Montana State favored by the coaches, Eastern Washington picked by the media.
MSU women surge to early lead and hold on for 63-53 win over second-place Eagles.
Two-time Payton finalist joining national runners-up.
Bobcat women fall 72-58 in Cheney.
Bobcats make three shots in last 34 possessions in 61-51 loss to Eastern Washington.
With Eastern Washington and Montana falling, Montana State remains the lone undefeated team in the league.
With four weeks to play, Montana State sits atop the Big Sky with an unblemished 4-0 record, but five teams enter November with just one Big Sky loss.
Two integral offensive performers finally broke out on Saturday afternoon.
Non-conference matchup became an instant classic that EWU won 52-51.
Eastern Washington quarterback converts key fourth down, scores two-point conversion to lift Eagles to win late.