No Event
Sat Nov 11
Final
57 UW-Parkside
82 Michigan Tech
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Sun Nov 12
Final
80 Lewis
87 Michigan Tech
Fri Nov 17
Final
52 Michigan Tech
65 vs. Southwest Minn. St.
@ Moorhead, Minn.
Sat Nov 18
Final - OT
82 Michigan Tech
89 at Minn. St. Moorhead
Wed Nov 22
Final
84 Minnesota Duluth
69 Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 25
Final
57 Concordia-St. Paul
68 Michigan Tech
Thu Nov 30
Final
67 Saginaw Valley State
75 Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 02
Final
70 Northwood
87 Michigan Tech
Thu Dec 07
Final
78 Michigan Tech
68 vs. Grand Valley State
@ Grand Rapids, Mich. (Deltaplex Arena) Grand Rapids, Mich. (DeltaPlex)
Sat Dec 09
Final
75 Michigan Tech
66 at Purdue Northwest
Westville Campus
Sun Dec 17
Final
65 Michigan Tech
77 at Northern Michigan
Tue Dec 19
Final
66 Michigan Tech
98 at Winona State
Thu Jan 04
Final
73 Ashland
62 Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 06
Final
86 Tiffin
68 Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 11
Final
66 Michigan Tech
85 at Ferris State
Sat Jan 13
Final
73 Michigan Tech
84 at Lake Superior State
Thu Jan 18
Final
76 Michigan Tech
66 at Wayne State
Thu Jan 25
Final
71 Michigan Tech
64 vs. Davenport
@ Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Sun Jan 28
Final
66 Northern Michigan
77 Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 01
Final
75 Grand Valley State
77 Michigan Tech
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Sat Feb 03
Final
46 Purdue Northwest
72 Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 08
Final - 2OT
94 Michigan Tech
105 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Feb 10
Final
75 Michigan Tech
70 at Northwood
Thu Feb 15
Final - OT
89 Ferris State
84 Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 17
Final - OT
80 Lake Superior State
76 Michigan Tech
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Thu Feb 22
Final - OT
78 Wayne State
81 Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 24
Final - OT
101 Davenport
99 Michigan Tech
Wed Feb 28
Final
88 Michigan Tech
74 at Wayne State
2018 GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 03
Final
56 Michigan Tech
70 vs. Lake Superior State
@ Big Rapids, Mich. 2018 GLIAC Tournament Semifinal
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T.J. Brown Layup Beats Buzzer vs. Lake Superior State

T.J. Brown Layup Beats Buzzer vs. Lake Superior State

HOUGHTON, Mich. — T.J. Brown's layup as the buzzer sounded gave Michigan Tech a 79-78 victory over Lake Superior State in a wild finish at the SDC Gym today. The lead changed hands twice in the final two seconds after the Lakers' Derek Kinney buried a 3-pointer with 1.6 showing on the clock. Ben Stelzer grabbed the ball from the net, signalled Brown to go long and hit him in stride with a 70-foot pass for the game winner.

"I still can't believe that just happened," said Brown. "We said in the huddle that if they made a shot, I'd go long. Ben made a great pass to get me the ball."

Brown collected the pass, took two steps and laid it in for his only field goal of the game. The horn sounded as the ball was falling through the net.

"I don't know what to say," said head coach Kevin Luke. "That's heads up basketball. Great presence by those two players to recognize the situation and execute that play."

Tech led by eight at the 4:18 mark before the Lakers began their comeback. Cameron Metz's layup at the 2:32 mark pulled the visitors within 72-69.

Nearly two minutes went by before Ali Haidar made two free throws to push the lead back to five with 0:52 showing. LSSU hit two 3-pointers sandwiched around two Stelzer free throws to get within 76-75 with 24 seconds left.

Haidar went to the line with 0:15 showing and a chance to push the lead to three. He missed the first, but made the second—his school-record-tying 18th of the game—to make the score 77-75.

Alex Culy nearly had a steal on the ensuing Lakers possession, but the ball wound up in Kinney's hands, and the senior made his second 3-pointer of the season to put LSSU up 78-77.

With some of the Lakers celebrating the go-ahead basket, Brown was able to get behind the defense. Stelzer, who was a high school quarterback, put the pass on the numbers for the game winner.

"It was a kind of a seam route," said Stelzer.

Aside from the final sequence, the story of the game was Haidar, who poured in 36 points for his eighth 30-point game of the year. The senior tied the school records for free throw makes (18) and attempts (20) in a game and surpassed a 40-year-old record for free throws made in a season (173).

Stelzer finished with 17 points. Brown had just two free throws in addition to his game-winning basket.

LSSU used a balanced attack with five players in double figures. Metz had 19 points. Kinney finished with 15 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

Tech went 28-for-33 (85 percent) at the foul line to make up for eight fewer made field goals. The Lakers bombed in 11-of-20 3-point attempts and held a 25-21 rebounding edge in the game. The visitors were whistled for 27 fouls, however.

"We knew it was going to be a physical game," said Luke. "We did a pretty good job moving the basketball especially in the first half."

Michigan Tech improved to 18-7 overall and 15-6 in GLIAC play with the win. LSSU is now 13-12 overall and 10-11 in league action. The Huskies will have a week off before hosting rival Northern Michigan at the SDC Gym next Saturday (Mar. 2) in the regular season finale.

Notes: Haidar surpassed Larry Grimes' record of 155 free throws made in 1971-72. He tied records held by Pete Hoffman (Feb. 29, 1992) and Josh Buettner (Jan. 27, 2005) for free throws made and attempted in a game, respectively … Tech now has two wins over LSSU by a combined five points (the first meeting was an 83-79 overtime victory on Jan. 26).