Montana (16-10; 12-3 BSC)
The Grizzlies are tearing through the Big Sky Conference (BSC) and are undefeated at home this conference season. Senior guard Sayeed Pridgett leads the way, averaging 20 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists a game. With four of the last six games played away, the Big Sky’s best three-point shooting team will be tested. The Grizzlies will continue to cling to the top spot.
Northern Colorado (17-8; 10-4 BSC)
After the Bears were predicted a fifth-place finish in the Big Sky Preseason Coaches’ Poll, they have surpassed expectations as a contender for the Big Sky championship.