Basketball

Orediggers Fall short in NCAA Tourney

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.

Men’s Basketball Finish Season on High Note

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.

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Orediggers roll over Black Hills State

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.

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