Montana State Bobcats men, women call Cat-Griz bouts “disappointing”

Posted at 8:05 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 16:42:38-04

BOZEMAN — It was a weekend to forget for the Bobcat men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The two teams lost by 20+ points on the same night for the first time since December 20, 2014, with the women sufferent a 24-point defeat to the Montana Grizzlies and the men losing by 27 to the Griz. In 2014, the men lost to Portland and the women lost to Washington State, meaning it has been even longer since the two teams lost by at least 20 to Big Sky opponents.

But this loss was bigger than any other regular season road defeat — it was to MSU’s nemesis.

“It’s not how we wanted to come out, of course,” said men’s guard, Harald Frey, who saw his Bobcats trailing by 16 at halftime before losing by 27 points. “This game means a lot to a lot of people…it’s very disappointing.”

Other than big losses, the men and women also had an empty feeling of disappointment.

“Everyone’s just kind of silent right now,” Lady Bobcats guard Hannah Caudill said after the loss. “(It) doesn’t feel good, by any means…it’s always a tough atmosphere, but it’s a fun one too, and we just didn’t step up to the plate. So, (it was) disappointing.”

The Bobcat men and women will look to turn their fortunes around on Thursday, when they take on Idaho State.