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2013-14 Montana Basketball

Big Sky Conference

Big Sky Conference

Griz All-Conference Selections – 1st and 2nd Teams 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 1999-2000 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1991-92 1990-91 1989-90 1988-89 1987-88 1986-87 1985-86 1984-85 1983-84 1982-83 1981-82 1980-81 1979-80 1978-79 1977-78 1976-77 1975-76

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Kareem Jamar............................... (1st team) Will Cherry................................... (1st team) Mathias Ward................................ (2nd team) Will Cherry................................... (1st team) Kareem Jamar............................... (1st team) Derek Selvig.................................. (2nd team) Art Steward................................... (2nd team) Will Cherry................................... (1st team) Brian Qvale................................... (1st team) Anthony Johnson......................... (1st team) Anthony Johnson......................... (1st team) Jordan Hasquet............................. (2nd team) Andrew Strait ............................... (1st team) Jordan Hasquet ............................ (1st team) Andrew Strait ............................... (1st team) Kevin Criswell .............................. (1st team) Andrew Strait ............................... (1st team) Kamarr Davis ............................... (1st team) Kevin Criswell .............................. (1st team) Kamarr Davis ............................... (1st team) David Bell ..................................... (1st team) David Bell ..................................... (1st team) Matt Williams .............................. (1st team) Matt Williams .............................. (1st team) J.R. Camel ..................................... (1st team) J.R. Camel ..................................... (1st team) Kirk Walker .................................. (1st team) Shawn Samuelson ........................ (1st team) Shane Belnap ................................ (1st team) Matt Kempfert ............................. (1st team) Jeremy Lake .................................. (1st team) Shawn Samuelson ........................ (1st team) Delvon Anderson ........................ (1st team) Roger Fasting ............................... (1st team) Kevin Kearney ............................. (1st team) Daren Engellant ........................... (1st team) Kevin Kearney ............................. (2nd team) Daren Engellant ........................... (2nd team) Wayne Tinkle ............................... (2nd team) Wayne Tinkle ............................... (2nd team) Scott Zanon .................................. (1st team) Larry Krystkowiak ...................... (1st team) Larry Krystkowiak ...................... (1st team) Larry McBride ............................. (1st team) Larry Krystkowiak ...................... (1st team) Marc Glass .................................... (1st team) Derrick Pope ................................ (1st team) Derrick Pope ................................ (1st team) Craig Zanon ................................. (1st team) John Stroeder ............................... (2nd team) Craig Zanon ................................. (2nd team) John Stroeder ............................... (2nd team) Allan Nielsen ............................... (2nd team) Michael R. Richardson ............... (1st team) Allan Nielsen ............................... (1st team) John Stroeder ............................... (2nd team) Michael R. Richardson ............... (1st team) Michael J. Richardson ................. (1st team) Michael R. Richardson ............... (1st team)

1974-75 1973-74 1972-73 1971-72 1969-70 1968-69 1967-68 1965-66 1964-65 1963-64

Ken McKenzie .............................. (1st team) Eric Hays ...................................... (1st team) Ken McKenzie .............................. (1st team) Eric Hays ...................................... (1st team) Robin Selvig ................................. (1st team) Mike Murray ................................ (1st team) Mike Murray ................................ (1st team) Dave Gustafson Harold Ross .................................. (1st team) Ron Moore ................................... (1st team) Ron Moore ................................... (1st team) John Holiday, John Quist Ed Samelton Tim Aldrich ................................. (2nd team)

