Montana State Bobcats know Cat-Griz goes well beyond the hardwood

Posted at 11:36 PM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 01:36:44-05

BOZEMAN – The standard college basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide, but come Saturday, the impact of what will happen on the court between Montana State and Montana will spread to every corner of the state.

For both teams this is one of the most highly anticipated games of the season and the Bobcats embrace how much this game impacts the Treasure State.

“What I’ve learned is just how much it means to people here. I mean it’s kind of bigger than basketball. It’s the two big schools in Montana and it’s kind of school against school,” said MSU guard Harald Frey.”

And with the Griz undefeated in the conference, the Cats know this game is going to be their hardest contest so far.

“They’re not on the top of the conference by chance. They’re a really good team. They’re good inside-out, really good guard play, really good forward play as well. So we for sure have to bring our A-game,” Frey said.

But this game isn’t just for a tally in the win column, it’s for bragging rights.

“The Griz game is never an easy game, said Frey. “Both games you want to win it and win the state and there’s a lot of pride going in to it.”