Eastern men claim Big Sky crown

Northern Colorado led just once, 5-2 in the opening moments of their Big Sky Conference basketball game against Eastern Washington.

After that it was all Eagles as they kept the Bears trailing by double-digits and not only collected an 89-77 win but clinched at least a share of the conference regular season title, Feb. 18 at Reese Court.

The championship is Eastern’s fourth since joining the conference in 1987. The Eagles won the regular season Big Sky title in 2003-04, 2014-15 and 2019-20. The 2014-15 team shared the distinction with Montana.

Coupled with a 72-55 victory over Northern Arizona...


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