For the TAMIU mens basketball team every game with St. Mary's is a big one, but Saturdays tilt brings with it added importance. The Dustdevils sit in a tie with Arkansas Fort Smith for the top spot in the Heartland Conference, each with one game left. The winner of the conference gets to host the four team playoff that determines which team gets the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. In their only other meeting of the season with St. Mary's, TAMIU lost in triple overtime and that has the Dustdevils out for revenge.
The men were honored this week by being ranked in the South Central region coming in at #7 and earning a vote in the national top 25 poll. They will take on the Rattlers Saturday at 3pm in San Antonio.