No Event
No Event
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
Final
59 Michigan Tech
63 at Northern Michigan
Thu Jan 31
Final
75 Michigan Tech
67 at Purdue Northwest
Hammond, Ind. (FNRC)
Sat Feb 02
Final
74 Michigan Tech
82 at Parkside
Thu Feb 07
Final
83 Northwood
73 Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 09
Final
75 Saginaw Valley State
54 Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 14
Final
74 Michigan Tech
71 at Lake Superior State
Sat Feb 16
Final
53 Michigan Tech
79 at Ferris State
Thu Feb 21
Final
59 Michigan Tech
72 at Davenport
Sat Feb 23
3:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Grand Valley State
Thu Feb 28
7:30 PM
Northern Michigan
Michigan Tech
Senior Day
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Huskies Tripped Up at Northern Michigan

Dawsn Bilski shooting the ball

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team came up just short at rival Northern Michigan University Saturday afternoon, falling 63-59 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest in Marquette. The Huskies stormed back from a 13-point deficit in the second half to get within striking distance late, but unfortunately it's wasn't enough to overtake the Wildcats in the end.

"I thought both teams fought hard and it was an excellent GLIAC basketball game," Michigan Tech Head Coach Kevin Luke said. "Basically, what it boiled down to is their perimeter players made shots and our interior game struggled this afternoon based on our percentages. Our young players battled today and credit goes to Northern Michigan for coming out on top, but credit our team as well for playing tough all the way to the end. In defeat, we moved forward because this is a game that could have completely gotten away from us, considering Northern Michigan's senior leadership and veteran players. Once again, I'm proud of our guys that they didn't quit, competed hard, and are making a great effort in doing what we ask them to do."

Michigan Tech (9-9, 4-7 GLIAC) stormed out of the gate early with the hot hand, knocking down four triples in the opening four minutes of play. Sophomore Trent Bell dialed in three of the four with freshman Owen White cashing in the other. Northern Michigan (11-7, 6-5 GLIAC) posted five points in that stretch on a layup by Troy Summers followed by a three-point bucket courtesy of Sam Taylor. With all the points on the stat sheet, the Huskies held a 12-5 lead with 16:17 left to go in the first half.

The Wildcats then reeled off five straight points over the next couple of minute to close the gap to 12-10. Naba Echols secured all five, which eventually turned into a game high 23 points at the conclusion of the afternoon. Fortunately, the Huskies answered with a 10-0 scoring burst of their own to open up a 12-point gap at 22-10.

Sophomore Dawson Bilski sent home a triple followed by a two-point bucket from freshman Jake Witt. Bilski added a mid-range jumper and Bell found the target on his fourth three-point field goal of the first half to cap the run with 12 minutes on the clock. Unfortunately, the Wildcats were able to slow Tech's momentum and claw their way back into the game.

Trailing 24-13 after two free throws by senior Bryan Heath with 10:26 left in the half, Northern Michigan began the run on a triple out of the hand of Alec Fruin. Fruin's three points were the first of 16 consecutive for the Wildcats during a five-minute span. Isaiah Johnson wrapped up the string with a mid-range jumper at the 5:16 mark, giving the Wildcats a 29-24 edge. Northern Michigan eventually carried a 37-30 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

The Huskies regrouped at the break and notched the first five points of the second half on a trey by Bell and a jump shot in the paint by White, slicing the deficit to 37-35. It remained a one possession contest from there until four consecutive points by the Wildcats increased their lead to 42-37 with 15:33 to play. Northern Michigan kept the points coming while holding the Huskies' offense at bay. An Echols layup at the 11:15 mark gave the Wildcats their first double digit lead of the day at 48-37. It then grew to 53-40 on a Marcus Matelski triple with just under nine minutes remaining on the clock.

Michigan Tech stopped Northern Michigan's advance with a Bilski jumper and Heath three-pointer, closing the gap to 53-45 with 6:01 left to go in the second. The Wildcats lead fluctuated from eight to 11 points until the final two minutes of the contest. Trailing 60-49 following an Echols layup, sophomore Isaac Appleby kick started a 7-0 scoring run for the Huskies by cutting his way to the basket for a layup.

The defense then generated a couple of key stops and combined with a triple by White and a layup from Bell, Tech had climbed back to within four points of NMU at 60-56 with 40 seconds left. Unfortunately, the Wildcats made 3 of 4 chances at the free throw line to push their lead out to seven at 63-56 with less than 15 seconds remaining. Appleby knocked down a three-pointer on Tech's last possession, but not enough time was left to get the ball back for a chance to get any closer, resulting in the 63-59 final.

Bell powered the Huskies' attack with a career high 22 points and in addition paced the club in rebounds with nine Saturday afternoon. Bell connected on 8 of 10 shots from the field, including a 6 for 8 performance from behind the arc. Bell's previous career high in points was 15 at home against Tiffin on January 6, 2018. White followed with 10 points while Heath and Bilski chipped in nine points apiece. Appleby tacked on seven points and dished out a team best four assists.

As a team, the Huskies were 22 of 59 from the field (37.3%), 11 of 24 from three-point land (45.8%), and 4 for 4 at the charity stripe (100.0%). Tech's defense forced 10 turnovers which led to 12 points on the offensive end of the floor.

Echols had a game high 23 points to guide Northern Michigan followed by Taylor with 13 points. Echols also paced the team in assists while Myles Howard hauled down a game high 12 rebounds and blocked two shots. The Wildcats connected on 22 of 54 looks from the field (40.7%), were 8 of 18 from long distance (44.4%), and 11 of 15 at the free throw stripe (73.3%). Northern Michigan also had the edge in rebounding at 39-32 and points in the paint with 22.

The Huskies will look to bounce back Thursday night when they travel to Purdue Northwest to begin round two of the GLIAC schedule. Tech defeated the Pride 78-62 in the first meeting of the year between the two clubs on December 8 in Houghton. Thursday's tip-off is slated for 8 p.m. eastern time.