Wisconsin snaps Montana's 14-game winning streak
No. 13-seed Montana (25-6) vs. No. 4 seed/nationally ranked Wisconsin (24-9)
His teams have won 20 or more games three seasons in a row
Montana going to the Big Dance for the second time in the past two seasons
Postgame reaction from coach Wayne Tinkle after the Griz take down the Long Beach State 73-71.
Montana vs. Wisconsin (3/15/12)
Montana vs. Wisconsin (AP photos) (3/15/12)
Montana vs. Weber State (3/7/12)
Montana vs. Weber State (3/6/12)
Montana vs. Idaho State (2/6/12)
Selvig at a glance: Derek will be counted on more inside this season now that center Brian Qvale has graduated, although he is still an outside shooting threat as a big man. He has played in 86 career games.
2010-11: He started in all 32 games for the Griz and was the team's second leading rebounder (5.2 rpg) and third leading scorer (10.1 ppg). He was an honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference selection. He scored in double figures in 13 games. He had a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 79-58 win at Montana State.
2009-10: He had an outstanding sophomore season, playing in all 22 games and starting in two (at Loyola Marymount and at Colorado State)...UM's second leading rebounder (5.1 rpg) and number five scorer (6.0 ppg)...ranked 14th in the Big Sky in rebounds... named to the Big Sky's all-tournament team, scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the semis and title game...had six double-figure scoring games and also had two double-doubles.
2008-09 (Freshman): He was a solid contributor but missed the last seven games of the season because of an injury...played in the first 22 games, averaging 10.9 minutes per contest.
2007-08: He was a redshirt at Montana.
High School: He lettered four times in basketball and three times in football at Dawson County High School... averaged 21.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, and 4.0 assists as a senior...all-state in hoops as a junior and senior, and a four-time all-conference pick...basketball league MVP as a senior...team captain in basketball and football...hoop teams won divisional championships his junior and senior seasons, both teams compiling 22-2 records...his high school coach was his dad, Doug Selvig, a former basketball standout for the Grizzlies.
Personal: His major is Health and Human Performance. Birth date: April 11, 1989. His dad, Doug, is eighth in UM history with 361 career assists and scored 1,000 career points (1980-84)...his mom Anita (Novak) is ranked among Lady Griz (1981-85) all-time leaders with 1,158 career points and 791 rebounds... his uncle, Robin Selvig is in his 32nd season as the Lady Griz head coach...his aunt Sandy (Selvig) Sullivan played for the Lady Griz from 1978-81. His dad also wore the number 24 when he played for the Grizzlies. His sister, Carly, is a redshirt freshman on the Lady Griz team.
A PERSONAL LOOK AT DEREK:
Favorite Food: Pasta.
Favorite class: First Responder.
Favorite book: Hatchet.
Favorite TV show: Eastbound and Down.
Favorite musical group: System of a Down.
Favorite movie: Saving Private Ryan.
If a movie were made of my life, I would like the following actor to play me: John Malkovich.
The person in history I would most like to meet is: Ferdinand Magellan.
Favorite sport other than basketball: Baseball.
Favorite sports figure: Dirk Nowitzki.
Favorite NBA team: Dallas Mavericks.
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting video games.
Many people don't know this, but I: an a proud Democrat.
My greatest moment in sports was: Winning the Big Sky championship.
If I were not playing college hoops, I would be: living in a trailer park.
The best player I ever faced was: Brian Qvale.
The thing I like best about Montana basketball is: The chemistry.
The thing that impresses me about Coach Tinkle: His passion for The University of Montana.
My advice to youngsters is: Work hard at everything you do.
My future goals are: Play basketball professionally.
Selvig's Career Highs
Points: 23 vs. Weber State, 12/31/10
Rebounds: 11 at Nevada, 11/13/10
Field goals: 9 at Montana State, 1/29/11
Field goal attempts: 16 vs. Northern Arizona, 12/29/10
3-point field goals: 4 at USF, 12/12/10
3-point field goal attempts: 10 at USF, 12/12/10
Free throws: 8 vs. Cal Fullerton, 11/30/10
Free throw attempts: 10 vs. Cal Fullerton, 11/30/10
Assists: 7 vs. Cal Fullerton, 11/30/10
Turnovers: 6 at Nevada, 11/13/10
Blocks: 2 in Six Games
Steals: 4 in Four Games
Minutes played: 40 at USF, 12/12/10
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