Big Sky Conference to Re-Air Several Griz Basketball Games This Week on Pluto TV

Photo by Todd Goodrich courtesy of Grizzly Athletics.

Montana fans can get their basketball fix this week, with the Big Sky Conference announcing it will re-air 15 recent basketball games on Pluto TV (channel 530).

The list of games includes four recent Griz wins:

  • Monday, 6:45 p.m. (MT) – Montana at Southern Utah (Jan. 2, 2020)
    • Montana began its 2020 Big Sky slate 3-0 with a 60-58 victory at Southern Utah. Down two with 14 seconds to play, the Thunderbirds had the chance to tie or take the lead in the closing seconds, before Timmy Falls ripped away the in-bounds pass to secure the victory. Jared Samuelson scored 21 points, knocking down three 3-pointers. It marked Southern Utah’s first home loss of the season.
  • Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. (MT) – Montana vs. Eastern Washington (Feb. 9, 2019)
    • After leading by a dozen with 7 minutes to play, Eastern Washington used a 14-2 run to tie the game. The game would remain tight all the way down to the wire, with the Grizzlies stopping the Eagles on the game’s final possession. Sayeed Pridgett totaled 19 points and nine rebounds as Travis DeCuire earned his 100th win at UM. The two teams would meet a month later in the Big Sky title game, with the Grizzlies defending their title.
  • Wednesday, 8 p.m. (MT) – Montana at Weber State (Feb. 14, 2019)
    • In a battle at Weber State, Montana led by as many as 20 points and then held on during the game’s final possession to beat the Wildcats in Ogden. Sayeed Pridgett scored 29 points, including the final basket that gave Montana a three-point lead with 32 seconds to play. It marked the first time since 1992 that Montana swept Weber State in a season series. The Grizzlies would win a third time – by 29 points – the following month in the Big Sky semifinals.
  • Thursday, 8 p.m. (MT) – Montana vs. Northern Colorado (March 9, 2018)
    • In one of the program’s most memorable games ever, the Grizzlies erased a six-point deficit with under 1 minute to play – including several heroic plays and fortunate events – to force overtime, where Montana beat Northern Colorado to advance to the title game. The Grizzlies won the championship the following night to advance to the NCAA tournament.

The Big Sky will air three games each day this week, beginning at 5 p.m. each night.

Fans worldwide can access the broadcast through Pluto TV (channel 530). Pluto TV is America’s leading free OTT service. Fans anywhere in the world can access Pluto TV online or by downloading the Pluto TV app for mobile and tablet devices. The Pluto TV app is also available on any connected living room device such as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation or Xbox, as well as most smart TVs, including those from Samsung, Vizio, Sony and Hisense. In June, Pluto TV Announced that its service is now available on the Comcast Xfinity 1 platform, which will deliver Big Sky athletic events into approximately 14 million homes.