Gameday: Montana

The Rainbow Warrior basketball team goes for its third straight victory tonight against the Montana Grizzlies.

It will be decidedly tougher than their last two wins, blowouts of Division II Hawaii Hilo and one of the worst D-I teams in the country in New Orleans. UM (1-3) lost some key personnel from last year but has a champion’s pedigree; it represented the Big Sky Conference in the NCAA Tournament three of the last four years.

Watch out for Grizzlies senior guard Kareem Jamar, who went for a triple-double in the teams’ last meeting two years ago, which kicked off a nightmare road trip which helped derail the ‘Bows season to a 16-16 finish. Jamar is still around and leads the team in points, rebounds, assists, 3-pointers made, free-throws made, etc.

Something to keep an eye on tonight will be the health of starting forward Isaac Fotu (finger) and backup point guard Quincy Smith (back). Both played against the UNO Privateers on Wednesday but were held out as a precaution from the team walkthrough on Thanksgiving Day.

The ‘Bows follow the Rainbow Wahine basketball team against Colorado State. They’re currently in a dogfight of a low-scoring game, with 13 minutes to play as of this writing.


  1. K-Bay November 30, 2013 12:31 pm

    Good Win
    Good Adaptation to “Slow Game”
    [Won Turnovers 11 to 12; Assists 12 to 6; Points 72-61]
    Great Defense (On-Ball and @ Three-Line)
    Great Fortitude – Fotu (Broken Hand), Quincy Smith (MRI, Bad Back), playing injured …

    Good Chance to Win On-Road, At-Elevation…
    @ N. Arizona

    IF The Push required to overcome & play w/broken hand carries over when he returns to health, FOTU …

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