Cats basketball fans have a golden opportunity to watch twice the action of a normal evening in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Tonight, Thursday Dec. 5, the women’s team hosts the 17th ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s team facing off against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at 8 p.m.
Gonzaga enters the contest with a 6-1 record — their only loss being to Stanford in overtime. The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents by an average of almost 20 points a game this season. The team also features two sets of twins that see significant playing time: junior forwards Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth and freshman gaurds Kayleigh and Kaylynne Truong.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have been a highly successful program in recent history. They have won three of the last four Summit League Championships and bolster a 6-4 record so far this season despite a challenging schedule. The Jackrabbits are led by junior forward Douglas Wilson, who is averaging 16.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
The Cats women’s team lived up to their high expectations coming into the season. They enter the contest coming off a great win over Seattle U, 73-65, and hold a 4-2 record this season. The Cats have used a balanced offensive attack and consistent team defense to pull out wins this season.
The men’s team is coming off a loss to a solid Green Bay squad, but the Cats have been solid performers during the pre-conference slate. Senior guard, Harald Frey, has been consistently impressive all season, averaging 15.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game, all of which are team highs.
The next home game for the women is when they take on Northern Colorado on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. The next home game for the men’s squad will be on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. when the red-hot Hornets of Sac State make their way to Bozeman
This double-header featuring four great teams is a must watch for Cats fans. Come out, cheer on and enjoy what should be a fun night for everyone in the historic Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Entry is free for students with their CatCards.