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School of Mines Mens Basketball drop heartbreaker to Texas A&M Kingsville


Brad Blume, Mines' Sports Information Director - November 9, 2019

KINGSVILLE, TEXAS --- The South Dakota School of Mines men's basketball team suffered a heart-breaking loss to open the season Friday night in Kingsville, Texas, falling to the Texas-A&M - Kingsville Javalinas, 70-69.

The Hardrockers, who led for almost the entire second half, couldn't fend off a late rally to drop the season opener. SD Mines trailed by nine points in the early goings of the game, but erased the deficit to lead by four a the half, 35-31.

The 'Rockers opened things up in the second half, leading by as much as 12 points, before TAMK used full-court pressure and some clutch shots down the stretch to reel SD Mines back in and with just under a minute, regained the lead.

With less than 10 second to play and trailing by three points, 70-67, the 'Rockers had one final opportunity to tie the game, but a three-pointer was off the mark. Damani Hayes had a put-back, but couldn't draw a foul as time expired.

SD Mines shot 40 percent in the game, connecting on 25-63 from the field while The Javalinas made good on 28-67 attempts to shoot 42 percent.
TAMK was able to convert 15 point off SD Mines turnovers and tacked on 16 more from second-chance opportunities.

The 'Rockers hit nine three-pointers in the game, and made good on 10-11 from the free throw line. They also hauled in 41 rebounds, notched 10 assists, three steals and one block. The Javalines hit five three-pointers, tallied 36 rebounds, 10 assists, seven steals and three blocks.



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