BOZEMAN — The Montana State Bobcats open their men’s basketball season on Tuesday against Utah State in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
The Bobcats gave the public a small look at the team in an exhibition game against Montana Western last Tuesday, but head coach Brian Fish is excited for the opportunity to begin the season on a high note.
“For us weirdo coaches, this is like Christmas Eve,” Fish said about the start of basketball season. “We’re getting a chance to get going here. I have truly enjoyed every day getting to be around this team. I feel very fortunate to be around a team like this, and I’m excited for them. ”
The Bobcats posted a 13-19 record in the 2017-18 season but return crucial veterans like Tyler Hall, who suffered an ankle injury in the exhibition win over Western, and Harald Frey.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to see what Tuesday night presents to them and to see what they do. It will be a while before I see what this team is truly like,” Fish said. “I try to keep the guys in the moment, but, boy, you look at November — wooo, it’s going to be a long month.”
The Bobcats have eight games in November.