While heading to Missoula would normally be considered a punishment (Because what the heck is there in Missoula?), EWU is welcoming the trip after defeating Idaho State in the Big Sky quarterfinals and advancing to the conference semi-finals. Here's EWU Sports Information Director Dave Cook with the skinny...
Portland State defeated Montana State 75-53 Saturday night (March 3), and as a result, Eastern Washington University will play Montana Tuesday (March 6) in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Championship in Missoula, Mont.
Big Sky runner-up and No. 2 seed Weber State (23-5) will take on No. 3 seed Portland State (17-13) at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time at Dahlberg Arena. The fourth-seeded Eagles (15-16) will take on the top-seeded and host Grizzlies (23-6) at approximately 7 p.m. Pacific time.
EWU is 0-6 against the remaining teams BUT those games were decided by an average of less than 10 points, so anything can really happen in the postseason. One thing that will be tough is playing in the Grizzlies home arena, which is only an hour and 20 minutes south of me, so maybe I should go tip the home-court advantage in the Eags favor?