15
Dec
09

The week of 12-07-09 in Review


Ok a little late but I am back.

This past week was typical pre-conference play with the four programs playing a wide variety of programs from upper end D-1 schools to low end D-2/NAIA schools. No one can claim a clean sweep of the week as they all took their lumps, and most posted blow out victories against inferior talent.

I am going to give the week to the Montana Griz men who played two D-1 programs who belong to conference that are considered a step up from the Big Sky. Both games were on the road and the Griz went 1-1 but they were in the game they lost up until the end.

Griz Men: The Grizzly Men went into last week knowing they would be with out their #2 guy and main interior force Brian Qvale. This would be a challenge under most conditions but on the road against Loyola Marymount (West Coast Conference) and Colorado State (Mountain West Conference) it did not look to rosy. The Griz came away with a win at LMU, and drop a 1 point decision at CSU. While two wins would have been better than on their performance this week end is the type of thing that will only, build confidence and could be a sign of things to come.


Bobcat Men:
Again this was a week end where the Bobcats lost the game they were suppose to – top 25 Memphis – and won the games they were suppose to – a 40 point shellacking of North Mexico school of cosmetology. In the end the Cats got exposed team speed at a level they, most likely will never see again this season , and a lot of young players got to see shine in front of the home crowd. I do not see much more from this week.

Lady Griz: The Lady Griz actually played one more game this week that I was expecting and went 2-1 over all. They took out NAIA Western Montana in their first game, and looked terrible in the first half, before burying UM-W in the second half. Against Gonzaga they dropped a 27 point decision in Spokane and I was starting to worry about the Lady Griz prospects for the coming conference season. Their last game of the week though the man handled Idaho at home for a 24 point victory, and for the first time this season I saw glimpses of the Lady Griz team that Big Sky conference observers have some to expect. They still though have a lot to prove before conference starts.

Bobcat Women: The Bobcat women took it on the chin this past week dropping two games to Boise State (on the road) and Washington State (at home). The Bobcats were very much in both of these games up until the very end, but could not pull out the win at the end. Both of these schools are very good step up games for the Bobcats, but still they are going to need to learn how to win these close games if they hope to challenge for the league title.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “The week of 12-07-09 in Review”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


December 2009
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Mslacat on Twitter

RSS Binford’s Blog

  • CHAMPIONSHIPS November 18, 2014
    This past weekend we opened up at Boise State, my Alma Mater, where they had an Alumni Reunion and recognized our 1993-94 Big Sky Champion Team who was also nationally ranked. What an amazing season that was, and what an fantastic experience to be a part of. Although our Bobcats didn't win that night, it was a nice distraction to have dinner after the g […]
    noreply@blogger.com (Coach Binford)

RSS Coach Scanson’s BLOG

  • To whom this may concern... August 6, 2010
    I am talking to you Dan Muscatell. I am talking to all of you on twitter begging me for more blog. I know you missed me, little did I know that you were craving more blog. I put it on the to-do list and then moved it straight to the top.Montana Coaches Association - 2010 ClinicThis event gets better every year for me. It's not that the speakers are any […]
    Coach Scanson

RSS TW Courtside

  • Stock Watch: Week One November 18, 2009
    I’m back! Now that the season has started it’s time to fire TW Courtside back up for another season. Things look a whole lot different in the Big Sky this year, thanks to graduation. This will be an exciting year!This past week we finally got a chance to see all of the Big Sky teams in action. Albeit, it is always tough to gauge teams at this point because m […]
    Tyler

RSS MSU – Volleyball Blog

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS The Cat-Griz Insider

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Montana Recruiting News

  • Montana State looks to build on recruiting success in Europe - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle (blog) July 14, 2017
    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle (blog)Montana State looks to build on recruiting success in EuropeThe Bozeman Daily Chronicle (blog)The fifth-year Bobcats assistant is spending the first open July evaluation period in Los Angeles, will be stateside again next week and then spend the final stretch of the month in Estonia at the U18 European Championships, head co […]
  • Bozeman's Anderson rises from role player to Division I recruit - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle July 18, 2017
    The Bozeman Daily ChronicleBozeman's Anderson rises from role player to Division I recruitThe Bozeman Daily ChronicleBobcats head coach Brian Fish has seen the 6-foot-8 forward and his Montana Elite team — coached by former MSU head coach Brad Huse — several times this summer and last weekend was in Seattle for the Northwest Premier Summer Showcase.
  • People Need To Wake Up When It Comes To Nefarious Activity In College Sports - The Daily Caller July 22, 2017
    People Need To Wake Up When It Comes To Nefarious Activity In College SportsThe Daily CallerThe biggest news in sports right now is the resignation of Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze, and people need to realize the bigger picture of illicit actions in college sports. I spent my freshman year of college with the basketball team at Montana ...
  • Jordan Sullivan promoted to assistant coach with Montana Lady Griz - MontanaSports July 18, 2017
    MontanaSportsJordan Sullivan promoted to assistant coach with Montana Lady GrizMontanaSportsAfter spending last season as Montana's director of basketball administration, Sullivan, a Lady Griz since birth, first as a fan, then as a player, has been promoted to assistant coach, joining Sonya Stokken and Mike Petrino on second-year coach ...
  • Montana basketball assistant Marlon Stewart leaves for Hawaii job - MontanaSports July 12, 2017
    MontanaSportsMontana basketball assistant Marlon Stewart leaves for Hawaii jobMontanaSportsGriz assistant basketball coach Marlon Stewart leaves Montana for an assistant position at Hawaii (Photo Courtesy: UM Athletics). “Marlon's been here since Day 1,” Montana head basketball coach Travis DeCuire said. “He and I go back a long way. For me ...Rainbow W […]

Categories

  • 389,459

%d bloggers like this: