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George Ferguson Column: Griz gave it a shot, and for a team like they are, that's what The Dance is all about

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March 16, 2018


Montana's Ahmad Rorie, left, lays up a shot during Thursday night's NCAA Tournament game against Michigan in Wichita, Kansas. After a hot start, the Grizzlies couldn't keep pace with the Big Ten Champion Wolverines.

For 20 minutes Thursday night, the Montana Grizzlies looked like a team that was well on their way to becoming part of One Shining Moment — an annual tribute to the NCAA Tournament which immediately followed the conclusion of the national championship game.

Unfortunately, for the other 20 minutes Thursday night in Wichita, the Grizzlies looked exactly like they were supposed to — a small school, from a Mid-Major Conference, playing one of the big boys. They looked exactly like what most 14 seeds look like against a three seed on the opening night of the NCAA Tournament.

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