The Montana State University-Northern men’s basketball team gets back to action this weekend, and the Lights will certainly be tested.
Today in Dillon, Northern plays the first of two nonconference games at the UM-Western Tournament. The Lights will square off against future Frontier Conference rival Dickinson State this afternoon. Northern also plays Warner Pacific University Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Lights (2-1) return to action after a week off. Two weeks ago, Northern split a pair of road games in Saskatchewan. The Lights beat Regina 80-72, but fell to the University of Saskatchewan 80-75 in overtime.
Dickinson State comes into today’s game on a 2-0 start to the season. The Blue Hawks beat Briercrest College twice three weeks ago but haven’t played since. Warner Pacific makes its season debut today against UM-Western. The Knights play Northern twice this season, including on their home floor next week in Portland, Ore.
The Northern men are in the midst of a two-month long road trip. The Lights next play at home on Dec. 8 against the Blue Hawks.