Sports fans have been in hibernation of late between bowl season and basketball season. I gave you lots of predictions over bowl season on my last blog. Overall I went 18-17 in bowl predictions, and 4-2 in BCS games.
Griz basketball season is at the beginning of conference play. Both teams, the ladies and men, are looking to win the conference. It seems as if it is going to come down to 2 teams in both the men and women’s conference. On the men’s side it is between Weber St. and the Montana Grizzlies. On the women’s side its between the Eastern Washington Eagles, and the Montana Grizzlies.
The men’s team hasn’t faced off against the Weber St. Wildcats, but do so at the end of the month at Dahlberg arena. This game is huge for both teams, especially when it comes down to hosting the conference tournament. The Lady Griz lost their first game against the EWU Eagles, in Cheney, WA. Next time it will be in Missoula as the Lady Griz look for revenge. The Ladies are going to have to win the next one if they hope to host the women’s Big Sky Conference tournament.
I mention hosting the conference tournament, because this is huge for the Grizzlies since we play better as a whole at Dahlberg arena. For that to happen the women’s team is going to have to shoot better, and get better point guard play from junior Torry Hill. For the men to come away with victories they will have to work on better post play from senior Eric Hutchinson who has struggled all season, and improvement from freshman Andy Martin. Also they will need Will Cherry to come back to form. I think both of these are very possible for both teams and look to see both teams winning the conference.