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EWU controls 2nd half and OT to become Big Sky co-champion, beating Weber State 79-71


OGDEN, Utah — Venky Jois had 22 points and 16 rebounds as Eastern Washington beat Weber State 79-71 in overtime for a share of the Big Sky Conference title on Saturday night.

The Eagles (23-8, 14-4) closed the game with the final 10 points after Weber State's Joel Bolomboy opened the overtime scoring with a jumper at 71-69.

Eastern Washington shares the conference title with Montana, though the Grizzlies win the tiebreaker for the No. 1 seed and the right to host the Big Sky tournament.

The nation's leading scorer, Tyler Harvey, added 21 points for EWU, which erased a 19-point first-half deficit at 59-all on Felix Von Hofe's 3-pointer with 6:06 left in regulation

Weber State (13-16, 8-10) jumped ahead 37-18 late in the first half. But the Eagles ended the half on a 9-2 run to get within 12.

Richaud Gittens had 22 points to lead the Wildcats.

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