Montana Grizzlies basketball

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University of Montana
Grizzlies
2014–15 Montana Grizzlies basketball team
University of MontanaGrizzlies athletic logo
University University of Montana
First season 1901
All-time record 1,348-1,182
Conference Big Sky
Location Missoula, MT
Head coach Travis DeCuire (1st year)
Arena Dahlberg Arena
(Capacity: 7,500)
Nickname Grizzlies
Student section The Zoo
Colors

Maroon and Silver

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1975
NCAA Tournament appearances
1975, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013
Conference tournament champions
1991, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013
Conference regular season champions
1975, 1978, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2012, 2013

The Montana Grizzlies basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Sky Conference. Home games are played at Dahlberg Arena located inside the University of Montana's Adams Center.

Post season results[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Grizzlies have appeared in ten NCAA tournaments. Their combined record is 2–11.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1975 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Utah State
UCLA
UNLV
W 69–63
L 64–67
L 67–75
1991 #16 First Round #1 UNLV L 65–99
1992 #14 First Round #3 Florida State L 68–78
1997 #16 First Round #1 Kentucky L 54–92
2002 #15 First Round #2 Oregon L 62–81
2005 #16 First Round #1 Washington L 77–88
2006 #12 First Round
Second Round
#5 Nevada
#4 Boston College
W 87–79
L 56–69
2010 #14 First Round #3 New Mexico L 57–62
2012 #13 Second Round #4 Wisconsin L 49–73
2013 #13 Second Round #4 Syracuse L 34–81

NIT results[edit]

The Grizzlies have appeared in three National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1985 First Round UCLA L 47–78
1986 First Round TCU L 69–76
1995 First Round UTEP L 60–90

CBI results[edit]

The Grizzlies have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational. Their combined record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round Duquesne L 76–87

Season by season records[edit]

