Saturday, 2 p.m.,
Dahlberg Arena (7,321)
Tickets: Range from $5-$16.
Radio: KGVO (1290 AM/101.5 FM).
Web: BigSkyTV.org (free streaming video).
Records: Montana is 10-2 in Big Sky Conference play, 17-6 overall. Northern Colorado is 6-6, 12-11.
Last outing: Montana beat North Dakota 66-51 on Thursday in Missoula. Northern Colorado beat Montana State 84-63 the same night in Bozeman.
Series: Montana leads 13-5.
Last time: Montana won at Northern Colorado, 64-58, on Jan. 3.
Up next: Montana is at Idaho State on Thursday at 7 p.m. Northern Colorado will play host to Sacramento State the same night.
Notable: Northern Colorado first-year coach Kamie Ethridge will make her debut at Dahlberg Arena. She replaced Jaime White, who is now the coach at Fresno State ... UNC has the Big Sky's best one-two scoring punch in senior center Stephanie Lee (17.7/g) and senior guard D'Shara Strange (16.1/g). On Thursday at MSU, Strange scored 31 points and added 17 rebounds. Lee finished with 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting ... The Bears are 2-6 in games decided by eight or fewer points ... UNC is on a two-game roll with wins over Southern Utah and Montana State ... Montana reserve guard Shanae Gilham (knees) is questionable for Saturday's game.
Quotable: "If you look at all their scorers they’re a pretty good team. They’ve lost some fairly close ones. They’ve beaten some good teams bad. They’re obviously one of the teams that has a chance to beat anybody."
-- Montana coach Robin Selvig on Northern Colorado