Montana Grizzly Basketball Fans Will Love This Home Schedule
The most home games in 7 years and three bonus games in Missoula that don't even include the home team. Wow, that is a schedule!
The Montana Grizzly basketball team has announced its entire home schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season, which includes the new addition of the Zootown Classic, with three teams coming to Missoula to compete in a round-robin tourney over Thanksgiving weekend.
The Griz will return on Tuesday, Nov. 9, a season after playing without fans inside Dahlberg Arena. And Griz Nation will be rewarded with an exciting home slate. Montana will play 17 home games, its largest number since 2014-15, and a figure that has been reached just twice in the past 30 years.
Getting teams to come to Missoula has been a challenge, so this schedule has really been in the works for a couple of years now. Head coach Travis DeCuire said he is really excited with how it came together, and that after a year apart, the Griz get so many games in front of the home fans.
The aforementioned Zootown Classic will be a round-robin-style tournament over the Thanksgiving holiday and will feature two games each of the three days. The Grizzlies will open the week against UC San Diego. On Thanksgiving Day, Montana will host UNC Wilmington from the Colonial Athletic Association. The tournament will conclude with a game against Southern Mississippi of Conference USA. Those three teams will face each other as well during the course of the tournament.
This is how the home schedule for both conference and non-conference games lays out:
Tuesday, Nov. 9 vs. Dickinson State
Saturday, Nov. 20 vs. Omaha
Wednesday, Nov. 24 vs. UC San Diego
Thursday, Nov. 25 vs. UNC Wilmington
Friday, Nov. 26 vs. Southern Mississippi
Wednesday, Dec. 8 vs. Air Force
Friday, Dec. 10 vs. Yellowstone Christian College
Thursday, Dec. 30 vs. Idaho State
Saturday, Jan. 1 vs. Weber State
Thursday, Jan. 13 vs. Southern Utah
Thursday, Jan. 27 vs. Idaho
Saturday, Jan. 29 vs. Eastern Washington
Thursday, Feb. 10 vs. Northern Arizona
Saturday, Feb. 12 vs. Portland State
Saturday, Feb. 26 vs. Montana State
Thursday, March 3 vs. Northern Colorado
Saturday, March 5 vs. Sacramento State
Should be lots of fun. While we are still over two months away, there is some ticket information for Grizzly basketball here.
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