Washington tops Montana, 69-54, in opener at Husky Classic
Washington used a third-quarter surge to open up what had been a tight contest and went on to a 69-54 victory over Montana on Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the Husky Classic in Seattle.
UC Irvine clips Grizzlies with late rally, 60-51
Montana held a 49-48 lead with 3 minutes, 20 seconds to play on Saturday night before UC Irvine closed the game on a 12-2 run to defeat the Grizzlies, 60-51, at the Bren Events Center. The contest was hotly contested throughout, with neither team leading by more than a single possession for 18 consecutive minutes.
Lady Griz win big over Grand Canyon, earn split on the road
Two days after getting roughed up by a one-loss Arizona team, Montana turned the tables and played the heavyweight in a convincing 69-47 road win at Grand Canyon on Friday night in Phoenix. Trailing 26-24 late in the second quarter, the Lady Griz (4-3) scored the final seven points of the first half, then shot 51.6 percent in the second to pull away and get their first road win of the season.
Arizona too much for Lady Griz to handle in 100-51 road loss
It was too many turnovers, not enough rebounding and just too much Arizona on Wednesday as the Montana women's basketball team fell to the Wildcats 100-51 in Tucson.
Montana basketball: Lady Griz head south for pair of games in Arizona
On its first winning streak since January, the Montana women's basketball team will head to Arizona this week for a pair of games. The Lady Griz will face Arizona on Wednesday in Tucson at 11 a.m., then travel to Phoenix for a game on Friday at 6 p.m. against Grand Canyon.
Griz linebacker Olson one of 3 finalists for Buck Buchanan Award
Record-breaking Montana linebacker Dante Olson is one of three top vote-getters for the Buck Buchanan Award, and will travel to Frisco, Texas, for the 32nd Annual STATS FCS Awards Banquet on January 4, the organization announced Tuesday. The Grizzlies' first-team All-Big Sky honoree finished the regular season as the nation's top tackler with 151 total takedowns, averaging an FCS-bet 13.7 per game in his breakout junior season.
Montana Grizzlies dominate College of Idaho, 80-52
The Grizzlies got exactly what they needed on Monday night: a solid performance on both sides of the ball to get back in the win column. Following back-to-back losses, Montana earned an 80-52 win over the College of Idaho. On offense, Montana shined, shooting 57.1 percent, including nine three-pointers and 48 points in the first half. On defense, the Grizzlies limited the Yotes to 29.7 percent shooting and blocked 10 shots – the team's highest total since December 2010.
Lady Griz come from behind to win Classic championship over UC Davis
History will soon forget some of the particulars -- an uncalled banked shot as the game's big moment? -- but will long remember the result of a thrilling championship contest of the 38th Lady Griz Classic. Montana trailed by five at the half and by six early in the fourth quarter but closed with a flourish to defeat UC Davis 62-56 on Sunday afternoon to improve to 72-4 all-time at its home tournament.
Grizzlies return home for Monday night tilt with Coyotes
Dahlberg Arena is the place to be at 7 p.m. Monday for fans craving basketball. After opening the year with back-to-back home games, Montana will play just one home contest over a 34-day period, from Nov. 13 through Dec. 16, and it comes Monday night vs. the College of Idaho.
Montana women put up 86 over Northern Illinois, advance at Classic
In a game with 156 points scored, it was the defense played by Montana that set the early tone as it rolled to an 86-70 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at Dahlberg Arena on the opening day of the 38th Lady Griz Classic presented by Holiday Inn Downtown.