Montana State has released their basketball schedule, which features nine non-conference games. Truth be told, the schedule is not too bad (save for a couple of home games against Northwest Indian College and Montana Tech... and no, I have no idea what level of college basketball they play).
They have non-conference road games at Seattle, Air Force, and Oregon State. Those are quality games against opponents where they should be able to be competitive. They have home non-conference games against Portland, Pepperdine, San Jose State, and their Bracket Buster.
Conference play will begin on December 17th, when they travel to take on Northern Arizona. The early start to conference play is due to playing 20 conference games rather than 16.
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