Already at the league's halfway pole the week kicks off with the cross-state matchup with the Bobcats.
Wayne Tinkle takes his Grizzlies into Bozeman for a rare Monday night game against Montana State.
It sure is a different schedule as the Bobcats won by two in Cedar City Saturday night to return for a Monday home game while the Grizzlies play three games in six days this week but at least the last two are in Missoula.
Being victorious in Bozeman where Tinkle teams are 5-2 in his tenure would pay huge dividends by evening the league mark at five, moving into a tie with the Cats and out of a four-way tie for seventh in the league standings.
Montana State dodged a bullet Saturday night with a two-point win in a game where Paul Egwuonwu, the team's second leading scorer, was dressed yet remained unexplainably on the bench throughout.
MSU is an average shooting team - about 45 percent - but with some 10 players with playing experience. They played nine against Southern Utah.
Tinks sees controlling the glass - an area where the Griz have been challenged this season - as a key to being able to get out on transition, something that has been a Griz staple at times.
And like Montana the Bobcats have not been an effective rebounding team and have been even a little stable in that area in conference games.
Montana is winners of two of the last three on the road while the Cats were mired in a three-game losing streak before the win Saturday in Cedar City.
Controlling Flavien Davis, who is averaging 13 in conference play, is yet another key, according to Tinks. He netted 16 against Southern Utah as the Cats rebounded from a four-point halftime deficit.
Like the Grizzlies the Bobcats have a favorable remaining schedule with six of their last 10 at Brick Breeden Field House.
In beating the team with an 18-game losing streak, the Bobcats were but 19 of 53 from the field and just 3 of 11 from outside the arc where their defense allows more than seven makes a game.
You can bet Worthington Arena will be rockin' but Grizzly veterans have been plenty successful in that raucous environment.
Go Griz but man it is a great day to be a Seahawk.