ENMU (4-5) at SD School of Mines (4-9), 5 p.m. today
ENMU vs. Johnson & Wales (Colo.) (3-12), 3 p.m. Thursday
• Where: Rapid City, S.D.
• Radio: none.
• Last time out: ENMU lost at Azusa Pacific 75-69 on Dec. 18. The Hardrockers’ last outing was on Dec. 21 in an 84-76 setback at Western Oregon while JWU, an NAIA school which had dropped eight of its previous nine before Tuesday, also last played on Dec. 21 and lost 90-80 at home to Bethany (Kan.).
Of note: The Hounds have not faced either opponent … Leaders for Mines are 6-foot-8 senior Fs Michael Dietz (13.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 56 percent FGs) and Caleb Shockman (11.2 ppg, 63 percent FGs), and 6-4 senior G Lance Kilburn (10.7 ppg, 2.9 apg). … Six players are listed at 6-7 or taller for the Hardrockers. … Mines coach Jason Henry, in his ninth season, had compiled a 55-16 home record through 2012-13 but the team is just 3-4 this season. … Mines has posted a school-best five consecutive winning seasons. … The Wildcats recently finished third in the JWU Cup, featuring three Johnson & Wales schools — one from Providence, R.I., which hosted the event, and the other from Charlotte, N.C. The fourth school was North Miami. … The Wildcats are averaging just under 67 points a game while allowing just under 81. … Leaders for JWU 5-9 senior G Demetris Love (18.7 ppg, 2.9 apg), 6-3 freshman F Michael Mitchell (10.8 ppg) and 6-5 freshman F Andrew Bonner (10.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg).
— Compiled by CMI sports writer Dave Wagner