For the better part of the night it was the Orediggers vs. the Argos in a couple of key Frontier Conference games Thursday night at Kelvin Sampson Court, but at least for a couple of minutes it was the Eagles vs. the Wildcats. Some of Butte's differently-abled athletes from East Middle School were able to show their stuff in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd in a pair of spirited scrimmages played at the halftimes of the Tech men's and women's games.
It's not been often as of late that we have been able to say that the Orediggers are looking for redemption against a Frontier Conference opponent. Montana Tech's mens team is 8-1 in league play and are riding a 4-game winning streak. Over the last 4 games they have beaten every opponent by 18 or more. Their last setback? January 20th against the University of Providence,70-59 in Great Falls. Tonight, the Argos come to Butte for a conference doubleheader that starts with the women's game at 5pm and you could say that both teams are looking for a bit of revenge.
Some nights you've just got it and tonight, Michael Ure had it. Montana Tech's 6'7 sophomore forward was simply unstoppable, putting up a career-high 35 points, 24 of them from behind the three-point line, as the Orediggers lambasted MSU-Northern 89-54 Thursday night at Kelvin Sampson Court.
Montana Tech basketball returns home tonight and what has rarely been the case recently, both the men's and women's teams are looking to rebound after a sweep last weekend at the hands of the University of Providence. The women suffered their fourth loss in a row, 65-53 while the men had a six-game winning streak snapped, 70-59.