The 2nd-ranked UNK wrestling team handed Colorado School of Mines their first dual loss of the season Friday in Golden, 24-14. This was the first meeting between the two former RMAC foes since the 2009-10 season. The Lopers have won all 19 of those meetings. The Lopers host the annual Midwest Duals this weekend at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds.
The UNK basketball teams hosted the Northeastern State Riverhawks Saturday at the Health and Sports Center. The Loper men lost, 70-61, to fall to 5-10 on the season and 0-6 in the MIAA. The Loper women almost squandered a 29-point lead, but held on for an 80-72 win. The Loper women are now 10-5 on the season and 3-3 in conference play. The UNK basketball teams are on the road this week. They’re at Washburn Wednesday, and Emporia State Sunday.