Forward Art Steward
Jan. 18, 2012
THE GAMES: The University of Montana Grizzlies (11-6/4-1) are back home after two weeks on the road, hosting the Northern Colorado Bears (6-10/3-2) on Thursday, Jan. 19, and the Sacramento State Hornets (5-11/0-5) on Saturday, Jan. 14. Both games in Montana's Dahlberg Arena start at 7:05 p.m.
RADIO: UM's flagship station is KGVO Radio (1290 AM). Mick Holien, "The Voice of the Grizzlies, " calls the play-by-play for his 19th season in a row, while Greg Sundberg provides color commentary.
Live stats & Streaming: www.gogriz.com.
TV: There is no TV scheduled for either game.
NEXT?: Montana is on the road next week at Eastern Washington on Thursday, Jan. 26, and at Portland State on Sunday, Jan. 29, in Altitude TV's "Big Sky Game of the Week."
A LOOK AT THE GRIZZLIES' LAST TWO (BIG SKY) (1-1): At Weber State 80, Montana 64: The Wildcats won their eighth game in a row as junior guard Damian Lillard scored a game-high 21 points. The loss snapped the Grizzlies' five-game winning streak.
Montana battled back and cut WSU's lead to eight points (65-57) with 8:24 left, but junior guard Scott Bamforth nailed a three-pointer on his team's next possession to give them an 11-point lead (68-57), and WSU led by double figures the rest of the way.
Montana 78, at Northern Arizona 53: The Griz continued their hot shooting and stellar defense on their way to a sixth straight win. With the game tied 4-4 Jamar scored, giving UM the lead (6-4) for good. The Griz 39-23 at halftime.
COACH TINKLE FOURTH IN CAREER WINS AT MONTANA: Griz sixth-year coach Wayne Tinkle now has 102 wins, ranking him fourth in school history. He is the fourth coach in Montana history to reach the 100-win plateau.
MONTANA GRIZZLIES (11-6/4-1)- PPG- RPG- MISC.
F-1-Art Steward, 6-4, 210, Sr., 1V- 8.4- 4.1- 51.0 FG%
F-24-Derek Selvig, 7-0, 230, Sr., 3V- 7.6- 6.4- T-6th, Sky, rebs. pg
F-40-Mathias Ward, 6-7, 236, Jr., 2V- 9.6- 3.8- 57.5 FG% leads Sky
G-5-Will Cherry, 6-1, 177, Jr., 2V- 14.5- 4.1- 6th in Sky in ppg
G-32-Kareem Jamar, 6-5, 210, So., 1V- 13.3- 5.4- 9th in Sky ppg
6-22-Shawn Stockton, G, 6-0, 203, Sr., 3V- 3.5- 1.4- 85 career games
6-45-Eric Hutchison, C, 6-9, 230, So., 1V- 2.5- 2.2- Has 8 starts
Head Coach: Wayne Tinkle: 102-70, 6th season at Montana.
NC BEARS (6-10/3/2)- PPG- RPG- MISC.
F-41-Mike Proctor, 6-8, 225, Sr., 3V- 9.1- 5.4- 4th Sky at 55.2 FG%
C-34-Connor Osborne, 6-9, 250, So. 1V- 7.7- 5.3- 55.9 FG%
G-5-Tevin Svihovec, 6-2, 200, Fr., RS- 7.5- 2.1- 50.0 3PT%/80.0 FT%
G-11-Elliott Lloyd , 6-2, 165, Jr., 2V- 7.5- 2.5- Has 5 starts
G-15-Tate Unruh, 6-4, 170, So., 1V- 10.9- 3.3- 42.7 3PT%
6- 3-Paul Garnica, G, 6-0, 160, So., 1V- 11.2- 2.5- NC leading scorer
Head Coach: B.J. Hill 27-21, 2nd year at NC.
SERIES: Montana leads 12-5. Last year: at NC 63, UM 45; at UM 55, NC 42; at NC 65, UM 60 (Big Sky tourney championship game). UM has won eight of the last 11.
SAC STATE HORNETS (5-11/0-5)- PPG- RPG- MISC.
F-3-Joe Eberhard6-6, 210, Jr., JC- 10.6 6.6 4th in Sky in rebs.
F-32-John Dickson, 6-8, 195, Jr., 2V- 13.8 3.9 8th Sky in ppg
C-44-Josh McCarver, 6-9, 240, Sr., 1V- 5.3 4.1 Has 45 starts
G-5-Dylan Garrity, 6-2, 175, Fr., HS- 6.1 2.4 6.5 apg leads Sky
G-22-Heath Hoffman, 6-3, 200, Sr., 1V- 6.2 2.6 43.3 3PT%
6-41-Konner Veteto, C, 6-8, 265, Jr., TR- 9.8 4.7 3rd in ppg
Head Coach: Brian Katz: 23-80, 4th season at Sacramento State.
SERIES: Montana leads 30-5. Last year: UM 68, at Sac 52; at UM 64, Sac 44. The Griz have won nine of the last 10.
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