'Tis the season - the real season that counts - for your University of Montana Lady Griz basketball team.

The Lady Griz start Big Sky Conference action at home this Saturday and Monday, December 29 and 31. The gals will host Northern Arizona Saturday and Southern Utah on Monday.  Both games start at 2:00 p.m. so you can get to any evening activities you may have planned in plenty of time.

Saturday, you might want to get there early, as the first 500 fans will receive free general admission tickets. Of course Monday afternoon and evening, in conjunction with the annual First Night Missoula festivities, anyone wearing their First Night Missoula button will also receive free general admission seating to Monday's Lady Griz game. And there are some other First Night activities scheduled on the University of Montana campus you might want to check out while you're there.

We want to wish the Lady Griz best of luck in their conference openers and a happy new year to all of you!

DB