|EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES (17-8, 10-4 Big Sky Conference)|
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|MONTANA STATE BOBCATS (12-14, 6-9 Big Sky Conference)|
|Thursday, Feb. 26| 2:00 p.m. PT|
|Worthington Arena (7,250) | Bozeman, Mont.|
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Cheney, Wash. – With only four games remaining in the regular season, the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team will hit the road one final time, beginning with a Big Sky Conference contest at Montana State this Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. PT.
Eastern (17-8, 10-4 BSC) clinched its spot in the upcoming Big Sky Tournament this past weekend with convincing home wins over Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The Eagles have now qualified for the conference tournament in each of the past six seasons and are just one of four teams to reach the tournament in each of the last five years.
Montana and Sacramento State have also secured berths in this year's Big Sky Tournament, but the rest of the eight-team field is far from set as eight teams remain in contention. North Dakota and Northern Colorado are both 9-6 in league play while Northern Arizona (7-7), Idaho State (7-8) and Idaho (6-8) would all be in if the tournament started tomorrow.
Montana State and Weber State are just outside of the top eight with identically 6-9 records while Southern Utah (5-9) is also hanging around.
EWU is currently the hottest team in the Big Sky and is in the midst of a six-game winning streak, having not lost since falling at Idaho back on Jan. 31. Eastern had a seven-game winning streak earlier this season, marking the first time in the program's NCAA Division I history that it recorded two stretches of six consecutive wins in the same season.
Montana State (12-14, 6-9 BSC) has won five of its last eight games and is 8-3 at home on the season. Jasmine Hommes (16.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg) is the only Bobcat to average double figures but five other players average at least seven points per game.
Eastern won this season's first meeting, 72-58, at Reese Court back on Feb. 7. EWU is 13-19 all-time against Montana State in Bozeman but has won three of the last five encounters at Worthington Arena.