NCAA Tournament March Madness

#204 Montana St

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Projected seed: 16 (automatic qualifier, play-in game) (automatic qualifier)

Montana State's season has been a rollercoaster, highlighted by their inconsistency against both top and lower-tier opponents. A notable victory came against California, proving they can compete with better-ranked teams, yet losses to squads like Southern Utah and Portland State, paired with struggles on the defensive end, have certainly tarnished their resume. However, their performance in the conference tournament, evidenced by their victory over Montana, signals that they have the ability to peak when it matters most. It's clear that their pathway to the Big Dance relies on capturing the Big Sky tournament crown – anything less would leave them outside looking in, given the stumbles throughout their season.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/20WI Green Bay223L54-53
11/22UC Riverside210W69-68
11/26Long Beach St157L75-69
12/19Southern Utah254W89-88
12/22@CS Northridge221L82-70
12/28@Idaho St264W74-66
12/30@Weber St163L86-64
1/3Oral Roberts291L82-76
1/6@S Dakota St146L89-61
1/11Northern Arizona287W79-50
1/13N Colorado205W90-81
1/22Idaho St264W77-70
1/25@CS Sacramento305W70-62
1/27@Portland St249L94-91
2/1E Washington143W70-60
2/8@N Colorado205L73-70
2/10@Northern Arizona287L76-71
2/22Portland St249W72-67
2/24CS Sacramento305L66-63
3/2@E Washington143L108-104
3/4Weber St163W76-64
3/11(N)Weber St163W91-82
3/12(N)CS Sacramento305W74-71