First off, I will never call it a glog
. I've done this live blog thing once before
so if it's a little off or not
updated enough, let me know and I'll work on making it better.
Most people know what's going down but here
are a couple previews
Griz's most dominating force, Andrew Strait has been sick all week and no one really knows if he can play and if he will, how much. The Cats have won six of seven and haven't lost in Boz Angeles in conference play. However, they've lost the past four matchups with the Griz, including a 73-65 game in Missoula.
Well I just ate a big bowl of chili and watched th end of Au Pair
so I know I'm pumped.
Lets do this, live blog is after the jump.
Well the broadcast really sounds great as the game is apparently being broadcast from the top of a mountain. Come on guys, don't blame this on the fans.
For anyone that saw the little intro they did, you had to love the Michael Jordan/Rip Hamilton/Kobe Bryant fist clench that Cam Rundles did after dropping a big dime in the Sac State game.
Oh no, no Drew. A bad cold? Come on big fella. Sharpie is starting.
The shot clock is broken, this break has to help the Griz by quieting the crowd. How come all of our students don't wear team shirts? It's kind of ridiculous. If MSU fans can all match, I think we should be able to sacrifice our Abercrombie & Fitch to throw on this $1 student shirts.
Cats up 2-0. Sharpie has taken but not made the first two Grizzly shots. He just picked up a foul. I really want to see some major minutes for Gus Chase.
3-2 Griz as Doc Dlouhy knocks down a long three. Anyone know why he's called Doc. Someone is calling us cheaters. How are we cheaters? Yeah, great intelligent fans from MSU.
They took the time off the screen but we've made three threes to start the game. Sharpie just picked up his second foul, look for Gus Chase to come in. If he plays like he did in the Sac State game, this may get out of hand.
Nope, Chavez comes in... and knocks down a three. Oh, you want to play zone? Yeah, screw that, we're just going to shoot over it. 12-2.
Carlos Taylor makes a big three. There's another one by Durham. It's 12-8. A shootout at the OK Corral. I kind of hate cliches like that.
Dlouhy knocks down a tough fade. We need him to start playing like a contributing senior.
Griz are up 14-11. Teams have knocked down a combined seven threes. "Both teams are living and dying by the three." Seven threes... I don't think anyone is dying by it.
There's someone with a really annoying raspy voice right behind the broadcasters. This is going to be fun. 14-13 after an 11-2 Cat run.
Taylor knocks down a couple shots, one being a trey and they're up 16-14. BE makes one and its 16-16. Chavez just grabbed someones arm and whiped them out. Cat fans are chanting DUI. Classy guys... not saying our fans would be any less intense though. Two missed cat freethrows.
16-18 TV Timeout
Not gonna lie, the Cats have some pretty great commercials. No, not as good as UM ones, but still pretty good. I have to say, I've watched a lot of college hoops and seen a lot of university ads and the Montana schools are some of the best I've seen.
Stads and Gus come in. Then Stu knocks down a three. He has really been playing great as of late...once he got some minutes. Yeah, can't play well if you're not getting minutes. I don't blame Tinks though, Stu was having some off-the-court troubles. I don't know what they were, but they were there. 19-18 Griz.
Taylor has 10 points already, in like 10 minutes. Raspy voice is getting really annoying. Noah is so much better. BE knocks down two FTs and its 21-20.
B-More. Gus Chase, Baltimore native, gets the offensive board, gets fouled and makes the shot. I love ths guy. He misses the FT but we get it back and Martin knocks down a three. Five point possession, holla. 26-22 Grizzle shizzle.
26-24 Griz and Dlouhy just mobbed some guy with glasses. He shoots 54% from the line so good deck there. Commercial. I asked this in the last live blog but honestly, is this guy who flooded his wife married? Where's her commercial? She can't be happy with this stunt.
Time out. Cats fans are chanting "Eat shit Grizzlies, go Cats go." Why on earth do they get courtside seats and we don't?? I mean we're so much more creative and classy.
Here's how it ended: Rundles made three then the guy with ugly hair and glasses made a 5 footer then Hasquet launched up a brick from somewhere around the third row. Durham, who hasn't cramped up and cried while trying to touch people in the courtside seats, missed a desperation three at the end of the shot clock. 29-26 Griz.
Could Mike Kramer and this color guy, I think it's Rob McPherson, be any different? Kramer is huge, tough and manly. This color guy is kind of at the other end of the spectrum, being rather flamboyant.
You know, you guys can comment if you want. Seriously, anyone that's reading, let me know what you think.
Sharpie knocks down a looong two after a drive and dish by Cam. Good to see the big guy show some range. 31-26. Hasquet just picked up his first foul.
