Montana State Bobcats taking positives out of loss to Montana

Posted at 11:07 PM, Jan 23, 2018

BOZEMAN – It was a tough offensive performance for the Montana State men on Saturday in their 67-52 loss to the Montana Grizzlies at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

“We just didn’t get baskets to fall,” said MSU head coach Brian Fish. “I mean, it’s hard to keep kids and hard to keep the crowd energized when the ball won’t go through the hoop.”

The Cats’ 52 points marked their second-lowest scoring performance of the season, and only three players scored more than seven points for MSU.

But even though the offense wasn’t clicking, the Bobcats saw things on defense they liked.

“If you would have told me we would’ve held Montana to 67 (points), I would’ve taken that,” said Fish. “I think they shot 43 percent for the game, so that didn’t hurt us. We won the rebounding and stuff like that.”

The Cats held the Griz to 10 points below their scoring average and hope to continue that on Thursday when they face Northern Arizona at home.