NCAA Tournament March Madness

#151 Montana

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Montana's resume paints the picture of a team balanced on the edge. Their pivotal moments this past season emerged in matches against marquee names—battling hard but falling to the likes of Houston, Nevada, and Oregon shows they can share the court with bigger programs, but those are still missed opportunities to solidify a spot in the field. The losses to North Dakota State and Portland State raise red flags, suggesting inconsistency, especially against teams outside the power conferences. They boast solid wins within their conference, navigating the Big Sky with poise, but the soft spots in their out-of-conference schedule paired with defeats in critical matchups indicate this squad's fate is likely tethered to an automatic bid by clinching their conference tournament.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/12UC Davis170W78-65
11/16N Dakota St279L78-69
12/2San Jose St257W75-58
12/17@San Jose St257W86-75
12/19@UC Davis170W73-61
12/28@Weber St163L93-63
12/30@Idaho St264W76-68
1/3@N Dakota St279W96-86
1/6South Dakota321W82-63
1/11N Colorado205L98-92
1/13Northern Arizona287W90-47
1/20@Montana St204W87-77
1/22Weber St163W77-62
1/25@Portland St249L72-46
1/27@CS Sacramento305W70-67
2/3E Washington143L78-65
2/8@Northern Arizona287W94-66
2/10@N Colorado205L87-71
2/17Montana St204W88-69
2/22CS Sacramento305W68-61
2/24Portland St249W82-73
2/29@E Washington143L89-79
3/4Idaho St264W79-65
3/11(N)Portland St249W87-81
3/12(N)Idaho St264W72-58
3/13(N)Montana St204L85-70