The 2020 Big Sky Conference men’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The tournament is set to begin March 11 and run through March 14, at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Each of the conference’s 11 teams made the tournament.
Here is the schedule for the Big Sky tournament.
MARCH 11 – FIRST ROUND
No. 8 Weber State vs. No. 9 Sacramento State (11:30 a.m.)
No. 7 Southern Utah vs. No. 10 Idaho
No. 6 Northern Arizona vs. No. 11 Idaho State
MARCH 12 – QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Eastern Washington vs. First Round winner (2 p.m. ET)
No. 4 Portland State vs. No. 5 Montana State
No. 2 Northern Colorado vs. First Round winner (7:30 p.m. ET)
No. 3 Montana vs. First Round winner
MARCH 13 – SEMIFINALS
Quarterfinal Winner vs. Quarterfinal winner (7:30 p.m. ET)
Quarterfinal Winner vs. Quarterfinal winner
MARCH 14 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Semifinal Winner vs. Semifinal winner (8 p.m. ET)
5 PLAYERS TO KNOW
MASON PEATLING, EASTERN WASHINGTON: Mason Peatling was named the Big Sky Player of the Year for the 2019-20 regular season. He averaged 17.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, leading the Eagles to a top seed in the Big Sky tournament.
SAYEED PRIDGETT, MONTANA: Sayeed Pridgett was one of the top players for Montana during the regular season. He averaged 19.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
JONAH RADEBAUGH, NORTHERN COLORADO: Jonah Radebaugh finished the regular season with 16.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.5 assist per game averages. He was named to the All-Big Sky First Team.
HARALD FREY, MONTANA STATE: Harald Frey was among the top scorers for Montana State during the season. He is averaging 16.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
HOLLAND WOODS, PORTLAND STATE: Holland Woods and the Portland State Vikings are the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. Woods is leading with 17.7 points per game. He was named to the All-Big Sky First Team.
Montana repeated as champion in 2019. They beat Eastern Washington for a second straight time, 68-62. Ahmaad Rorie was named tournament MVP.