Sat Nov 11
Final
57 Parkside
82 Michigan Tech
Military Appreciation Weekend
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 MSU-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
$25,000 Truck Promo
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
Econo Foods Kids Day
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
Thu Nov 01
Final
74 Michigan Tech
94 at Wis.-Green Bay
Sat Nov 10
Final
53 Michigan Tech
74 vs. Lewis
@ Marquette, Mich.
Sun Nov 11
Final
75 Michigan Tech
67 vs. McKendree
@ Marquette, Mich.
Sun Nov 18
Final
56 Michigan Tech
61 at Minnesota Duluth
Fri Nov 23
Final
69 Alderson Broaddus
78 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Erie, Pa. (Hammermill Center) 35th Annual Gary Miller Classic
Sat Nov 24
Final
50 Michigan Tech
43 at Gannon
35th Annual Gary Miller Classic
Thu Nov 29
Final
61 Michigan Tech
56 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Dec 01
Final
70 Michigan Tech
75 at Northwood
Thu Dec 06
Final
70 Parkside
53 Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 08
Final
62 Purdue Northwest
78 Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 15
Final
39 UW-Stout
81 Michigan Tech
Wed Dec 19
Final
50 Winona State
69 Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 03
Final
44 Michigan Tech
67 at Ashland
Sat Jan 05
Final
54 Michigan Tech
67 at Wayne State
Thu Jan 10
Final
61 Ferris State
64 Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 12
Final
75 Lake Superior State
67 Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Jan 17
Final - OT
87 Grand Valley State
91 Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 19
Final
77 Davenport
68 Michigan Tech
Alumni Day & Vollwerth's Family Day
Sat Jan 26
1:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Northern Michigan
Thu Jan 31
8:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Purdue Northwest
Sat Feb 02
4:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Parkside
Thu Feb 07
7:30 PM
Northwood
Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 09
2:00 PM
Saginaw Valley State
Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 14
7:30 PM
Michigan Tech
at Lake Superior State
Sat Feb 16
3:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Ferris State
Thu Feb 21
7:30 PM
Michigan Tech
at Davenport
Sat Feb 23
3:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Grand Valley State
Thu Feb 28
7:30 PM
Northern Michigan
Michigan Tech
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Huskies Fall at Wayne State Saturday

Jake Witt dunking basketball
Photo Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

DETROIT, Mich. – The Michigan Tech's men's basketball team ended the weekend with a 67-54 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference setback Saturday afternoon at Wayne State. The Huskies kept the game close and battled hard to the final buzzer, but were forced to play catchup most of the way.

"Even though we are disappointed with the loss, I thought we played better today," Michigan Tech Head Coach Kevin Luke said. "The process isn't all about the results, but the program advancing and I felt like we did that today. Wayne State is a very tough well coached team that's plays as hard as any team in the country and we stayed with them. I was very pleased with our effort, our rebounding, and I thought we executed better today and made progress.

"We are happy to have a chance to return home Thursday as we get set to face another very good team in Ferris State. The Bulldogs are the defending NCAA National Champions and they lost some players, but they also have a lot of players returning. Ferris State is an athletic team that is going to press us for 40 minutes whether they are up by two points or 40 points. That's the style they play and we have to be ready to handle the pressure and rebound. If we can do that, we'll put ourselves in a position to get a win Thursday night."

Michigan Tech (7-6, 2-4 GLIAC) got the upper hand first in Saturday's game, winning the opening tip and quickly getting the ball inside to freshman Jake Witt for a jumper in the paint. Wayne State (3-7, 3-3 GLIAC) countered by tying the game on two free throws courtesy of Karim Murray. The Warriors then took the edge with two more attempts at the charity stripe, this time by Xavier Cochran at the 18:19 mark of the first half.

Freshman Dawson Bilski delivered a three-point basket for the Huskies on the ensuing possession, which was kept alive on an offensive rebound by sophomore Trent Bell. The bucket out of the hand of BIlski provided Tech with a 5-4 lead. Unfortunately, a 7-2 scoring run by the Warriors tipped the scales in their favor at 11-7, culminating on a three-point field goal by Darian Owens-White with 14:31 on the clock.

Wayne State eventually widened the gap to 13 points at 23-10 on a layup by Timothy Huguley with just over nine minutes to play until the intermission. However, the Huskies fought back, starting with a dunk by Witt which was setup on a precision pass by senior Bryan Heath. Then with 1:30 on the first half clock, freshman TeeAaron Powell tossed in two of his career high 13 points to slice the deficit to seven points at 33-26. Latin Davis Jr. would then produced the final two points of the half, giving the Warriors a 35-26 lead at the midway point of Saturday's game.

The Huskies powered their way out of the gate to start the second half, reeling off a 9-2 run to close the spread to three points at 37-34 with 17:19 to go. Heath drilled a triple to begin the burst followed by a layup and three-point basket via Bilski. However, the Warriors regrouped by going on an 8-1 run to bump their advantage back out to double digits at 45-35 with 13:42 remaining in the second.

The Huskies kept the pressure on and prevented Wayne State from completely pulling away. After falling behind 55-42 at the 8:05 mark, a 6-0 scoring run brought the difference down to single digits again at 55-48 on two free throws by junior Ryan Schuller with just over six minutes to go.

The Warriors bumped their lead to double digits again at 59-48, but sophomore Trent Bell delivered a triple with 2:26 to play, keeping Tech's hopes alive. Unfortunately, Owens-White answered with a three-pointer of his own and then Davis Jr. sank two free throws with 1:04 remaining to put the game out of reach at 64-54. Davis Jr. tacked on three more free throws to close out the scoring.

Powell and Bilski guided the Huskies with 13 points apiece Saturday afternoon. The points total along with seven rebounds for Powell were also career highs in each of those categories. Bilski shared the team lead with Bell in regards to rebounds as each player hauled down eight. Heath followed with 11 points to round out the double digit scorers, Witt chipped in eight points, and sophomore Isaac Appleby had a team high five assists.

In terms of team stats, the Huskies fired in 20 of 61 shots from the field (32.8%), were 7 of 19 from long distance (36.8%), and 7 for 13 at the free throw line (53.8%). Tech out-rebounded Wayne State 43-37 and had nine second chance points thanks to 16 offensive rebounds.

Owens-White along with Davis Jr. generated 20 points to lead the Warriors on Saturday. Wilson closed the contest with eight points and a game high nine rebounds while Davis Jr. added six rebounds and a team high three assists. The Warriors were successful on 23 of 58 shots from the field (39.7%), connected on 4 of 15 chances from three-point range (26.7%), and cashed in 17 of 21 opportunities at the charity stripe.

The Huskies are back at home Thursday night when they host Ferris State for a GLIAC showdown at the SDC Gym. The tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. eastern time.