Men's Basketball Hosts Bemidji State Tuesday
Michigan Tech will face a NSIC opponent for the third straight game when it hosts Bemidji State Tuesday (Nov. 20). Game time is set for 7 pm.
Michigan Tech has a 17-37 (.315) all-time record against Bemidji State. The Beavers defeated the Huskies 63-58 last season, but Tech had won the previous six games.
Head coach Kevin Luke enters his 19th season leading the Huskies. The four-time GLIAC Coach of Year has posted a 317-202 record as head coach.
Player of the Week
Senior forward Ali Haidar scored 55 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a pair of games last week. The Windsor, Ont., native opened the season with a double-double scoring a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 75-67 win at Southwest Minnesota State. He also had three assists, one block and one steal. He followed up with 22 points and five rebounds against Minn. Duluth. Haidar currently ranks 14th in career scoring at Michigan Tech with 1,326 points.
Career-High for Stelzer
Sophomore guard Ben Stelzer scored a career-high 22 points at Southwest Minnesota State. The Manitowoc, Wis., native made six 3-pointers and made all four of his free throws. He had three steals and one assist.
First Career Points
Jordan Chartier made a 3-pointer against Southwest Minnesota State for his first career points. He followed up with a 3-pointer against Minnesota Duluth. The Chatham, Mich., native has not attempted a 2-point field goal in his career.
Freshman Kyle Stankowski scored six points and grabbed three rebounds against Minnesota Duluth.
Last Time Out
Michigan Tech shot just 39-percent (22-57) in a 70-58 loss at Minnesota Duluth. Ali Haidar was the lone Tech player in double figures with 22 points.
Tech will open GLIAC play against the newest member of the league Malone on Nov. 29.