Bobcats against Big Sky Leader Thursday
Tonight is a big test for the young MSU Bobcats under Coach Brad Huse.
Montana State isn't even halfway to the halfway mark of the Big Sky men's basketball season, but the Bobcats face a key conference clash when league-leading Northern Colorado invades Worthington Arena.
MSU Game Notes vs. Northern Colorado
MSU's eighth-year head coach Brad Huse understands the challenge ahead. "(Northern Colorado) is well-rounded," he said of the only team in the league off to a 4-0 start. "(UNC has players) that individually have performed well in the past and are good players obviously this year, but as a team they've got a lot of balance, a lot of different ways to get you. I think that's what makes them hard to defend."
Northern Colorado's lofty stature in the league is reinforced statistically. The Bears lead the Big Sky in scoring offense (75.6), scoring defense (64.4), field goal percentage (49.2%), opponent rebounds (30.8), rebound margin (+5.2), and offensive rebound percentage (.355). All of this reflects games against one of the Big Sky's most difficult non-conference schedules, including a win over Kansas State.
KGHL airs the game tonight at 6:30 with Tyler Wiltgen calling the action.