For the second consecutive season, Montana’s Wayne Tinkle has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year by his peers.Tinkle is the best coach in the conference, and this honor is well deserved. Grizzlies fans would be thrilled if he sticks around to try and make it a third straight award, as he is sure to draw some interest.
Tinkle guided Montana to 19-1 conference record and the program’s second consecutive regular-season conference title. The Grizzlies won their second straight Big Sky Championship last week, downing Weber State 67-64 in the title game.
Montana will take a 25-6 record into the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday as the Grizzlies face Syracuse of the Big East Conference.
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