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Tech's Asa Williams eyes the clock in the final seconds as the Orediggers win in the second round of the NAIA national tournament on March 8 at Butte.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This NAIA national tournament run for Montana Tech has been like something out of a movie.

Since losing leading scorer Caleb Bellach to a season-ending injury within the first minute of their opening round game, the Orediggers have rattled off three straight and are now preparing for national quarterfinal matchup with Ottawa University (Ariz.).

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Montana Tech's Camdyn LaRance dives for a loose ball Monday night during the Orediggers' game against William Penn in Kansas City, Mo.

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Montana Tech coach Adam Hiatt encourages his team Monday night during the round of 16 at the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City, Missouri.

Gavin Derkatch is a sports reporter for the Montana Standard. Follow him on Twitter @GDerkatch or email him