Rebounding continued emphasis for Montana State Bobcats

Posted at 11:31 PM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 09:25:58-04

BOZEMAN – The Montana State women’s basketball team is on a four-game winning streak in the Big Sky Conference, and now it returns home to face familiar foes: North Dakota and Northern Colorado. Back in early January, the Cats lost to both teams on a roadtrip, their first two defeats in conference play.

But the Bobcats know what needs to be done differently: attack the glass. In those two losses nearly a month ago, Montana State was out-rebounded 87-58.

“We were horrible on the glass against both teams, to be quite honest, and North Dakota, just starting with them on Thursday, they destroyed us on the foul line and the glass,” said head coach Tricia Binford. “And so those two categories just need to be offset. They just need to be more evened up for us to have a chance on Thursday (against North Dakota).”

MSU is not the biggest team by any means in the Big Sky, but it has been much more active on the boards, evening out the numbers. In their last two games against Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, the Bobcats owned the rebounding advantage 89-78.

MSU hosts UND at 7 p.m. Thursday at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.