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EWU and Idaho women take thrillers

RENO, Nevada - You want exciting basketball? How about four games decided by a total of 10 points.

I was so amped I couldn't get to sleep to 1 a.m., which is the norm around here.

That's how things went down Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference women's basketball tournament, where the day opened with top-seeded Montana State falling on a last-second shot by Idaho State and Montana doing to same at the hands of North Dakota.

It got even better in the evening session, where Eastern outran Sacramento State 100-97 and Idaho rallied to beat Weber State on an overtime 3-pointer hurled up by Taylor Pierce.

The big picture is that the Eagles and Vandals will meet in the semifinals, which means that one team from the Inland Northwest will be playing on Saturday for the Big Sky title.

On the men's side, the rivalry will be joined tonight by the Eastern and Idaho men, who meet tonight in the quarterfinals. Here's a preview of the game from our Sean Kramer.

Jim Allen
Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently covers K-12 education and women's basketball.

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