UMW News BureauThe Montana Western men's and women's basketball teams host Simpson University in non-conference games on Sunday, Nov. 8. By Wally Feldt The University of Montana Western men’s and women’s basketball teams host the Simpson University Red Hawks and Lady Red Hawks in a matinee double-header, Sunday, Nov. 8 in UMW’s Straugh Gymnasium. The women tipoff at 4 p.m. followed by the men at 6 p.m. Both games will be broadcast in southwest Montana on KDBM radio. Simpson University is a Christian liberal arts college located in Redding, Calif. The Red Hawks compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the National Christian College Athletic Association and are members of the California-Pacific Conference (Cal-Pac). The Red Hawk athletic program received the Cal-Pac Team Sportsmanship Award for the 2008-2009 season. The Lady Red Hawks, 7-24 last year, were picked sixth in the Cal-Pac preseason coach’s poll. Simpson is 0-1 after losing 59-82 to Oregon Tech last Tuesday. The Lady Red Hawks play at Carroll College on Friday and Saturday. The Red Hawk men, 10-19 last year, are 0-1 this year after losing at Oregon Tech 57-78 on Tuesday. They also play at Carroll on Friday and Saturday. The Montana Western women are 1-2 on the season after downing Eastern Oregon 79-72 last Sunday. The Bulldogs play an exhibition game at Montana State-Billings on Friday, Nov. 6. Nicole Tams leads UMW in scoring with 14 points per game (PPG). The Bulldogs are averaging 60 PPG while giving up 77. Megan Crist, a true freshman from Twin Falls, Idaho, had an impressive Bulldog debut with 1o points and 11 rebounds in the win over Eastern Oregon. The Bulldog men are 3-1 on the season after a pair of victories at the Finberg Memorial Tournament in Dillon last weekend. Montana Western downed Dickinson State 83-75 and rolled past Multnomah University 127-66. JaRon Brown, last week’s Frontier Conference player of the week, leads UMW in scoring with 17.5 PPG and in rebounding with seven rebounds per game. The Bulldogs are averaging 91 PPG while giving up 73.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.