Thursday, 2 p.m., Bank of Colorado Arena (2,734)
Radio: KGVO (1290 AM, 101.5 FM).
Web: WatchBigSky.com (streaming video by subscription).
Records: Montana is 7-4. Northern Colorado is 6-5. It is the first Big Sky game for both teams.
Last outing: Montana beat Austin Peay 83-62 to win its own Lady Griz Classic on Dec. 20. Northern Colorado dropped a 69-56 decision to Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 19.
Series: Montana leads 13-5.
Last season: The teams split with the Bears winning 57-54 at Greeley and the Lady Griz coming out on top 61-55 in Missoula later in the season.
Up next: Montana travels to Big Sky Conference preseason No. 1 North Dakota on Saturday. Northern Colorado stays at home to face Montana State on Saturday.