Boise to Host Big Sky Basketball Tournament in 2019

Posted at 7:30 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 22:12:50-04



The Big Sky Conference men’s and women’s basketball championships are heading to Boise.

The Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Council unanimously voted to award the Big Sky Conference men’s and women’s basketball championships to CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The three-year contract begins with the 2019 event.

“The Conference is excited to take our most recognizable championships to Boise, which lies right at the heart of Big Sky country.  We believe that the proximity of Boise to our campuses will benefit league institutions and that our fans will enjoy the venue and city walkability,” said Big Sky Conference Commissioner, Andrea Williams.  

Boise was awarded the contract for 2019, 2020 and 2021 Big Sky Conference basketball championships after a bid process and thorough evaluation by the athletic administrators.

The 2019 Big Sky Conference basketball championships will take place March 11-16 and will feature men’s and women’s teams from each Big Sky member institution.

About Big Sky Conference:

The Big Sky Conference is a NCAA Division I conference, spread across the western United States. The venerable Division I Big Sky Con­ference has nearly 4,500 student-athletes, from 16 different institutions, competing in 16 sports (seven men’s, nine women’s). The Big Sky Conference was founded on Feb 25, 1963, as the name “Big Sky” was adopted by the six presidents of the charter members as the name of the new conference. Four of the current league members – Idaho State University, The University of Montana, Montana State University and Weber State University – have been with the league since its inception.