21
Dec
09

The week of 12-14-09 in Review


It was a slow week for the Montana State and University of Montana programs, as they went through finals week, on both campuses. The two men’s programs swept all three of their games, while the women’s programs each their only games of the week. It should be noted, though that while the men had the advantage of playing their games on their home courts the women were on the road for their games.

I am not sure who to give the week to, but it definitely goes to the men. The Griz got two victories one of those was against Montana State – Northern. The Bobcats got a very nice win against UC Santa Barbara which I think is a little bit better than the UC Riverside team the Griz got their second win against. Quality versus quantity? It is kind of splitting hairs so I will give the week to both of them.

Bobcat Men: The bobcats managed a 12 point home win against, a traditionally good Cal. State Santa Barbara team Friday. What I liked about this win for the Cats is that they started out cold, but kept up the defensive pressure until they could find their shot. UCSB came out and played an aggressive zone, against the Bobcat and challenged them to hit their shots. This is the book on how to defend and beat the Bobcats under Huse, and we will see this, a lot come conference (especially from the Griz). It took the Bobcats most of the first half but they the answer and pretty well made the zone a non-factor in the second half.

Grizzly men: The Grizzly’s had a 14 point victory over Montana State – Northern. But did not look overly impressive in do so. While Qvale did have his way with MSU-N the rest of the team looked a little lethargic on the offensive side of the ball. Tinkle was concerned that he decided to change the line a little bit for Riverside and he changed up the line up a bit. Young was inserted into the line up in place of Cherry and the Griz came away with a win. I am not sure if it helped in this particular game but I think the Griz do need to get Young in the starting line up and cut him loose a little. If I may make another suggestion, Taylor over Staudacher. Taylor is not the outside shooter that Staudacher is but he is close and he is also a much better rounded player.

Lady Griz: The Lady Griz traveled to Portland Oregon to take on the University of Portland this past week and came away with lose. The Lady Griz played Portland tough most of the game even holding a 1 point lead at half time but in the end Portland was able to secure the win late with some good three point shooting. Portland should almost be considered a Big Sky honorary member this season because by the time Conference starts they will have played well over half of the BSC members. So far eastern Washington is the only Big Sky team to beat them.

The Bobcats went into Denver and got their butts handed to them by Denver. The Bobcats shot only 30% from the field and that was all she wrote. Katie Bussey who is from the Denver area had a particularly awful night going 0-9 from the field. It is amazing how returning home for some players can actually bring out the best of worse in some player, and it looked like Nerves got the best of Bussey. Don’t get me wrong Denver is a very good team but the Cat’s should have made a better showing than they did.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “The week of 12-14-09 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

  • Bozeman's Mack Anderson commits to Griz basketball - The Missoulian September 5, 2017
    The MissoulianBozeman's Mack Anderson commits to Griz basketballThe MissoulianMontana Grizzlies men's basketball didn't have to go too far to get its first Class of 2018 recruit. Mack Anderson, a 6-foot-8 senior forward from Bozeman High School, announced on Twitter his decision to commit to Montana on Monday night. After ...
  • Arizona small forward becomes second 2018 commit for Montana State Bobcat basketball - MontanaSports September 20, 2017
    MontanaSportsArizona small forward becomes second 2018 commit for Montana State Bobcat basketballMontanaSportsZeke Quinlan, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Oregon, has committed to the Cats. His school announced Quinlan's commitment on Twitter. Quinlan currently plays for Hillcrest Prep Academy in Arizona and is a rated a two-star recruit by www.verbalcom […]
  • Montana Grizzlies adding new video board in Dahlberg Arena - MontanaSports September 15, 2017
    MontanaSportsMontana Grizzlies adding new video board in Dahlberg ArenaMontanaSportsMontana will be one of three Big Sky schools with a centralized video board in its basketball arena – and by far the newest, largest and highest quality – making it not only a recruiting pitch for the environment that student-athletes will be competing ...
  • Mack Anderson first Bozeman boys basketball player to commit to ... - MontanaSports September 6, 2017
    MontanaSportsMack Anderson first Bozeman boys basketball player to commit to ...MontanaSportsBOZEMAN - A Bozeman basketball player has done something no other Hawk has ever done before. Mack Anderson, who burst on the college recruiting scene ...and more »
  • Travis DeCuire, Montana Grizzlies announce 2017-18 basketball ... - MontanaSports August 31, 2017
    MontanaSportsTravis DeCuire, Montana Grizzlies announce 2017-18 basketball ...MontanaSports(Editor's note: University of Montana media release) MISSOULA – The Montana Griz men's basketball team will begin its 2017-18 season on Nov. 6, at Dahlberg ...and more »

Categories

  • 390,040

%d bloggers like this: