MISSOULA – The battle between the Montana and Weber State men usually takes place at the top of the Big Sky Conference standings. The Grizzlies are the defending champs and the preseason pick to repeat, but the Wildcats hold down the top spot right now.
Weber State owns a 7-1 mark in league, one game better than Montana. The two programs rank first and second in all-time Big Sky wins and championships, and it could very well come down to the two again.
The Wildcats lead the league in scoring at nearly 83 per game. They just put up 93 in a win at Montana State on Thursday. The Grizzlies rank second in the conference, giving up less than 68 points per game. But no matter who dictates the style of play, the intensity will surely be off the charts.
“I love playing against those guys,” said Grizzly junior guard/forward Sayeed Pridgett. “The game is always packed. There is always a lot of excitement, a lot of emotion in the game. So playing against those guys will be a really good challenge. For us we know they will come out and give us their all. So I’m very excited for the game.”
Dahlberg Arena will be loud, and probably nearly full. The Grizzlies are encouraging their fans to wear white for a “White Out.” Tipoff is set for 7:00 Saturday night.