|School Name:||Montana State University|
|Head coach:||Brad Huse|
Montana State University - Bozeman (MSU) is a public university located in Bozeman, Montana, USA. It is the main campus in the Montana State University System. MSU offers baccalaureate degrees in 51 fields, master's degrees in 41 fields, and doctoral degrees in 18 fields through its nine colleges. provides outreach services to citizens and communities statewide through its eight Agricultural Experiment Stations and 60 county and reservation Extension Offices.
MSU athletic teams are nicknamed the Bobcats, and they participate in NCAA Division I in the Big Sky Conference, of which Montana State University is a charter member. Originally playing as the Aggies, men's teams compete in football, basketball, track, cross-country, skiing, and tennis. Women's teams include volleyball, basketball, track, cross-country, tennis, golf, and skiing. The school has won several national championships in men's rodeo.
Montana State College (MSC) boasts one of college basketball's legendary teams, the Golden Bobcats of the late 1920s. The school's basketball teams had acclaimed fame throughout that decade by playing "racehorse basketball," becoming one of the first schools in the nation to employ what we know as the fast break. Montana State coach Ott Romney, a graduate of the school himself, pioneered that style of play, and by 1926 had assembled a team perfectly suited to playing an up-tempo brand of ball. Cat Thompson, Frank Ward, Val Glynn and Max Worthington for the heart of the Rocky Mountains' best basketball team, as MSC won the Rocky Mountain Conference title three straight seasons, besting powerful outfits from Utah State, Brigham Young University, Colorado, and Denver University each season.
The 1928-29 team reached college basketball's zenith, defeating the AAU Champion Cook Paint Co. in a two-of-three series and steamrolling to the Rocky Mountain Conference title. The team was named Helms Foundation National Champions, which also eventually named Cat Thompson one of the five greatest players in the first half of the 20th century in college hoops.