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Previewing the first Digger-Dawg rivalry basketball game of the year

Posted: 1:48 PM, Jan 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-11 16:14:05-05
Montana Tech basketball

DILLON — The first of three Digger-Dawg rivalry basketball games this season is set to tip-off from Straugh Gymnasium Saturday in Dillon.

And for the first time in what seems like forever, both Oredigger men's and women's teams have better records coming into Saturday's game. But this is the Frontier Conference, so throw all of that out of the window and be ready for an exciting pair of games with tons of intensity. Montana Tech knows they need to play their best game of the year to come away with a win tonight in Dillon.

“Honestly, they look a little more talented from last year. But we know have to bring it, everybody in this league is good and everyone has high intensity," says Montana Tech senior guard Troy Owens Jr." So we have to go in there, handle business, play good defense and close out the game the right way.”

“They’re one of the best offensive teams in the conference, they’re going to be a chore to slow down. That’s the hard part of the Frontier conference. There is no easy night. It doesn't matter who you play," said Oredigger head coach Adam Hiatt. "And I know it sounds so cliche but it’s so true.”