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Griz Basketball Back on the Court

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As the Griz began their new basketball season this week, it was a chance to look back at last season.  Last year was bitter-sweet for the University of Montana basketball team.  Their two seniors battled injuries that kept them out for extended periods of time…but they went on to win the Big Sky championship for the second year in a row, giving them a spot in the NCAA tournament, things turned a little sour in their final game of the season, as they lost by nearly 50 points to Syracuse, giving head coach Wayne Tinkle plenty to think about

"It was a long off-season.  My assistants have been great reminding me, and the players of all the good things that happened.  I'm really thrilled about this season.  I mean we lost two unbelievable players in Will and Mathias, guys that have been to three NCAA tournaments.  So we've got six new guys, some great returners back with a lot of experience, and for me this is what it's all about.  We start to mold the clay right now, and hopefully by march we'll be at our best, and today is kind of day one, even though the guys have put in a lot of work last spring and over the summer, and so far this fall." says Griz head coach Wayne Tinkle.

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