On Saturday, Montana heads to Reese Court to take on Eastern Washington. Tip-off is at 9:05 EST. The Grizzlies defeated the Eagles 81-66 on January 3rd and are 8-2 against them over the past four years.
Montana is currently in 1st place in the conference and Eastern Washington is in 8th.
In their last match-up, Will Cherry finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds in the Grizzlies 81-68 victory over Portland State on January 31st. With 4.6 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Eagles, Venky Jois finished with 8 points and 14 rebounds in the 72-68 win over Montana State on January 31st. With 9.7 rebounds per game and 2.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
StatSmack! Montana is better than Eastern Washington
We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Montana has come back to win after being down at half against Eastern Washington 11 times since 1997.
You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Montana currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (960 to 928) than Eastern Washington, per the NCAA.
We make our fans proud. Montana has a better record at home than Eastern Washington this season (9-1 vs 4-4).
Montana is better under pressure, and has defeated Eastern Washington in 6 out of the last 11 games decided by 5 points or fewer.