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Montana State Bobcats ready for packed atmosphere against the Montana Grizzlies

Posted at 11:16 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 01:16:41-05

BOZEMAN – The Montana State Bobcats men’s basketball team is gearing up for possibly the biggest game of its season.

On Saturday, the Cats will square off against the Montana Grizzlies, who are 6-0 in the Big Sky Conference. It’s going to take a lot to defeat the beast team in the league, but head coach Brian Fish knows one secret weapon the Bobcats will have going for them the entire game.

“When we play a certain way, we are an entertaining team and the fans have really helped that and we’ve turned that into a little home-court advantage when they show up like they’ve been showing up,” said Fish. “We’re appreciative and it’s great when there’s a lot of people there because it just means a lot to everybody, including our players and staff.”

These kinds of games not only bring out the best in the athletes, but rivalries like Cat-Griz showcase how great the sport can be.

“I think it’s what makes college basketball great when we get a chance to play these types of games,” said Fish. “It will be fun.”

The MSU and UM men will tip off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.