MISSOULA -- The Montana Lady Griz are currently sitting in the fifth spot in the Big Sky Conference women's basketball standings. They need to stay there or move up in the rankings to secure a first-round bye at the conference tournament.
Not only are the Lady Griz on the bubble of the bye week, but they could be near the top of the rankings with a couple different bounces this season.
While the Lady Griz have suffered some close losses they could have turned to wins, they’ve bounced back well after those losses and performed well on the road, something head coach Shannon Schweyen says comes with senior leadership.
“The experience of this group, they are more experienced, they have played on the road more," said Schweyen. "We've gotten more road wins in general, so I think that they are ready to respond after a bad loss. They want that taste out of their mouth, they want to get back out there and play well. So, they will be motivated come Saturday, and it's always a big one and you don't necessarily have to put much emphasis on it.”
Montana (14-10 overall, 9-6 in conference) travels to Bozeman on Saturday to take on the rival Montana State Bobcats (18-6, 14-1). Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.