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Interesting region - Elle Tinkle could match up with the Lady Griz in the 2nd round. Then the two Tinkle sisters could face each other again in the sweet 16.
 
About the best that can be expected.

Georgia Traveling across country
Essentially a UM home game
Georgia lost to Kentucky by 22 last game
Georgia is not a high scoring team
 
Unwrittengriz said:
Interesting region - Elle Tinkle could match up with the Lady Griz in the 2nd round. Then the two Tinkle sisters could face each other again in the sweet 16.


Than is an interesting possibility; Gonzaga (12) hosting Iowa State (5) on their own home court in Spokane.
 
Next three teams after the LG (UNC, EWU, and ISU) all in the NIT!
http://bigskyconf.com/news/2013/3/18/WBB_0318130446.aspx
Four Teams In Postseason

Montana’s women’s basketball team learned its fate tonight for the NCAA Tournament. The Lady Griz earned a No. 13 seed and will play No. 4 seed Georgia on Saturday, March 25 in Spokane, Wash.

Three Big Sky Conference teams will compete in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Northern Colorado received the Big Sky automatic berth by finishing second in the conference. Eastern Washington and Idaho State both received at-large bids.

Montana will play Georgia on Saturday 30 minutes after the No. 5 seed Iowa State at No. 12 seed Gonzaga, which starts at 1 p.m. Pacific. Both games can be seen on ESPN2.

The winner of the two games will move on to play Monday at 6:30 p.m. Pacific.

The Lady Griz earned the Big Sky Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by defeating Northern Colorado 56-43 in the conference tournament championship game.

This is the second time in three years that Montana has gone to the NCAA Championship. It went to Spokane in 2011 and lost in the first round to UCLA.

In 2000, Montana faced Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and lost 74-46.

The last time a team moved out of the first round was in 1995 when Montana defeated San Diego State in San Diego, Calif., and then lost to Purdue in the second round.

Bracket for the WNIT will be announced later Monday night.

Starting on Wednesday, Idaho State will travel to play BYU. On Thursday, Wyoming will host Northern Colorado and on Friday, Eastern Washington will travel to Seattle, Wash., to see Washington. All times are TBA.
 
http://www.gogriz.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/031813aaa.html
Montana draws Georgia in NCAA tournament
Lady Griz and Bulldogs tip off at 4:30 p.m. (MT) Saturday in Spokane


March 18, 2013

The Montana women's basketball team received a No. 13 seed to the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship and will face No. 4 Georgia Saturday at Gonzaga's McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.

The Lady Griz (24-7), the Big Sky Conference's automatic entry to the tournament, and Bulldogs (25-6), an at-large selection out of the SEC, will tip off at approximately 4:40 p.m. (MT). The game will be shown on a regional basis on ESPN2.

The opening game at the site will feature No. 5 Iowa State (23-8) against No. 12 Gonzaga (27-5). The Cyclones and Zags will tip off at 2:15 p.m. (MT). Montana and Georgia will follow 30 minutes after the first game's conclusion.

Saturday's winners will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. (MT).

Montana is making its 20th appearance at the NCAA tournament in the event's 32-year history, an impressive resume overshadowed by Georgia's. The Bulldogs, the 1985 and '96 national runners-up and five-time Final Four participants, are playing in their 19th straight NCAA tournament and 30th overall, a number surpassed only by Tennessee's perfect 32.

Georgia ranks fifth all-time with 52 tournament wins. Montana is 6-19 in tournament games and has bowed out in the first round in its last nine appearances. One of those first-round losses came in 2000, when the Lady Griz, a No. 16 seed, lost at No. 1 Georgia 74-46 in the teams' only other meeting.

The coaches in that game -- Montana's Robin Selvig and Georgia's Andy Landers -- are still coaching at their schools and are two of the winningest NCAA Division I women's basketball coaches of all-time.

Selvig has 798 wins in 35 seasons at Montana. Landers, who coached four years at Roane State before taking the Georgia job prior to the 1979-80 season, has 820 career wins. Landers ranks fifth on the active wins list, Selvig sixth.

"I've known Andy for a long time, before we ever played them in Georgia," Selvig said. "Obviously they are one of the premier programs in the country.

"I have not followed them that closely this year, but I'm sure they are the same type of team they have always been. Very talented, very quick, very well-coached."

Montana last made the NCAA tournament in 2011 and also played that first-round game in Spokane, where the No. 14 Lady Griz fell to No. 3 UCLA 55-47. Montana will have the convenience of a three-hour bus trip to Spokane, while Georgia will be facing a 2,400-mile plane trip.

"It's a great thing for us to be that close, because we'll have great fan support," Selvig said. "It can be a real struggle for family and friends to get to these things when they are really far away."

Senior Ali Hurley, who played seven minutes off the bench against the Bruins two years ago, added, "We're excited to be going back to Spokane. It's not that far away, so all of our fans and families will be able to go. It will be awesome, almost like a home-court edge."
 
DoubleNicks said:
Next three teams after the LG (UNC, EWU, and ISU) all in the NIT!
http://bigskyconf.com/news/2013/3/18/WBB_0318130446.aspx
Four Teams In Postseason

Montana’s women’s basketball team learned its fate tonight for the NCAA Tournament. The Lady Griz earned a No. 13 seed and will play No. 4 seed Georgia on Saturday, March 25 in Spokane, Wash.

Montana will play Georgia on Saturday 30 minutes after the No. 5 seed Iowa State at No. 12 seed Gonzaga, which starts at 1 p.m. Pacific. Both games can be seen on ESPN2.

The winner of the two games will move on to play Monday at 6:30 p.m. Pacific.

DoubleNicks, thanks for posting this. I was curious if the Lady Griz would be televised. Glad to see it will be on ESPN 2.
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Congrats ladies for not that bad of a seed, and the location... I wish it was back in the day when it was in Missoula
 

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