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Montana State Bobcats need to get back to basics

Posted at 10:14 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 16:42:12-04

BOZEMAN – Chop Wood, Carry Water. It’s been the mantra of the Montana State women’s basketball team all season. It comes from a book of the same name and harps on paying attention to the little details that lead to greatness. But the Bobcats have begin to shy away from it.

Montana State has lost five of it’s last six games and have two more regular season games before the Big Sky tournament in Reno, Nevada. And in order to get back to the postseason, the Cats need to get back to basics.

“The bottom line is we are just not defending right now. And if we are getting stops on the defensive end,” said head coach Tricia Binford. “We can get some stuff earlier in the shot clock and we have just got to get back to our bread and butter of just getting stops on the defensive end of things and play off of that kind of energy and that motivation.”

Those results will come down to one thing one the floor: giving it 100-percent.

“I think you have to start with what you can control and that’s competing. We just want to have the energy and the effort level as high as we can control and we can work on execution from that standpoint,” said Binford.

Montana State is back in action Wednesday against Idaho State.