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  1. Former Utah State center Carson Shanks headed to North Dakota

    Jan 15, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

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    The plan for 7-footer Carson Shanks at Utah State was to redshirt this season, with the hope that the Minnesota native would gain some extra strength and as a result be able to compete with the more physical front courts of the Mountain West. However in December Shanks made the decision to transfer, with his…

  2. Undersized Northern Colorado beating up on bigger Big Sky opponents

    Jan 15, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    The 2012-13 season was a tough one for the Northern Colorado Bears as they finished the season with a 13-18 record, the second consecutive year in which the Bears finished below .500. With five players who possessed starting experience returning there was the expectation that the Bears could be a factor in the Big Sky…

  3. High scoring sophomore guard DeWayne Russell to leave Northern Arizona

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

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    After posting averages of 14.4 point and 3.2 assists per game as a freshman in 2012-13, Northern Arizona guard DeWayne Russell had the look of a player head coach Jack Murphy could build around as he looks to improve the Lumberjacks’ standing within the Big Sky. However that won’t be happening, as it was reported…

  4. 2013-2014 Big Sky Preview: Can Weber State vanquish their second place curse?

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  5. Montana sophomore forward Jake Wiley leaves program

    Oct 13, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Montana’s front court stable took a hit on Sunday afternoon, as it was announced that 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Jake Wiley has decided to leave the program. Wiley, a native of Newport, Wash., played 20 games as a freshman (3.0 mpg) and posted averages of 0.9 points and 0.6 rebounds per game. “Jake has decided not…

  6. Former Portland State forward Julius Thomas enjoys a career night in Denver

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    In four seasons of college basketball at Portland State, 6-5 forward Julius Thomas averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest, and in his final two seasons helped the Vikings earn back-to-back Big Sky tournament titles. But the market for a 6-5 forward isn’t all that great when it comes to professional basketball, and even…

  7. Junior guard Gelaun Wheelwright leaves Weber State program

    Sep 4, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    After spending two seasons as a solid reserve at Weber State it looked as if guard Gelaun Wheelwright would be in position to earn starter’s minutes in 2013-14 due to the graduation of Scott Bamforth, who averaged 14.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game on a team that won 30 games last season. Alas that…

  8. Idaho State’s Chris Hansen hits 88-foot shot (VIDEO)

    Jan 18, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

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    Idaho State hasn’t had much reason to celebrate this season, however Wednesday night provided a much needed lift to the struggling Bengals. Trailing by 11, seconds before halftime, Idaho State’s Ayibakuro Preh corralled the rebound, giving it off to sophomore guard Chris Hansen, not expecting him to do anything with it. Hansen launched an 88-footer at the…

  9. Idaho State’s Sherrod Baldwin ineligible for fall semester

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

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    What looks to be a rough season for Idaho State just got rougher. Idaho State guard Sherrod Baldwin is academically ineligible for the fall semester, according to Jeff Landers. BigSkyBBall.com has a story on the situation as well.  Baldwin averaged 4.8 points and 1.3 rebound and 1.0 assists per game for the Bengals in 16.6…

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