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Men's Basketball Blows Past Haskell, 101-52

GOLDEN – After three-straight close contests to start the year, the Colorado School of Mines men's basketball team rekindled last year's form that eventually led it to the No. 1 national ranking with a 101-52 victory over visiting Haskell on Saturday evening at Lockridge Arena in Golden. 

Mines (3-1) saw every player on its active roster record at least one basket while posting a 65-to-26 advantage on points in the paint, as well as a 31-to-6 advantage in points off of turnovers. 

The Orediggers led from start-to-finish in closing out its nonconference schedule with the 49-point victory. 

Junior Trevor Wages again led the team with 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field while adding three blocks and a game-high nine rebounds in just 22 minutes of action. 

Brian Muller added 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting, while also adding four assists and five steals in 24 minutes. 

Luke Meisch added 16 points on a 7-of-13 effort from the floor, including a 2-of-3 mark from the perimeter, while adding six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 20 minutes of action. 

Ruben Jackson closed out the Orediggers in double figures with 12 points and two assists on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. Junior Cesar Mapeli added eight points and eight boards, while Trey Winbush added six points and three assists.

Mines will open up the RMAC slate next weekend with matchups at Western New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands on Friday and Saturday, respectively. 

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