The Montana State Bobcats have been to the NCAA Tournament three times in school history. Their best showing was 1951 when they made it to the Sweet Sixteen. The Bobcats have been to the NIT twice as well.
They play their home games at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, which opened in 1956 and holds 4500 fans. You might be thinking wooden bleachers in an arena this old, but you would be wrong. The Brick Breeden Arena has all around the seating area, chairs with armrests and cupholders. All of these seats are close to the court, giving fans a fantastic view of the action!
The fans at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse are not as raucous as their rivals over at the University of Montana. The Bobcats crowd is a much more laid back type of crowd where you can go enjoy the game without getting beer spilled all over you and leave with a headache.
The Bobcats play in the Big Sky Conference which includes teams such as Idaho, Eastern Washington, Idaho State, Montana, North Dakota, Northern Colorado, Cal State Sacramento, Weber State, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah and Portland State. These teams will all be attempting to win the Big Sky regular season title and an automatic postseason bid. The big prize goes to the winner of the Big Sky Tournament as they will advance automatically to the NCAA Tournament.
The action on the court will be intense this season even if the crowd is more relaxed. Bring the kids out to a Bobcats game or two this season.
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