIA member Warner Pacific 80-62 on Saturday to end the regular season. Robby Beasley III added 14 points and Josh Vazquez 13 with nine rebounds for the Grizzlies (13-12), who...

Knight leads Southern Utah over Portland State 73-54

Mar. 06, 2021 17:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — John Knight III matched his career high with 26 points as Southern Utah won its ninth straight game, defeating Portland State 73-54 on Saturday. Knight hit 11 of 13 shots. Dre Marin had 19 points for Southern Utah (19-3, 12-2...