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E. Washington vaults Montana 78-50 into Big Sky final

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Jacob Groves scored a career-high 21 points as Eastern Washington routed Montana 78-50 in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Friday night.

The second-seeded Eagles will meet No. 5 seed Montana State in Saturday's championship game. Montana State tripped up top-seeded Southern Utah in Friday's other semifinal.

Groves hit 10 of 13 shots in 27 minutes. Tanner Groves added 18 points for Eastern Washington (15-7). Kim Aiken Jr. added 8 points and 10 rebounds. The Eagles shot 56% for the game (31 of 55) and outrebounded the Grizzlies 40-25.

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Leaders
Points: K. Owens10.5
Rebounds: J. Bannan5.9
Assists: C. Parker4.7
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: J. Vazquez43.6%
Steals: C. Satterwhite1.5
Blocks: M. Anderson0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga31-1
2 Illinois24-7
3 Baylor28-2
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Houston28-4
7 Ohio State21-10
8 Iowa22-9
9 Texas19-8
10 Arkansas25-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor28-2
2 Gonzaga31-1
3 Houston28-4
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Arkansas25-7
7 UCLA22-10
8 Illinois24-7
9 USC25-8
10 Florida State18-7
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Big Sky Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Southern Utah 12-2 20-4
Weber State 12-3 17-6
Eastern Washington 12-3 16-8
Montana State 8-6 13-10
Idaho State 8-6 13-11
Montana 7-9 15-13
Northern Colorado 6-8 11-11
Portland State 6-8 9-13
Sacramento State 5-9 8-12
Northern Arizona 4-10 6-16
Idaho 1-17 1-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.8 (191)
Rebounds: 7.7 (312)
Assists: 12.7 (215)
FG%: 46.0% (72)
FT%: 78.2% (15)
3P%: 36.2% (65)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 67.0 (82)
Rebounds: 25.5 (173)
Assists: 11.6 (76)
FG%: 42.9% (159)
FT%: 67.0% (29)
3P%: 31.2% (56)
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