Even given a miserable start that has seen Montana State mired in the Big Sky Conference cellar, there has been no tweaking of their starting lineup.
But you know how it goes with the cross-state matchup and you can bet both of these first-year coaches are intent on starting their careers with victories over their arch rival.
Montana State visits Dahlberg Arena losers of eight consecutive games against the Grizzlies and they haven't won in Missoula since 2009 when they broke another four-game slide.
In other words no member of their current roster has ever been successful against Montana and that's just what Travis DeCuire would like to see continue.
You see back when he was the team's point guard Montana State was successful against Montana just once and that came in overtime as Blaine Taylor teams were dominant.
But while no current Grizzly has tasted cross-state defeat all that will matter little Saturday night when rosters mostly filled with out-of-staters face off.
The Cats have relied on the same starters in all four league games and basically the same quintet that have compiled a 3-13 mark have seen about the same amount of court tile as they compiled during the non-conference.
But the aforementioned Michael Dison, a senior guard from Houston has raised his game a level and with an 18.8-point average is among the league's scoring leaders.
Aside from Dison's 5 carom average parlayed with 6-9 senior Eric Norman's seven board average, MSU is rebounding by committee and the Cats have outboarded league opponents on the offensive glass to stand even through four games.
Big Sandy 250-lb senior Blake Brumwell starts but plays just an average of 20 minutes a game, while 6-8 junior Danny Robison from Billings West also gets a starting nod from first-year mentor Brian Fish and contributes almost 10 points and more than four rebounds in an average of about 26 minutes a game.
Dison scored 15 in a pair of Griz wins last year, a four-pointer in Bozeman and a three-pointer in Missoula while guard Jordan Gregory countered with a double-figure performance in both games.
With a pair of home games for both teams next week, this is an opportunity for Montana to keep pace with the league leaders and for Montana State to crawl into league tournament contention.