Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

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Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by CatStar » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:30 am

Current downtime has me digitizing some of the Starner years VHS tapes from my dad's archives...

The Starner Years - 1985-86 Montana State Bobcat Mens Basketball team goes up against rival University of Montana in a March 1, 1986 battle in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Wild capacity crowd watched the Bobcats try to build steam headed into the Big Sky Conference tournament.



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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by BelgradeBobcat » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:53 pm

Hey look! The Bobcats can be good at men's basketball!
Thanks-this is awesome.



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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by MSU01 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:52 pm

Great video! Love those old uniforms and logo, and the benches back then were...actually benches!


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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by Rich K » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:07 pm

I'm pretty sure I was there...

First thing I thought of was "Sit down Montie!"

Also, on a side note, I think Greg Walters was the most improved player of the bunch from when he arrived on campus to graduation.


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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by Domako » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:39 am

That was fun to watch. I don't have this full game video.


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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by Bobcat80 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:02 am

Domako wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:39 am
That was fun to watch. I don't have this full game video.
You were on fire that night. Well done!! My aunt took me to Bozeman the following year for my first Bobcat basketball game. You guys played Nevada-Reno. I think you won by about 30. I still remember Kral trying 3 or 4 times to dunk after putting the ball between his legs in mid air. I don't think he ever was able to. Still a great memory from my childhood. The fieldhouse was electric that night as well.



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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by LTown Cat » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:02 am

Awesome! I was there and hated every minute of it. I was 9, we were in one of the last rows up behind the Bobcat bench. It was absolutely shoulder to shoulder and I couldn't see a thing! What an atmosphere!



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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by bshsmsu » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:04 pm

This is incredible, you are a saint for giving us all something to do during the pandemic since I just finished NetFlix. Announced crowd of over 8,000 people, that is insane - and they were loud and into it the entire game. Love that Stu had to get on the mic twice to ask the crowd to settle down!



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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by HiLineCat » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:06 pm

Domako, you and Kral look so skinny compared to Krysko and the other Griz forwards and centers, no wonder Krysko got 18 rebounds.



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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by Domako » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:28 pm

HiLineCat wrote:
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Domako, you and Kral look so skinny compared to Krysko and the other Griz forwards and centers, no wonder Krysko got 18 rebounds.
For sure, I was a sophomore playing out of position really, at the power forward. Walters guarded Krysko because I couldn't at my size, so I guarded their bigger, less talented center McBride. We had huge mismatch problems, but so did they. They either played zone, which wasn't smart against us or the had to play man and have Krysko guard me. As you can see, that didn't work out for them.

We beat them one week later in Reno for the Big Sky tournament championship. Bye Felicia, and Larry never played in the NCAA tournament all four years.


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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by WalkOn79 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:51 pm

Domako wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:39 am
That was fun to watch. I don't have this full game video.
You were unbelievable in this game Tom. Talk about a team peaking at the right time!


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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by WalkOn79 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:51 pm

And those short shorts :)


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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by HelenaCat » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:59 pm

That was a BLAST for me to watch. I lived in Dallas in the mid to late 1980s and never really got to see most of these guys play much, other than a few highlights here and there. Fun “run and gun” group with some really good players. Over 8000 fans at the game-can’t imagine how loud that was.

BTW, I already knew this because I did catch Larry K a few times in Boise and of course later in the NBA. But he really was an animal. I remember saying when the griz hired him as their coach that if he got his players to play half as hard as he did, they would be very good.



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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by RickRund » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:06 pm

My son and I took in the entire tourney in Reno. It was a blast, and yes, pretty darn loud.



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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by AFCAT » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:17 pm

Tony Hampton was a neighbor in the dorms one year. Wild seeing him again.


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Re: Cat-Griz - March 1, 1986

Post by imacat » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:39 pm

This team gave No. 1 seed St Johns all they could handle in the NCAA Tournament. Lost the game 83-74. It was a battle.



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