NAU stuns Eastern at Big Sky tournament

CHENEY — A 6-point lead with less than a minute to play was not enough to protect top seed Eastern Washington from possibly the biggest upset in Big Sky Conference tournament history March 3 in Boise.

Northern Arizona raced the length of the court following a missed free throw by Steele Venters with 8 seconds remaining and Oakland Fort launched a long-range fall-back shot as time expired to give the ninth seeded Lumberjacks an 81-80 victory stunning the regular season champs.

Eastern, which was seemingly unbeatable heading into the final week of play riding an 18-game winning streak — 16 in co...


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