2013-14 Montana Basketball

Montana’s Tinkle Named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year OGDEN, Utah (March 18, 2013) - For the second consecutive season, Montana’s Wayne Tinkle has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year by his peers. Tinkle guided Montana to 19-1 conference record and the program’s second consecutive regularseason conference title. The Grizzlies won their second straight Big Sky Championship last week, downing Weber State 67-64 in the title game. Montana will took a 25-6 record into the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013 as the Grizzlies faced Syracuse of the Big East Conference. Tinkle and the Grizzlies won 25 games despite missing All-Conference guard Will Cherry for 10 games. Cherry, the two-time Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year, missed the first seven games of the season as he recovered from a broken foot. He missed three more games late in the season with a foot injury. Senior forward Mathias Ward also missed the final seven games with a foot injury. Montana’s 19 regular-season conference wins were the most in league history. The Grizzlies set conference records for most consecutive regular season conference victories with 25, a streak that started during the 2011-12 season. Montana has won 28 straight regular-season conference home games, and 31 in a row overall at home against Big Sky teams. Over the past two seasons, Tinkle’s Grizzlies have gone a combined 34-2 in conference regular-season games, and 38-2 overall against conference foes including postseason games. Montana’s combined overall record the past two seasons is 50-13. Tinkle, now in his seventh season at his alma mater, has amassed an overall record of 141-77. He is 85-31 in regular-season conference games. He ranks seventh in conference history in league victories. He is 11th on the Big Sky’s all-time career victories list. Tinkle has led Montana to at least 20 victories in each of the past four seasons. Over the past four seasons, his teams are a combined 93-34 with three Big Sky Championships. He is the first coach at Montana to lead the

Grizzlies to the NCAA Tournament three times. This marks just the sixth time a Grizzly coach has been honored by the Big Sky. Tinkle is the first Grizzly coach to win the honor twice. He is the eighth coach in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Montana junior Kareem Jamar was named the Big Sky’s Most Valuable Player, while Cherry was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Cherry was named to the All-Conference First Team for the third straight season, while Jamar was tabbed for the second straight season. Ward was a Second Team AllConference pick. Sophomore guard Jordan Gregory was named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Tinkle was assisted by Jonathan MetzgerJones, Freddie Owens and Kerry Rupp. Matt Erickson is the Director of Basketball Operations.

Montana’s Tinkle a Finalist for Hugh Durham Award

Montana’s Wayne Tinkle was a finalist for the Hugh Durham Award. The Durham Award is presented annually to the top mid-major coach. Tinkle led UM to a 19-1 conference record, the program’s second straight Big Sky Championship, and a 25-7 overall record. “This is as good of a list of candidates that we have had,” said Hugh Durham. “It will be difficult to select one winner from this group.” The finalists included Jim Baron (Canisius), Rick Byrd (Belmont), Bill Coen (Northeastern), Keith Dambrot (Akron), Kermit Davis (Middle Tennessee), Billy Donlon (Wright State), Andy Enfield (Florida Gulf Coast), Anthony Evans (Norfolk State), Chris Holtmann (Gardner-Webb), Danny Kaspar (Stephen F. Austin), Matt Matheny (Elon), Joe Mihalich (Niagara), Jim Molinari (Western Illinois), LeVelle Moton (North Carolina Central), Steve Pikiell (Stony Brook), Joe Scott (Denver), Pat Skerry (Towson), Zach Spiker (Army), Wayne Tinkle (Montana), Tod Kowalczyk (Toledo), Michael White (Louisiana Tech). Stephen F. Austin head coach Danny Kaspar won the honor.

Big Sky Notes:

Eric Hays, first team 1973-74 and 1974-75

Montana set the Big Sky standard with 25 straight regular-season conference wins. The streak started during the 2011-12 season when UM won its final 11 regular-season conference games. UM started this season by winning its first 14 conference games. The previous record was 24 set by Weber State from 1967-68 to 1969-70. Counting postseason victories, Montana won 26 in a row over Big Sky teams. Montana enters the 2013-14 season looking to expand on its conference record of 26 straight regular-season home conference wins. The previous record was 23 set by Idaho from 1980-81 to 1982- 83. Montana went 10-0 at home in regular-season conference games this past season. Counting postseason games, UM has won 31 straight over Big Sky teams

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at Dahlberg Arena. Montana set the Big Sky single-season record for regular-season conference wins with 19. This marked the first time the Big Sky had played 20 conference games in a season. UM went 19-1. Weber State was 18-2. The previous record for conference wins in a season was 15 by Weber State in 1968-69 and 2008- 09, and Montana in 2011-12. Montana received a vote in the Associated Press Top 25 poll prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament. Montana finished ranked 14th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25. Weber State was 15th.

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2013 14 Montana Basketball Yearbook  
2013 14 Montana Basketball Yearbook  

2013 14 Montana Basketball Yearbook