MISSOULA, Mont. -

The University of Montana Lady Griz basketball team loaded up and headed out for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The team took off around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, headed for Spokane, Wash. The Lady Griz (13) will take on Georgia (4) Saturday at 4:40 p.m.

Fans showed up outside the Adams Center to wish them well and snap some pictures.

The team is expecting quite a crowd of support at Saturday’s game. There’s a booster bus of Missoula fans headed over Friday, and tickets for the match are sold out.

The Lady Griz clinched both the regular season and the tournament in first place in the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season with a 24-7 record.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.