Durham knocks down a three. Just cramp up already. 31-29 Griz. It's starting to heat up as someone tried to grab Rundles as he pranced over their body. That sounded weird.
Durham knocked down another one. 32-31 Cats. No, killa Cam knocks down a three. 34-32. Whenever the Griz need a big three, it seems like it always comes from Cam early in the shot clock. It's liek eh can make one whenever he wants. Then Sharpie throws down. Then Davis gets a bucket as Sharpie picks up his third foul. Woah, a lot of stuff. Knocks down the FT. 36-35.
Dissly gets a four point play. 39-36. Then Squet gets some work down low. 39-38. Raspy voice is so annoying.
Yeah, our UM ads are definitely better. However, this Ole's American Idol ad tops them all. How can they have the coldest beer in town? Is it a frozen block of beer?
Stu gets two buckets in a row then Durham knocks his third three down of the half. 42 all boys. lets do this.
Chavez misses getting a three point play to the chants of "He is drunk." Yes it is an unfortunate thing. Get a grip students. Griz just miss an alley oop then Chavez gets the offensive rebound and knocks down one of two free throws after being fouled. 45-42 Griz.
Dlouhy knocks down a three after Dissly threw down with a hint of authority. Then Chavy makes a great pass on the fast break so Stu can lay it in. 50-44 Griz.
Morris made something close and crowd gets into it. 50-46 Cats. Sharpie misses a three and Squet got the rebound and missed a close one.
Mayes knocks it loose, then gets it back from BE and timidly dunks. Come on, get up Stu! 52-46
Dissly strolls down the lane easily again. BE then drives and tries to get a tear-drop. Misses, Sharpie gets the rebound and gets fouled. Makes one. He's from Hollister, like the clothing store. That's cool. Then Durham knocks down a shot for his eleventh point in the half. 56-50 Griz. Then Martin walks. TV timeout as raspy yells "Yeeaahhh yeeaahhh." You know you just get the ball, not 11 points?
Cats knock down an open three out of the TO. Dlouhy drives then passes to Sharpie. He almost lets it go by but decides to grab it once its halfway over his shoulder. He puts it in. 58-53 Griz.
Sharpie picks up his fourth foul on a huge make up call. Morris makes one. Stickin with that 54% FT shooting. Then an offensive foul on Squet. Lets get some momentum going guys. Hah, the announcers sit in like the third row.
Hey raspy, yes, the refs are kidding you. Cats are complaining about the fouls as BE gets fouled as he drives. Ellis knocks down both and gri are up 60-54.
Durham steals hit and Ellis fouls him then supposedly was dangerously close to getting a technical. He damn near (and probably did) almost picked it clean after chasing Casey McCramps down.
Hasquet knocks down a long two. He could've moved his foot back a half inch and it would've been a three. Griz are up 62-55. It's looking pretty good as long as we don't decide to give the game a away. Cats take TO with 2:44 left. Then the Cats turn it over.
Ellis gets chased all over the court then passes to Sharpie, who dunks. 64-55 before Taylor Drives and somehow makes some odd looking shot as he's fouled. Misses the FT. Griz up 64-57 with 1:50 left. It's probably over. NAU beats ISU. We better not somehow lose this because apparently losing to MSU can throw off the rest of your season. Ask the Bengals.
Durham makes a frustration foul on Squet, who makes one. Griz up 65-57. Then the Cats go into hack-a-big mode. Sharp, who I want to remind you again is from Hollister, CA, makes one of two. Cats can't get a bucket again and foul
66-57, then Stu knocks down two FTs to make it 68-57. It's over Cats. Now I pray, for the sake of irony, that the awful fan with the raspy voice goes out and gets a DUI.
Just get up already. Come on. We could throw the rest of the free throws off the shot clock and the Cats couldn't make enough shots to score. Ellis knocks down two free throws to make it 70-59.
Jorgenson keeps telling us it's not over. Then Dissly shoots it over the backboard. That wasn't tipped buddy.
72-63 Griz. Big win for us as we end their undefeated conference streak and move a bit close to Weber, who somehow only has two games left. One against us and one against Sac State. Lets assume that's 1-1 because we can't lose that.
"Here I'll stand in the middle and you get on that side." I love when they turn the mic's on to early. Jorgenson's going to talk with Griz. Some more great sound. Tinks talks about Stu's consistency. It's definitely been good. Stu talks about getting his guys up. This team is in desperate need of a senior leader down the stretch.
Once again, this game was big as the Griz move within a game of Weber State and end MSU's chances of hosting the BSC tournament. Keep it rolling Griz and lets have the Zoo get to watch our guys play their way into the dance.