Big Sky Conference, Summit League agree to 4-year basketball series

The Montana Grizzlies got a jump on their future schedules on Wednesday, securing men’s basketball eight games over the next four seasons. Members of the Big Sky Conference and Summit League have agreed to a four-year series involving four teams from each league. The series will begin next year and extend through 2021-22.

Each school will play one home game and road contest against separate schools from the other league during each of the four seasons. Big Sky schools participating are Montana, Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana State. The Summit League is represented by North Dakota, North Dakota State, Omaha and South Dakota State.

2018-19 – Eastern Washington at North Dakota State, Idaho at North Dakota, Montana at South Dakota State, Montana State at Omaha, North Dakota at Montana State, North Dakota State at Montana, Omaha at Idaho, South Dakota State at Eastern Washington.

2019-20 – Eastern Washington at North Dakota, Idaho at South Dakota State, Montana at Omaha, Montana State at North Dakota State, North Dakota at Montana, North Dakota State at Idaho, Omaha at Eastern Washington, South Dakota State at Montana State.

2020-21 – Eastern Washington at South Dakota State, Idaho at Omaha, Montana at North Dakota State, Montana State at North Dakota, North Dakota at Idaho, North Dakota State at Eastern Washington, Omaha at Montana State, South Dakota State at Montana.

2021-22 – Eastern Washington at Omaha, Idaho at North Dakota State, Montana at North Dakota, Montana State at South Dakota State, North Dakota at Eastern Washington, North Dakota State at Montana State, Omaha at Montana, South Dakota State at Idaho.