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E. Washington beats N. Arizona 78-75 in Big Sky tournament

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Linton Acliese III had 20 points as sixth-seeded Eastern Washington edged past eleventh-seeded Northern Arizona 78-75 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tourney on Wednesday.

Acliese made two free throws to finish a 9-0 Eagles run for a five-point lead with 24 seconds left and held on for the win.

Steele Venters had 19 points for Eastern Washington (18-14). Rylan Bergersen added 18 points and six assists. Angelo Allegri had 12 points.

Carson Towt scored a career-high 21 points and had 16 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (9-23). Jalen Cone added 19 points. Mason Stark had 12 points.


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Updated March 9, 2022

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