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Rebounding the achilles heel for Montana State Bobcats

Posted at 11:00 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 16:47:13-04

BOZEMAN — The Montana State Bobcats are trying to rebound from three consecutive close losses, but actual rebounding has been the team’s biggest issue.

Bobcats opponents have pulled down 32 more rebounds than MSU in this stretch. The Cats have turned the ball over just 28 times in the team’s last three games and have seen an uptick in offensive production. There aren’t many things Montana State is doing wrong on paper currently, but a lack of rebounding has been the back-breaker.

“We were right at 80 points per game on the road trip, so that was good,” head coach Brian Fish said. “A lot of guys touched the ball (and) a lot of guys were playing well. … It really comes down to, right now, the battle of the boards. We’ve got to get that back.”

Montana State will have a big challenge in its quest to overcome its recent rebounding woes, as the Cats travel to Missoula on Saturday for a rematch with the Univeristy of Montana.