On Dec. 5, the men’s basketball team started conference play on the road against rival Colorado Christian University. The Orediggers prevailed 79-73 and improved the team’s season record to 6-1. After the game, Ben Sonnefeld commented on the team’s performance. “At the beginning, our post presence got us a lot of inside buckets,” he stated….
In what would prove to be the final game of the season for the No. 13 Colorado School of Mines men’s basketball team, the Orediggers fell once again to the Metro State Roadrunners. After falling behind the No. 1 team in the country by 16 late in the second half, the Orediggers cut the lead to three in the waning seconds only to lose by four, 86-82.
The ninth-ranked Colorado School of Mines men’s basketball team squared off against Colorado Christian in the first round of the RMAC Tournament on Tuesday, March 8, and for the second time in four days ran the Cougars off the floor. The Orediggers shellacked CCU 102-57 thanks to a blistering 63.2% shooting night.
The Lady Oredigger basketball team took to the court for the final time this regular season Saturday night in Lakewood, competing against Colorado Christian University. Not able to complete the season on a winning note as hoped, Mines fell to the Cougars 65-53.
The tenth ranked Colorado School of Mines men’s basketball team squared off against Colorado Christian on Saturday in Lakewood for their final regular season game of the year. The Orediggers (23-3, 19-3 RMAC) defeated the Cougars by a score of 110 to 69. With the win, the Orediggers clinch the two seed in the RMAC tournament and will play their first round game on Tuesday the 4 at 7 p.m in Lockridge arena.
En route to posting their third straight victory, the lady Orediggers traveled to Las Vegas–Las Vegas, New Mexico that is–and walked away with a three point victory. Mines (10-14, 9-11 in the RMAC) shot 50% from the field in the win and 87.5% on 21-of-24 shooting from the free throw line.
Riding the momentum of a victory the previous night over Black Hills State into last Saturday night’s contest, the Lady Oredigger basketball team looked to extend their run at their final home game of the season against Chadron State on Senior Day. After a tightly contested first half, Mines pulled away in the second half to take the easy 87-63 victory over the Eagles.
The CSM Lady Orediggers took to the court on Saturday evening in Silver City, New Mexico seeking their fourth consecutive victory and what would be their longest winning streak of the season. With the help of a balanced offensive effort, Mines succeeded in taking down the Western New Mexico Mustangs by a score of 79-70.
The No. 11 School of Mines men’s basketball team (21-3, 17-3 in the RMAC) took their show on the road Friday to Las Vegas, New Mexico and walked away with a 77-69 victory. With five players in double figures on the night, Mines grinded out the eight point victory.
The thirteenth-ranked Colorado School of Mines men’s basketball team welcomed the visiting Black Hills State into their home arena on Valentine’s Day and presented the Yellow Jackets with a 21 point defeat. Four Orediggers scored in double figures on the night and Junior Brian Muller eclipsed 1000 career points in the 73-52 victory. Muller is the second this year (Wages) and third on the team (Green) to surpass 1000 career points.