Orediggers a national contender

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NMHU to host Mines, CCU this weekend as RMAC basketball slate begins

By Dave Kavanaugh

One of the tougher men’s basketball teams in the nation — not to mention the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference — will be in town this weekend, and New Mexico Highlands is gunning for an upset.

Colorado School of Mines (3-1) visits NMHU on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

The Orediggers are unofficially the No. 29 team in NCAA Division II men’s basketball, according to the most recent NABC Coaches’ Poll. Mines had been ranked No. 13 in the previous poll before losing 75-72 to former RMAC rival Nebraska-Kearney on Nov. 18 in Kearney.

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