BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After going scoreless in the first half of the Big Sky Tournament championship game, Montana's Ahmaad Rorie didn't have much to say in the locker room at halftime.
Montana guard Ahmad Rorie declares for NBA draft
MSSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana junior guard Ahmad Rorie has announced his intention to declare for the NBA draft.
Rorie isn't hiring an agent, meaning he could withdraw from the process by May 30 and still return to the Grizzlies for his senior season.
Rorie said Thursday he has aspirations to play at the next level and this gives him a chance to work out with NBA teams and learn how he stacks up.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana has reached an agreement on a new three-year contract with men's basketball coach Travis DeCuire.
RENO, Nevada (AP) — Three straight nights, three consecutive comebacks and the Montana Grizzlies are Big Sky Conference champions and heading to the NCAA Tournament.
Michael Oguine scored 21 points and top-seeded Montana rallied to an 82-65 victory over Eastern Washington in the Big Sky title game on Saturday night.
After guiding Montana to its second regular-season title in the last four seasons, Grizzlies head coach Travis DeCuire has been named the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year by the league’s head coaches.
Montana Grizzlies turn up practice intensity, competition to prepare for home stretch
MISSOULA — On Friday, the Montana Grizzlies went through what head coach Travis DeCuire said was probably the toughest practice the team had the day before a game.
Lacking offense, Ahmaad Rorie finds another way to assist Montana Grizzlies in win over North Dakota
Ahmaad Rorie struggled shooting the ball Saturday.
Akoh leads Montana to 11th straight, 72-67 over North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds on Saturday to lead Montana to its 11th-straight victory, and school-record seventh-straight on the road, 72-67 over North Dakota.
Oguine hits 7 3-pointers, Montana rolls past NAU 82-64
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Michael Oguine made a career-best seven 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to help Montana beat Northern Arizona 82-64 on Saturday night to remain undefeated atop the Big Sky Conference.
Montana (16-5, 9-0) has won nine straight and 11 of its last 12 games, and has matched last season's win total with nine regular season games remaining. The nine-game win streak is the longest in coach Travis DeCuire's four seasons with the Grizzlies.
Battle-tested Montana Grizzlies open conference play at struggling Northern Arizona
MISSOULA — The Montana Grizzlies could’ve inflated their record.
Forward Jamar Akoh adds boost to Montana Grizzlies while working through foul trouble
MISSOULA — Jamar Akoh is averaging 16.3 points and 10.2 rebounds — per 40 minutes of action.
The issue for Grizzlies' first-year transfer is he’s playing just 22.4 minutes per game because of first-half foul trouble. So, his stat line reads 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in nine starts.
Montana men’s basketball team ‘grew up’ in Pitt win, turns focus toward Penn State
MISSOULA — Before Monday’s game against Pitt, Montana men’s basketball head coach Travis DeCuire wrote “Compete with physical/mental toughness” on a whiteboard in the Grizzlies’ locker room.
Oguine scores career-high 29, Montana stuns Pitt 83-78
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The sense of deja vu for Montana coach Travis DeCuire was unmistakable. On the road. Against a Power Five conference school. His team leading late.
The Grizzlies have been here before. Many times actually. And when guard Michael Oguine's potential game-winning jumper at the end of regulation rolled out and Pittsburgh chased down the rebound to force overtime, DeCuire wondered if another shot at a signature victory was slipping away.
Griz basketball represented in Montana-Wyoming series with Rock Springs’ Kelby Kramer
Kelby Kramer and Brendan Howard were giving fans an early look at what a Big Sky Conference basketball match up could entail this past weekend.
Administrators and coaches from the University of Montana athletic department will make a stop in Billings on Thursday as part of the Grizzlies’ annual spring tour across the state.
Montana men's basketball coach Travis DeCuire has added depth to the Grizzly backcourt, signing the 6-1 point guard Lars Espe from Gimle BBK club in Bergen, Norway, to a national letter of intent.
Travis DeCuire isn't going anywhere.
Montana's head men's basketball coach, who was connected to the vacant coaching position at Cal this week, has removed his name from consideration for the job and will return to the Griz for a fourth season.
Montana men's head basketball coach Travis DeCuire will interview for the same position at California, according to media reports Monday.
RENO, Nev. — Walter Wright had a hard time holding back tears in a post-game press conference Thursday.
It happens sometimes when you pour your heart into a cause only to come up painfully short.
MISSOULA — The men’s basketball teams from Montana and Montana State are on opposite tracks.
MISSOULA — Jack Lopez opened the door and the rest of the Griz came crashing through.
Lopez drained four early 3-pointers that set the tone in Montana’s 89-68 Big Sky Conference win over Northern Colorado on Thursday night at Dahlberg Arena.
MISSOULA— Montana Grizzly men's basketball redshirt sophomore Gavin DeJong has officially left the program, citing personal reasons announced head coach Travis DeCuire.
Big Sky men’s basketball preview: Usual suspects favored in deep Big Sky
As a group, coaches rarely seem satisfied.
Such is the case among some of the favorites as the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball season is about to tip off.
“We’re getting better. We’re not as talented as we have been,” said Randy Rahe, coach of preseason favorite Weber State.
MISSOULA — There's light at the end of the nonconference tunnel for the Montana men's basketball team.
MISSOULA — Travis DeCuire is treating Tuesday's game at No. 22 Oregon like any other on the Montana men's basketball team's schedule.
For Ahmaad Rorie, it might be a case of be careful what you wish for.
Grizzlies’ Brandon Gfeller earns nomination for national service award
MISSOULA – Montana men’s basketball player Brandon Gfeller has been nominated for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team.
Gfeller is one of only four student-athletes in the Big Sky Conference and one of 111 NCAA D-I student-athletes to earn a nomination to the Good Works Team.
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Abdul-Malik Abu proved to be a little more than the Montana Grizzlies could handle.
DeCuire aims for versatile Montana squad this season
MISSOULA — The use of interchangeable parts isn’t a recent invention.
Montana men’s basketball coach Travis DeCuire just plans to refine the concept for the basketball court this season.
MISSOULA — The Montana men’s basketball team has added Washington transfer Donaven Dorsey, the Missoulian reported Friday.
Regents asked to approve new turf at UM
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana is asking the state Board of Regents to approve spending up to $500,000 on new artificial turf for Washington Grizzly Stadium and to approve a three-year contract for the men's basketball coach.
The regents are holding a telephone conference meeting on July 19.
UM wants to pay FieldTurf to replace the turf at the football stadium this summer. School officials say the turf installed in 2008 is wearing out and is...