Photos & Multimedia: Griz Beat EWU, Advance to Finals

By PATRICK RECORD

It was déjà vu all over again for the Griz basketball team on Tuesday night.

The Big Sky Conference tournament semifinal game marked the third time this season that Montana and Eastern Washington have gone head-to-head. Montana claimed victory in the first two match-ups, and Tuesday night was a repeat of the first two games.

It was certainly the biggest game so far for both teams, with a shot at the Big Sky Conference finals on the line. Montana trailed by five points at the half, but in the end, it was the Griz that pulled off the big 74-66 win.

With the win, Montana earned the right to advance to the finals on Wednesday night against a seriously talented Weber State team. The Griz-Wildcats winner gets to punch their ticket to the Big Dance.

Suffice to say, Wednesday night is gonna be a big one for the Griz! The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 7:00 Mountain Time.

Check out the action shots and multimedia feature from Tuesday night’s semifinals win.

 

 

Will Cherry gets some air.
Will Cherry gets som...
Selvig.
Selvig.
Mathias Ward goes up for a block.
Mathias Ward goes up...
Art Steward.
Art Steward.
Pressure from the Griz.
Pressure from the Griz.
Kareem Jamar.
Kareem Jamar.
Nice moves, Cherry!
Nice moves, Cherry!
Coach Tinkle gets fired up.
Coach Tinkle gets fi...
A little fade from Cherry.
A little fade from C...
Cherry.
Cherry.
A Cherry jumper.
A Cherry jumper.
Jamar.
Jamar.
Cherry had 16 points and 3 steals against EWU.
Cherry had 16 points...
Ward led the team with 19 points.
Ward led the team wi...
The Griz fans were out in force.
The Griz fans were o...
Selvig had 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Selvig had 12 points...
Jamar scored 18 points and pulled down 13 boards for his fourth double-double of the season.
Jamar scored 18 poin...
Ready for the board.
Ready for the board.
Shawn Stockton.
Shawn Stockton.
Another jumper from Selvig.
Another jumper from ...
Jamar goes up.
Jamar goes up.
Mid-flight.
Mid-flight.
The finish.
The finish.
Cherry on the run.
Cherry on the run.
Even Derek Zoolander loves the Griz.
Even Derek Zoolander...
Jamar.
Jamar.
A few distractions.
A few distractions.
Cherry defends.
Cherry defends.
Coach Tinkle helps the Griz regroup.
Coach Tinkle helps t...
Jamar.
Jamar.
Nice ups.
Nice ups.
The bench shows their spirit.
The bench shows thei...
Aiming high.
Aiming high.
A mid-court conference.
A mid-court conference.
Jamar and Cherry celebrate.
Jamar and Cherry cel...
Coach Tinkle with some words for Cherry.
Coach Tinkle with so...
Smiles all around for the Montana boys.
Smiles all around fo...
Derek Selvig celebrates the win.
Derek Selvig celebra...
G-R-I-Z!
G-R-I-Z!