Family 5-Pack offered for Friday's basketball doubleheader
Up to 5 tickets available for just $5
ALAMOSA, Colo.— Adams State College athletic department officials have announced plans for their Family 5-Pack promotion in conjunction with Friday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference basketball doubleheader against the Colorado School of Mines.
The promotion will allow a family to obtain up to five tickets for just five total dollars. Tickets for the games will only be sold at the Plachy Hall ticket window, which will open at 5 p.m., Friday in advance of the 6 p.m. women’s clash between the Grizzlies and Orediggers.
The Grizzly and Oredigger men, currently ranked ninth in the nation, will then clash at 8 p.m.
Friday’s women’s game, which is being sponsored by O&V Printing, will be a key clash between the Grizzlies and Orediggers, part of a 6-way log-jam for sixth place in the RMAC standings. Both teams are 4-5 in conference play.
The Grizzlies, 5-8 overall, have won three of their last four, including a pair of triumphs over Nebraska-Kearney and Chadron State in their last home weekend on Dec. 30 and 31. The Orediggers, winners of three of their last five, are 5-10 overall.
The men’s game, which is being sponsored by the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, will pit the 9-3 Grizzlies against the 12-1 Orediggers in a re-match of last year’s intense rivalry that saw all four meetings between the teams, including RMAC and NCAA Tournament encounters, be decided by less than 10 points.
The Grizzlies have won 11 straight home games over the last two seasons, including a victory over CSM last February, and stand in third place in this year’s 14-team RMAC standings at 6-3 despite two setbacks in New Mexico last weekend. Meanwhile, the Orediggers stand in a first place tie in the RMAC at 8-1 and have won five straight. One of those wins came last Friday in Golden, when the then No. 12 Orediggers knocked off-top ranked Metro State, 68-57, to forge a tie with the Roadrunners, atop the RMAC standings.
In addition, to the low admission prices, fans will be able to pick up a free bag of potatoes, courtesy of CPAC and Canon Potato Company.