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Griz Men Confident Despite being Seeded Fourth

This week the Montana Griz will begin their Big Sky Conference title defense. But the men will face challenges that they didn't have last year. They won't have the 1-seed and they will be without home court advantage.

 

The 4th-seeded Montana men will face 5th-seeded Portland State in the opening round this Thursday at 7 p.m. The two teams split their two meetings in the regular season, both winning at home and needing overtime to settle things. Portland State needed three overtimes to beat Montana 82-79 back in January.

 

Despite Montana being seeded fourth, head coach Wayne Tinkle says his team is confident that they repeat

"We've been to the Championship Game 4 years in a row from different positions, so we're very familiar with it and your energy level goes up and your batteries get a little recharged," says Tinkle. "The urgency forces you to play with a little bit more energy and focus, we need that. But, we also need to identify the things that have cost us games and make sure that doesn't happen because it's one and done."

 

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