BOISE, Idaho (AP) Linton Acliese III had 20 points as sixth-seeded Eastern Washington edged past eleventh-seeded Northern Arizona 78-75 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tourney on Wednesday.
Acliese made two free throws to finish a 9-0 Eagles run for a five-point lead with 24 seconds left and held on for the win.
Steele Venters had 19 points for Eastern Washington (18-14). Rylan Bergersen added 18 points and six assists. Angelo Allegri had 12 points.