Eastern Washington (21-11) at Sacramento State (17-15), 10 p.m. ET – Eastern Washington’s Round 1 victory against Washington State was the first postseason win in program history, and 21 victories ties the program’s high-water mark for wins. Freshman Delaney Hodgins had one of the best rookie seasons in program history, netting Big Sky Conference Outstanding Freshman honors. EWU is 27-14 all-time against Sacramento State. The Hornets lead all of NCAA Division I with 12.5 3-pointers made per game, 16.7 steals per game, 20 offensive rebounds per game and a plus-11.88 turnover margin. Sacramento State is third scoring at 86.2 points per game and 25th with 15.9 assists per game.
Fresno State (23-9) at Saint Mary’s (21-10), 10 p.m. ET – Under first-year head coach Jaime White, defense has been a staple as Fresno State is the only team in the Mountain West that ranked in the top three in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense, 3-point percentage defense, blocks and steals. With their 79-73 win over San Francisco, the Bulldogs earned their first postseason win over a non-conference team since 2006. For Saint Mary’s, Shannon Mauldin is coming off a career-high 32 points in the team’s first-round WNIT win over Hawaii. Mauldin is now averaging 10.9 ppg and continues to lead the Gaels in steals, assists and blocks.