The Colorado School of Mines golf team headed to Goodyear, Arizona on Monday and Tuesday for the Mustang Intercollegiate golf tournament. After the first day of competition, and two rounds of play, the Orediggers were in seventeenth place. After the second day, the Orediggers placed thirteenth.
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 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.
The Colorado School of Mines played a double header on Friday, because of the impending weather that would be hitting the state on Saturday and Sunday. The Orediggers played Regis twice on Friday, and walked away with a split. Regis won the first game, 9-4 and Mines won the second game 8-4.
In the second to last home game of the year, The Colorado School of Mines women’s basketball team looked to end the year on a high note against visiting Black Hills State University. The lady Orediggers (8-14, 7-11 RMAC) did just that, routing the Yellow Jackets 66-40.
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.
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.