Thursday, February 2, 2012

Big Sky Schedule Thursday February 2, 2012

Eastern Washington (4-5, 10-12) @ Northern Arizona (1-9, 5-17) Tip off at 5:35pm pst
The Lumberjacks come into tonight’s game riding a 9 game losing streak that began with an 80 to 64 loss at Northern Colorado on New Year’s Eve.  The Eagle’s are looking to get back to .500 in conference play and to gain some momentum going as they prepare to make a push towards the conference tournament.  Click here to read my full preview.  The Eagles host Sacramento State on Saturday while the Lumberjacks host Portland State.

Idaho State (5-4, 7-14) @ Montana State (6-3, 11-9) Tip off at 6:00pm pst
In a rematch of the January 5th game, in which the Bobcats held off a wild late comeback by the Bengals to win 73-69, the Bengals look to continue their meteoric climb up the Big Sky Conference standings fresh off a weekend which saw them beat the Northern Colorado Bears in double overtime (99-94) and upset conference leading Weber State at the buzzer (64-62).  The Bobcats want to quickly reverse their fortunes after losing badly to Eastern Washington on Saturday.  The Bobcats will travel across the state to visit Montana on Saturday, while the Bengals will rest this weekend before travelling to Montana on Monday.

Portland State (4-5, 10-11) @ Weber State (8-1, 16-4) Tip off at 6:00pm pst
The Vikings start on this road trip looking to get back into the win column after a pair of disappointing home losses to the Montana schools last week.  Weber State is looking to move back into sole possession of first place in the conference after being upset at the buzzer by Idaho State.  The Wildcats won 88-81 in Portland the last time these teams met on January 7th.  Up next for the Wildcats a visit from Norther Colorado on Saturday.  The Vikings will continue on the road against Northern Arizona on Saturday.

Sacramento State (1-8, 6-14) @ Northern Colorado (4-5, 7-13) Tip off at 6:05pm pst
Both teams come into this contest fresh off victories over Northern Arizona.  For the Hornets it was their first victory of the conference season and they will look to build upon that with a win.  The Bears are hoping the loss of two players to suspension won’t derail their season as they sit just outside the 6th and final spot in the conference tourney. The Hornets travel to Eastern Washington on Saturday, while the Bears head to Weber State.

Montana (8-1, 15-6) has the night off.  They host the Bobcats on Saturday before travelling to Idaho State on Monday.