Last year, Montana started 4-1 in Big Sky play before winning their last 11 regular season conference games (to finish 15-1), and then won two games in the Big Sky tournament. This year, they have started conference play at 10-0, pushing their Big Sky winning streak to 23 games overall, 21 straight in regular season play.
The record is 24 straight regular season conference wins, set by Weber State back in the 60s. Here is the upcoming schedule:
@ Portland State
@ Eastern Washington
It is four games they will be favored to win. The toughest might be the first... on the road at Portland State. The Vikings have been very tough at home this year, going 3-1 so far in conference play, with the only loss being in OT to Weber State.
They survived a tough game against Weber State thanks to a big day from Will Cherry, his best of the year. He finished with 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. He is rounding into form for the Grizzlies, who again look like the team to beat in the Big Sky.
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