Grizzlies leave for NCAAs Tuesday a.m. with parade through Missoula

The Grizzlies are going dancing, and you can be part of the celebration! The Montana men’s basketball team will depart from in front of the Adams Center Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

Students, faculty and staff, and fans are encouraged to meet the team in front of the Adams Center as they gather around the bus beginning at 10 a.m. The team will then take the Madison Street Bridge and drive down Broadway Street, with community members and businesses lining the streets to show their support.

Montana won the Big Sky Conference tournament on Saturday to earn a trip to the NCAA tournament for the 12th time in school history and second season in a row. The Grizzlies have won 52 games over the past two seasons, the best two-year stretch in school history.

Montana will play Michigan in the first round, with tipoff scheduled on Thursday for approximately 7:20 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast nationally on TNT.