BOZEMAN – The 2023 Big Sky Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament begins Saturday, March 4, at Idaho Central Arena in Boise, Idaho. The Montana State Bobcat men’s and women’s teams both enter the tournament ranked second in the conference.


The Bobcat men’s team enters the tournament having just defeated top-ranked Eastern Washington on Feb. 27 in their regular season finale. The women lost their final game of the season to Eastern Washington but ended up in a three-way tie atop the conference with Northern Arizona and Sacramento State. Ultimately, both Bobcat teams are entering the conference tournament as the No. 2 seeds.

Both Montana State teams were Big Sky Conference tournament champions last year. Tournament champs receive a berth in the NCAA Division I national tournament.

Game Schedule

The No. 2 seeding earns both teams an automatic first-round bye, so the Bobcats will play their first tournament games on Sunday, March 5. At 2:30 p.m. the women will play the winner of the first-round game between No. 7 Portland State and No. 8 Idaho State. Later that evening at 8 p.m., the men’s team will play the winner of No. 7 Portland State and No. 8 Northern Colorado.

How to Watch

All tournament games will stream live on ESPN+, which requires a subscription. Select games will also air live on ESPN2 and ESPNU. More information about ESPN+ subscriptions can be found HERE.

Games will also be broadcast on the Bobcat Radio Network.

Ticket and Bracket Information

Tickets are available for fans traveling to Boise to attend the tournament in person. Single-game ticket prices start at $10, and doors open one hour prior to each tournament session. Ticket information can be found HERE.

Each Big Sky Conference team also has a designated “fan zone” restaurant where alumni and fans can gather to watch the games live. The Bobcat Fan Zone will be at Parrilla Grill, 503 W. Idaho St. in Boise. More fan zone information and men’s and women’s tournament brackets are available at the links below.


 - MSU News Service -

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