Presented with a prime opportunity to knock off the top team in the Big Sky Conference, the Montana women's basketball team struggled on both ends of the floor Thursday. Idaho State played the entire game without its top scorer, preseason all-league guard Dora Goles, but still managed to come away with a 79-49 win Thursday at Dahlberg Arena. Goles, who scored 36 points in a win over UM last winter, took part in warm-ups but was held out by coach Seton Sobolewski.
In order to beat Idaho State, Montana will need to be at its best. February wins over Portland State, Weber State (2) and Eastern Washington (2) were nice, but none of those teams have a winning record. In short, it's time to see just how good the Lady Griz are with the Big Sky tourney less than two weeks away.
Montana State will not play this week, per a source. The university announced this Monday evening following “one or more individuals being identified as either needing to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.