By the time the last game started on Thursday evening, March 21, 2019, Wells Fargo Arena was sleepy. 

The University of Montana and the University of Michigan got onto the court around 9 p.m., after three earlier games in the arena during the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. 

The wolverines dominated the Griz, winning 55-74.

The Montana team struggled from the start, immediately slow to score. The allowed the Wolverines to build a 21-6 lead in the first half, and a missed break-away dunk from senior guard Bobby Moorehead set the tone for the rest of the game. 

Michigan fielded a tall team, which was a problem for the short and fast Griz. They struggled to get rebounds under either net and were consistently called for fouls as they tried to defend against the much larger men. 

The second half went slightly better for the Griz, who managed to outscore Michigan 13-6 in the final 6 minutes of the game. That run was not enough to  pull them out of the deficit. 

The last two minutes saw a seven-man rotation as head coach Travis DeCuire took the seniors out of the game for the final time, giving the freshmen a chance to play. 

It was an emotional night for the seniors: guards Ahmaad Rorie, Michael Oguine, Bobby Moorehead, and Donaven Dorsey, as well as Jamar Akoh, a forward who hasn't played in several games after an injury.