WHO: South Dakota State to Montana State
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bozeman, Mont. – Worthington Arena (6,772
RECORDS: Montana State 4-3, then. Dakota State 4-3
SERIES: South Dakota State leads all-time series 4-0
LAST MTG: November 18, 2021 – @So. Dakota St. 78, MSU 49
RADIO: MSU’s game against South Dakota State airs live on My 103.5 FM starting 15 minutes before tipping with Daniel Salle.
VIDEO: MSU’s game against South Dakota State will be streamed live on the ESPN+ app (subscription required to watch).
NEXT : Montana State returns this week to the hot confines of Worthington Arena where it will face South Dakota State on Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. Texas. Following their fight against the Jackrabbits on Wednesday night, the Bobcats will travel to Wyoming where they will meet the Cowgirls on Friday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Laramie.
BOBCAT BITES: Montana State’s Wednesday night contest against South Dakota State was named as its brain cancer awareness game. All tickets are $5 if you’re wearing grey…one of the highlights early in the season was Montana State’s ability to get to the free throw line. The Bobcats are No. 1 in the Big Sky Conference and No. 11 in the nation with an average of 17.86 free throws per game. MSU is No. 2 in the league and No. 53 in the nation with a 75.3% clip from the strip. Individually, Darian White is No. 1 in the Big Sky and No. 19 in the nation with 47 FT attempts. She’s No. 1 in the league and No. 35 in the nation with 31 free throws … The Bobcats will have to overcome their long-range shooting issues this week against South Dakota State and Wyoming. MSU went 13-65 (20%) in San Jose State, Abilene Christian and North Texas…for the second straight time, South Dakota State enters Worthington Arena and receives votes in the Women’s AP Top 25 poll. The Jackrabbits lost at Washington State on Monday (61-41) but beat No. 10 Louisville (65-55) at Paradise Island, Bahamas on Nov. 21.
THE SCOUTING REPORT: South Dakota State is 4-3 overall after losing a 61-41 decision to Washington State on Monday night. Prior to his trip to Pullman, the Jackrabbits played three games at Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis where they dropped their opener against UCLA (72-65), before beating Rutgers (75-56) and N0. 10 Louisville (65-55). Last season, SDSU went 29-9 overall and 17-1 in Summit League play. The Jackrabbits won the WNIT with victories over Ohio, Minnesota, Drake, Alabama, UCLA and Seton Hall. This season, SDSU is once again led by Myah Selland, a 6-1 senior Redshirt forward from Letcher, SD Selland, who is averaging 15.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, is a WBCA All- America 2021 and the reigning Summit League player. of the year. Aaron Johnston is in his 23rd season in charge of the Jackrabbits, guiding SDSU to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances.
NOTHING BETTER THAN BEING AT HOME: For the past 10 seasons, the Bobcats have thrived in the warm confines of Worthington Arena. Since the 2012-13 season, Montana State has posted an impressive 106-31 (77.4%) overall and 72-22 (76.6%) in Big Sky Conference play on its home turf. During that span – from the start of the 2015-16 Big Sky season to the start of the 2017-18 league – MSU rode a 19-game winning streak at home in Big Sky action. Overall, in his 17 seasons at Montana State, Binford 153-71 (68.3%) and 102-47 (68.5%) at Big Sky plays at Worthington Arena.
* Montana State received 5 points in this week’s CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll. The Cats rank 52nd in the poll, just behind No. 51 Morgan State. Gonzaga is ranked No. 1 with 770 points, followed by South Dakota State’s No. 2 with 736 points. Big Sky members Eastern Washington and Sacramento State also appear in this week’s “Others Receiving Votes” with 12 and 9 points, respectively.
* In the past seven seasons, the Bobcats have won three Big Sky regular season titles 2016, 2017, 2020; two Big Sky Conference tournament titles 2017, 2022; made two NCAA appearances 2017, 2022; and an appearance at WNIT 2016.
* In the past three seasons, no team in the Big Sky Conference has had more league wins than the Bobcats. Montana State has racked up 46 Big Sky Game wins since the 2019-20 season. The Bobcats are trailed by Idaho State (45) and Idaho (40).