POSTED: 2:41 p.m. HST, Jan 30, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 5:35 p.m. HST, Jan 30, 2012
Montana of the Big Sky Conference is Hawaii's opponent in the ESPNU BracketBusters event next month, ESPN announced today.
UH (12-9, 4-3 Western Athletic Conference) will travel to Missoula, Mont., to play on Feb. 18 against the Grizzlies (15-6), who are currently tied for first in the Big Sky at 8-1.
The game was not selected as one of 13 national-TV matchups.
Montana will play a mandated return game in Honolulu next season.
It is the first time in six years that a Big West Confernece opponent was not selected for Hawaii; it would have been impossible this time with UH's move to the BWC in the offseason.