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Eastern earns third NCAA Tournament trip

Eagles topple Montana State in Big Sky title game and will meet Kansas in opener


Last updated 3/18/2021 at 4:23pm

BOISE, Idaho — Combine three solid defensive efforts with offense in just the right doses and Eastern Washington emerged from the Idaho Central Arena in Boise as the 2021 Big Sky Conference men’s basketball champions, earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

In just its third trip to the national championship tournament in school history, Eastern faces the University of Kansas, March 20 in Indianapolis where, because of COVID-19, all games will be played at various venues in the city and surrounding area.

The No. 2 seeded Eagles capped off their league tournament run with a 65-55 win Mar...

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