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Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
No Coach Listed () (1901–1904)
1901-1902 n/a 0-1
1902-1903 n/a 1-1
1903-1904 n/a 1-0
n/a: 2-2
No Team (1904–1905)
1904-1905 n/a x
Fred Schule (1905–1907)
1905-1906 Fred Schule 4-2
1906-1907 Fred Schule 2-2
Fred Schule: 6-4
Albion Findley (1907–1909)
1907-1908 Albion Findley 6-3
1908-1909 Albion Findley unavailable
No Team (1909–1911)
1909-1910 n/a x
1910-1911 n/a x
Albert N. Whitlock (1911–1912)
1911-1912 Albert N. Whitlock 1-6
W.W.H Mustaine (1912–1914)
1912-1913 W.W.H Mustaine 5-3
1913-1914 W.W.H Mustaine 3-8
W.W.H Mustaine: 8-11
Jerry Nissen (Northwest Conference) (1914–1918)
1914-1915 Jerry Nissen 4-6
1915-1916 Jerry Nissen 7-3
1916-1917 Jerry Nissen 4-11
1917-1918 Jerry Nissen 6-6
Jerry Nissen: 21-26
No Team (1918–1919)
1918-1919 n/a x
Bernie Bierman (1919–1922)
1919-1920 Bernie Bierman 6-9
1920-1921 Bernie Bierman 12-8
1921-1922 Bernie Bierman 14-7
Bernie Bierman: 32-24
J.W. Stewart (Pacific Coast Conference) (1922–1932)
1922-1923 J.W. Stewart 7-14
1923-1924 J.W. Stewart 7-8
1924-1925 J.W. Stewart 9-10
1925-1926 J.W. Stewart 5-10
1926-1927 J.W. Stewart 5-11
1927-1928 J.W. Stewart 6-8
1928-1929 J.W. Stewart 9-11
1929-1930 J.W. Stewart 13-9
1930-1931 J.W. Stewart 10-12
1931-1932 J.W. Stewart 6-14
J.W. Stewart: 77-107
A.J. Lewandowski (Pacific Coast Conference) (1932–1937)
1932-1933 A.J. Lewandowski 8-11
1933-1934 A.J. Lewandowski 16-9-1
1934-1935 A.J. Lewandowski 6-18
1935-1936 A.J. Lewandowski 13-11
1936-1937 A.J. Lewandowski 14-12
A.J. Lewandowski: 57-61-1
George Dahlberg (Pacific Coast Conference) (1937–1941)
1937-1938 George Dahlberg 9-18
1938-1939 George Dahlberg 17-13
1939-1940 George Dahlberg 17-8 AAU National Tournament 3rd Round
1940-1941 George Dahlberg 13-14
1941-1942 George Dahlberg 14-10
George Dahlberg: 70-63
Clyde Carpenter/Ed Chinske (Pacific Coast Conference) (1942–1943)
1942-1943 Clyde Carpenter/Ed Chinske 15-9
Edward Buzzetti (Pacific Coast Conference) (1943–1944)
1943-1944 Edward Buzzetti 1-11
George Dahlberg (Pacific Coast Conference/Skyline Conference) (1944–1955)
1944-1945 George Dahlberg 7-22
1945-1946 George Dahlberg 12-16
1946-1947 George Dahlberg 12-16
1947-1948 George Dahlberg 21-11
1948-1949 George Dahlberg 12-13
1949-1950 George Dahlberg 27-4
1950-1951 George Dahlberg 12-18
1951-1952 George Dahlberg 12-14
1952-1953 George Dahlberg 14-11
1953-1954 George Dahlberg 8-19
1954-1955 George Dahlberg 12-14
George Dahlberg: 165-170
George Dahlberg
(1937-42)(1944-55):
235-233
Forrest Cox (Skyline Conference) (1955–1962)
1955-1956 Forrest Cox 14-12
1956-1957 Forrest Cox 13-9
1957-1958 Forrest Cox 12-10
1958-1959 Forrest Cox 10-14
1959-1960 Forrest Cox 7-17
1960-1961 Forrest Cox 14-9
1961-1962 Forrest Cox 10-14
Forrest Cox: 80-73
Ron Nord (Big Sky) (1962–1968)
1962-1963 Ron Nord 6-18
1963-1964 Ron Nord 6-17 1-9 5th
1964-1965 Ron Nord 11-15 2-8 6th
1965-1966 Ron Nord 14-10 6-4 3rd
1966-1967 Ron Nord 6-18 1-9 6th
1967-1968 Ron Nord 8-17 5-10 6th
Ron Nord: 51-95 15-40
Bob Cope (Big Sky) (1968–1970)
1968-1969 Bob Cope 9-17 4-11 5th
1969-1970 Bob Cope 4-17
Bob Cope: 13-34
Lou Rocheleau (Big Sky) (1970–1971)
1970-1971 Lou Rocheleau 9-15 6-8 T5th
Jud Heathcote (Big Sky) (1971–1976)
1971-1972 Jud Heathcote 14-12 7-7 T5th
1972-1973 Jud Heathcote 13-13 7-7 4th
1973-1974 Jud Heathcote 19-8 11-3 T1st
1974-1975 Jud Heathcote 21-8 13-1 1st NCAA Sweet 16
1975-1976 Jud Heathcote 13-12 7-7 5th
Jud Heathcote: 80-53 45-36
Jim Brandenburg (Big Sky) (1976–1978)
1976-1977 Jim Brandenburg 6-20 6-8 T4th
1977-1978 Jim Brandenburg 20-9 12-2 1st Big Sky Tournament Championship Game
Jim Brandenburg: 26-29 18-10
Mike Montgomery (Big Sky) (1978–1986)
1978-1979 Mike Montgomery 14-13 7-7 4th Big Sky Tournament Semifinal
1979-1980 Mike Montgomery 17-11 8-6 3rd Big Sky Tournament Championship Game
1980-1981 Mike Montgomery 19-9 11-3 T2nd Big Sky Tournament Championship Game
1981-1982 Mike Montgomery 17-10 10-4 2nd Big Sky Tournament Semifinal
1982-1983 Mike Montgomery 22-7 9-5 3rd Big Sky Tournament Semifinal
1983-1984 Mike Montgomery 23-7 9-5 2nd Big Sky Tournament Championship Game
1984-1985 Mike Montgomery 22-8 10-4 2nd NIT 1st Round
1985-1986 Mike Montgomery 21-11 9-5 2nd NIT 1st Round
Mike Montgomery: 155-79 73-39
Stew Morrill (Big Sky) (1986–1990)
1986-1987 Stew Morrill 18-11 8-6 3rd Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
1987-1988 Stew Morrill 18-11 7-9 7th Big Sky Tournament Semifinal
1988-1989 Stew Morrill 20-11 11-5 3rd Big Sky Tournament Semifinal
1989-1990 Stew Morrill 19-10 10-6 3rd Big Sky Tournament Semifinal
1990-1991 Stew Morrill 22-9 13-3 1 NCAA 1st Round
Stew Morrill: 97-59 49-29
Blaine Taylor (Big Sky) (1991–1998)
1991-1992 Blaine Taylor 26-5 14-2 1st NCAA 1st Round
1992-1993 Blaine Taylor 17-11 8-6 4th Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
1993-1994 Blaine Taylor 19-9 7-7 6th Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
1994-1995 Blaine Taylor 21-9 11-3 T1st NIT 1st Round
1995-1996 Blaine Taylor 20-8 10-4 T2nd Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
1996-1997 Blaine Taylor 21-11 11-5 2nd NCAA 1st Round
1997-1998 Blaine Taylor 16-14 9-7 T5th Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
Blaine Taylor: 140-67 61-34
Don Holst (Big Sky) (1998–2002)
1998-1999 Don Holst 13-14
1999-2000 Don Holst 17-11 6-10 7th Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
2000-2001 Don Holst 11-16 6-10 T-7th
2001-2002 Don Holst 16-15 7-7 T4th NCAA 1st Round
Don Holst: 57-56 31-31
Pat Kennedy (Big Sky) (2002–2004)
2002-2003 Pat Kennedy 13-17 7-7 T3rd Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
2003-2004 Pat Kennedy 10-18 6-8 T6th Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
Pat Kennedy: 23-35 13-15
Larry Krystkowiak (Big Sky) (2004–2006)
2004-2005 Larry Krystkowiak 18-13 9-5 T2nd NCAA 1st Round
2005-2006 Larry Krystkowiak 24-7 10-4 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
Larry Kryskowiak: 42-20 19-9
Wayne Tinkle (Big Sky) (2006–2014)
2006-2007 Wayne Tinkle 17-15 10-6 3rd Big Sky Tournament Semifinal
2007-2008 Wayne Tinkle 14-16 8-8 T4th Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
2008-2009 Wayne Tinkle 17-12 11-5 T2nd Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinal
2009-2010 Wayne Tinkle 22-10 10-6 T3rd NCAA 1st Round
2010-2011 Wayne Tinkle 21-11 12-4 2nd CBI 1st Round
2011-2012 Wayne Tinkle 25-6 15-1 1st NCAA 2nd Round
2012-2013 Wayne Tinkle 25-7 19-1 1st NCAA 2nd Round
2013-2014 Wayne Tinkle 17-13 12-8 2nd
Wayne Tinkle: 158-90 97-39
Travis DeCuire (Big Sky) (2014–present)
2014-2015 Travis DeCuire
Travis DeCuire:
Total: 1,373 - 1,189

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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