It looks like we are back to a pretty typical schedule this week with each of the four programs playing 2 games, but all of those games for the Bobcat Men, Grizzly men and lady Griz will be on the road. Only the Bobcat Women, who will be hosting their own tourney this week in Bozeman, will be playing in front of a home crowd this week. There are also no patsies on anyone’s schedule as most of the teams they will be facing will be equal or high level.
This Weeks Calendar
Monday – November 23rd
Grizzly men at U. of Oregon
The first of the Grizzly men’s team games this week against Pac-10 schools. Oregon is picked to finish 6th or so in the Pac-10 so if the Griz hope for a road split this would be the game.
Wednesday – November 25th
Bobcat men at U. of San Francisco
U of San Francisco is an up and coming program, they have a very good coach and a lot of young talent now would be the time to get a win verses them because they are still building, but they are talented. The Bobcat’s recruit quite a bit against San Francisco, so I know the coaches would like a win here. One of Will Bynum’s best friends, Dontae Bryant, plays for USF, and the Cat’s pulled an offer to Bryant instead choosing to sign Navarre. There could be a lot of emotions in this game.
Friday – November 27th
Bobcat Women host Southern Utah (Bobcat Women’s Tourney)
The Bobcat Women will be looking for their first home win of the season when they play the 0-3 Southern Utah Squad. I do not think they will be over looking them.
Lady Griz plays South Florida at Loyola Marymount Tourney
The Lady Griz gets S. Florida on a neutral court, which coaches love, but look out for USF’s team speed as well as height, they could give the Lady Griz some problems. USF comes in 2-2 but one loss was in 2- over times and the other was to Wake Forest.
Saturday – November 28th
Bobcat men at U. of Oregon
This will be the first time we get to see the two Men’s programs play the foes this season and will no doubt lead to a lot of comparisons after this game.
Bobcat Women host Utah Valley or Winthrop (Bobcat Women’s Tourney)
The Bobcat women have never won their own tourney since Binford took over hopefully tonight they will be the night she checks that off her things to do.
Lady Griz play Loyola Marymount or St. Louis at Loyola Marymount Tourney
This tourney is loaded with quality team, whom ever the lady Griz face they will be tough. It is also highly like that USF who they face the night before might be the best in the tourney.
Sunday – November 29th
Grizzly Men at U. of Washington
The best competition that either men’s teams has played so far this season as Washington is picked to finish 2nd in the Pac-10 this season. It will be a very tough match up for the Griz and look for Washington to try to close down Johnson and make the other player beat them.