UMW News BureauThe Bulldogs close out their non-conference basketball season with two games in South Dakota. By Wally Feldt After a two-week break, the University of Montana Western men’s basketball team returns to action with two games at the Perkins Classic hosted by Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29 and 30, 2009. The Bulldogs face the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hardrockers on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and the Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Montana Western is 10-4 on the season. Their last game was a 60-82 loss to the College of Idaho on Dec. 12. The Bulldogs received votes in the last NAIA Division I power poll, but not enough to move into the top 25. JaRon Brown leads Montana Western in scoring and rebounding with 15.5 points per game (ppg) and 7.4 rebounds per game. Also scoring in double figures are Layne Glaus with 14.6 ppg, Brandon Lawson with 11.9 ppg and Terry Hauser with 11.8 ppg. Garrett Fink is second on the team in rebounding with 7.1 per game. The Bulldogs average 86 ppg while giving up 73.7 and out-rebound their opponents 43.9 to 36 rebounds per game. Both South Dakota Tech and Black Hills State are NAIA Division II schools and are members of the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC). The Hardrockers last played on Dec. 12 when they lost 72-74 at Dana College. The Hardrockers are 9-4 overall and 1-0 in the DAC. Kyle Turpin leads in scoring and rebounding with 12 ppg and six rebounds per game. Also scoring in double figures is A.J. Trennepohl with 11.5 ppg. The Hardrockers outscore their opponents 71 ppg to 68 ppg. Black Hills State is 9-4 overall and 0-1 in the DAC. Their last action was also Dec. 12 when they scored a 66-64 road victory over Presentation College. Luke Enos leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring with 16 ppg followed by Cain Atkinson with 15 ppg. Will Johnson leads the team in rebounding with 11 rebounds per game. The Yellow Jackets average 75.9 ppg while giving up 70. The Bulldogs open Frontier Conference play on Jan. 7 in Billings, Mont. against Rocky Mountain College.
Montana Western’s remarkable differences are featured in 30-second radio and TV spots airing in March, April, May and June 2013 and feature UMW's four Carnegie Professors of the Year. Click here to view the spot.
It's really the best way to decide which college or university is right for you. Click here to set up a visit today. And, oh by the way, we have a special gift for you just for stopping by.
We’d like to tell you more about our remarkable university. Just click here and we’ll rush you our view brochure and application.
University of Montana Western English professor Alan Weltzien is a champion of Montana literature.
For the third time in as many years, Montana Western has a Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year.
Diana Taylor is pursuing an early childhood education degree to enrich her life and bolster her skills for her job at a Head Start in Butte, Mont.
The Carnegie Foundation's 2009 U.S. Professor of the Year is taking Montana Western's experiential learning to the national stage.
With a post-graduation job already secured in the equine industry, Kara Einarson’s career is off to a promising start.