Montana Grizzlies Basketball Tickets
Team: University of Montana Grizzlies
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Conference: Big Sky
Conference Championships: 11
Rivals: Montana State Bobcas, Stanford, Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, North Dakota Fighting Hawks
Montana Grizzlies Basketball TicketsThe University of Montana is a highly recognized football-centric school. However, its men's Grizzlies basketball team keeps the school in high spirits throughout those long Montana winters. The team plays its home games on the court at Dahlberg Arena on the UM campus in Missoula and boasts high student attendance when it plays its biggest rivals in the Big Sky Conference. The matchups against the Portland State Vikings, the Eastern Washington Eagles and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are high-intensity games that draw many out-of-state fans. Despite having a lackluster 2019-2020 season, the Grizzlies squad has made it to the NCAA tournament 10 times. It is a true Cinderella team. Under the energetic direction of coach Travis DeCuire, the team is hungry for a win. You can find Montana Grizzlies' basketball tickets at StubHub.
How long has Travis DeCuire been a coach for the Grizzlies?DeCuire started as Montana's head coach in the 2014-2015 season, but he is no stranger to the university. He was a Griz point guard from 1992-1994, graduating with a degree in business marketing. He had coaching positions at Green River Community College, Old Dominion and UCal before moving back to Missoula. Under his leadership, Montana Griz basketball has seen a resurgence. The team has made four postseason appearances and has cinched Big Sky Championships two seasons in a row. DeCuire has strong coaching and mentoring skills, as evidenced by talented players and robust recruiting.
Who are the Grizzlies' top players for the 2019-2020 season?This season's top players are Sayeed Pridgett, Mack Anderson, Kendal Manuel and Timmy Falls. Pridgett, a senior, has averaged 17.4 points per game. Some games see Pridgett earning over 20 points for the Griz. Mack Anderson, a sophomore, holds an average 3.2 points per game and 3.4 rebounds. With more coaching and experience, Anderson can be a player to watch in future seasons. Senior Kendal Manuel is another high point earner who will need to be replaced at the end of the 2019-2020 season. With 4.2 points per game and a field goal percentage of 35, Timmy Falls is a junior who holds some promise for next season.
What teams do the Griz play in the 2019-2020 season?At the beginning of the 2019-2020 season, the Montana Grizzlies team was expected to make a strong showing against rivals Stanford, Montana Tech and the University of Washington. Each of those games ended in a loss for the Griz. The only win, against Montana State-Northern, was a close one. DeCuire predicts upcoming games against Texas Southern, Oregon and North Dakota are expected to be nailbiters. The team is set to travel often this season with non-conference games and a trip into SEC territory.
Who are the biggest non-conference teams the Griz face in the 2019-2020 season?Coach DeCuire is optimistic about the Grizzlies' non-conference games. Not only will the performance attract high-quality recruits, but it provides current players with a high-level experience that they can take back to the Big Sky. The team is set to play against New Mexico on the Lobos' home court. It is also slated to play the Arkansas Razorbacks in the SEC. Montana has already gone up against the Pac-12's Washington. Other non-conference games include match-ups against Texas Southern, Coppin State and Omaha's Mavericks.
What is the Brawl of the Wild?The Brawl of the Wild is the name given to the rivalry games between Montana and Montana State. While "the Brawl" typically refers to the football match-up, there is also a massive rivalry between the programs' basketball teams. The Montana Grizzlies play the Montana State Bobcats in Missoula on Feb. 1. The team travels to Bozeman on Feb. 22 to complete the intra-state series. These are high-energy games with enthusiastic fans. Current students, alumni and faculty enjoy the greatest rivalry in Montana just before the Big Sky Conference Championship held in Boise starting on March 11.
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