Montana State Bobcats rebounding will be key to Big Sky success

Posted at 11:15 PM, Jan 23, 2018

BOZEMAN – The Montana State Bobcats women’s basketball team gave their fans exactly what they wanted on Saturday, an 81-64 win over Montana. Their success can be attributed to one phase of the game they have been up and down on all year: rebounding.

“We’re trying to just build off of what we did last week, and we rebounded the ball very, very well last week,” said Bobcats head coach Tricia Binford. “I loved our offensive rebounding last week and the production we got out of that.”

Montana State grabbed 12 offensive rebounds that led to 19 second-chance points.

“That’s been something we’ve struggled with early on, is our offensive putbacks, and we want to make sure we continue to get that kind of production, as well,” Binford said.

Scoring came from all over for MSU. Four players tallied double digits against Montana, and the Cats stuck to their signature long-range identity, knocking down 11 3-pointers.

The Cats look to bring the same intensity on the boards to Northern Arizona on Thursday.