BracketBuster….

The Coyote men will play Montana State (7-5, 10-10) in Bozeman on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. It’s the first meeting of the schools since 1946.

USD (4-7, 8-15) will face an MSU team that is tied for second in the Big Sky with Southern Utah. Former NCC and Great West rival North Dakota is 6-6 and defeated Montana State 86-73 in Grand Forks this year.

Of note, the Bobcats have an eight-day break going into that contest, which is the last of the scheduled BracketBusters games and is not on national television.

The Bobcats are about as balanced as you can get scoring wise with seven players averaging 8.3 points or more a game. Christian Moon, a 6-2 senior guard, leads the way with 13.6 points a game.

The Coyotes will travel to Bozeman for the Sunday game after an identical eight-day break from the Summit League schedule.