Washington basketball is getting a visit from the Montana Grizzlies on Friday night. The Grizzlies are 1-3 on the season so far
Washington basketball is going into this game heavily favored, and even though they haven’t covered the spread in their wins against some smaller schools, they should still find a way to win big against the Grizzlies.
Two of Montana’s starting guards are seniors and they are the only two in double scoring. Sayeed Pridgett is the leader in pretty much every stat for the Grizzles, averaging 18.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Last year, he was named to the All-Big Sky First Team. The team’s second-leading scorer is Kendal Manuel averaging 12.3 points a game. Last year was his first year at Montana, after transferring from Oregon State. He was named co-newcomer of the year as part of the Big Sky postseason honors.
The third member of the guard trio is freshman Josh Vazquez, who is one of three freshmen getting a lot of playing time. He’s currently averaging just 3.8 points per game. Kyle Owens, whose father Keith played at UCLA and spent time in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, starts at forward for the Grizzles and is averaging 7.8 points per game through their first four contests.
Freshman forward Derrick Carter-Hollinger has been a major contributor coming off the bench, averaging 8.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. The other starting forward in the young Grizzlies starting five is sophomore Mack Anderson, who averages 3.5 points and four rebounds a night.
Junior guard Timmy Falls has been one of the bigger contributors of the bench this season for the Grizzlies, averaging close to five points per game.
This should be an interesting game this Friday with the Huskies, who start three McDonald All-Americans against Montana, a smaller school with three freshmen making major contributions.