Whether you’re an alumnus of one of the schools playing in the Big Sky Conference Championship, or simply a die-hard sports fan, you won’t want to miss a minute of the action as men’s and women’s basketball teams vie for a berth into the NCAA tournament. The conference tournament kicks off at the Reno Events Center on Monday, March 5th, with the championship game taking place on Saturday, March 10th. From finding the best pregame party to enjoy all that Reno has to offer between games, this is your guide to making the most of your time during the Big Sky Basketball Championship.
Twelve women’s teams and men’s teams will compete for the title of Conference Champion, which moves them on to the coveted NCAA tournament taking place through the month of March. Visit RoadtoReno.com to see a complete, up-to-date list of game times throughout the week.
Be a part of the fast-paced play of every game with an all-session ticket, or purchase individual game tickets, both of which are available in advance or at the Reno Events Center Box Office. The Eldorado Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and Circus Circus in downtown Reno are the official team hosts during the championships, so you can stay just blocks from all the action.
Amp up your team spirit at one of the many party zones located inside the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus. Hang out with fellow fans and alumni, enjoy team-specific drink specials, share your game highlights, and swap stories from your own glory days on campus.
Sacramento State & Montana State – El Jefe’s Cantina
Montana & Southern Utah – The Brew Brothers
North Dakota – Drinx
Weber State – Silver Baron Lounge
Northern Arizona & Idaho State – Bar Centro
Idaho & Portland State – Silver Legacy Spots Book
Northern Colorado & Eastern Washington – Eldorado Sports Book
Of course, you’ll want to catch every possible minute of the exciting games, but don’t miss out on the other fun happening around Reno! From downtown, it’s a short walk to the Truckee River where you can find several bars, coffee shops, shopping, and restaurants.
Reno’s close proximity to the Black Rock Desert means the Burning Man culture is alive and well in the community year-round. Check out the Reno Playa Art Park, home to a variety of sculptures from Burning Man, or Reno’s City Plaza, home to the BELIEVE Sculpture and the must-see Space Whale.