The University of Montana Lady Griz held off the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds in a 81-74 victory at home in Dahlberg Arena on Jan. 2, 2019. Montana started out strong, building an early lead and ending the first quarter up 19-5. 

The Thunderbirds began their comeback during the second quarter and quickly closed the lead, going into the locker room at half-time up 28-20. 

The rest of the game remained close, with the Lady Griz gaining the final victory over the Thunderbirds with free throws late in the fourth quarter.