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Griz get to know "The Pit"

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Thursday, March 15, the 13 seed Montana Grizzlies will get their dancing shoes on as they take on the Wisconsin Badgers, 4 seed, in the NCAA tournament.

The Griz had a shoot around and got a chance to checkout one of the most storied venues in college basketball, "The Pit," the Griz know that the Badgers live and die from behind the arc.

Wayne Tinkle, Grizzly Head Coach, said “One of the keys is defending the 3-point line. Wisconsin likes to shoot it, they’ve got some capable shooters, looking at their stats and games that they haven't had as much success they haven't shot it quite as well but that doesn't mean they're just a perimeter oriented team. They'll post 1 thru 5 much like ourselves.”

Mathias Ward, forward, stated, “They're great inside out, I think they have a size advantage on us so it's going to be important for us to limit they're touches and that's going to be a big key for us.”

“We guard each other in practice so we're use to the pick and pop and pick and roll type stuff. It’ll be an interesting matchup with them, just kind of excited for those matchups,” said Derek Selvig, post.

The Griz will take on Wisconsin at 12:10 p.m. Montana time, the game will be televised on TNT.


Story by Al Marks, Beartooth NBC.
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