There were some incredible moments in Montana sports over the weekend…I featured a couple highlights on www.Facebook.com/FlintReport
How about this buzzer beater from Rocky Boy’s Laframboise?
Or, what about the incredible alley-oop dunk in this clip by KTVQ-TV as Skyview High School came away with their first ever state championship victory?
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There were several other incredible highlights- Rocky Erickson told me about Choteau boys and girls basketball teams both performing very well in the state tournaments.
And, of course, probably the most infamous highlight from over the weekend came from The University of Montana versus Northern Arizona University.
As the AP reports, the NAU coach has now been suspended for starting a fight:
The Big Sky Conference has suspended Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy for one postseason game because of his conduct following the league’s tournament semifinal between Montana and Northern Arizona.
CBS Sports- WATCH: Montana hits a game winner, then chaos ensues on court
That would be ineligible player Jermaine Edmonds — clad in a black slacks and a collared shirt — out on the floor, looking like he’s ready to defend the upcoming heave from Northern Arizona. As you’ll see in the video below — which shows Gregory’s winner as well as the aftermath — he hustled back to the sideline, and things got a bit heated from there:
So why was there not a technical foul there? The referees apparently ruled that the player did not interfere with the course of play, so therefore there would be no foul assessed for leaving the bench. However, had the referees not stopped the game — seemingly to see how much time was left, given their pointing at the clock — he probably would have interfered with the game, right? To me, that’s a pretty clear violation.
Let’s leave you on a positive note, though- how bout them Lady Griz? Dramatic Comeback Propels Lady Griz to NCAA Tournament
The Lady Griz basketball team rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Northern Colorado, 60-49, in the Big Sky Conference tournament championship at electrified Dahlberg Arena. The win gave Montana its third NCAA tournament berth in five years.
“Unbelievably good win and it was an unbelievable game,” said Montana coach Robin Selvig, whose team trailed 29-16 at halftime. “They I thought were pretty dominant the first half. We were having a hard time. They’re really good right now, really well-coached.
Though no one was willing to divulge exactly what was said in the Montana locker room at halftime, suffice to say it was inspirational. The Lady Griz appeared inferior in almost every facet in the first half – a step slow on defense and lacking in confidence on offense, where they connected on 8 of 31 shots.
Are there more must-see highlights from over the weekend in Montana? Please share with us in the comments section below.