Thu Nov 02
Final
49 Michigan Tech
87 at Wis.-Green Bay
Fri Nov 10
Final
48 Davis & Elkins
65 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Pepper Pike, Ohio
Sat Nov 11
Final
81 Michigan Tech
67 at Ursuline
Thu Nov 16
Final
66 Michigan Tech
53 at MSU-Moorhead
Fri Nov 17
Final
68 Michigan Tech
52 at Minnesota Crookston
Mon Nov 20
Final - OT
70 Minnesota Duluth
79 Michigan Tech
Fri Nov 24
Final
82 Michigan Tech
95 vs. Augustana (S.D.)
@ St. Paul, MN (Gangelhoff Center)
Sat Nov 25
Final
83 Michigan Tech
76 at Concordia-St. Paul
Thu Nov 30
Final
37 Saginaw Valley State
59 Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 02
Final
54 Northwood
81 Michigan Tech
Thu Dec 07
Final - OT
85 Michigan Tech
81 vs. Grand Valley State
@ Grand Rapids, Mich. (DeltaPlex Arena) Grand Rapids, Mich. (DeltaPlex)
Sat Dec 09
Final
86 Michigan Tech
40 at Purdue Northwest
Westville Campus
Sun Dec 17
Final
59 Michigan Tech
56 at Northern Michigan
Thu Jan 04
Final
103 Ashland
68 Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 06
Final
42 Tiffin
79 Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 11
Final
80 Michigan Tech
77 at Ferris State
Sat Jan 13
Final
77 Michigan Tech
47 at Lake Superior State
Thu Jan 18
Final
40 Michigan Tech
50 at Wayne State
Thu Jan 25
Final
82 Michigan Tech
54 vs. Davenport
@ Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Sun Jan 28
Final
54 Northern Michigan
61 Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 01
Final
61 Grand Valley State
68 Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 03
Final
38 Purdue Northwest
64 Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 08
Final
71 Michigan Tech
43 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Feb 10
Final
86 Michigan Tech
81 at Northwood
Thu Feb 15
Final
63 Ferris State
80 Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 17
Final
65 Lake Superior State
75 Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Feb 22
Final
71 Wayne State
69 Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 24
Final
44 Davenport
60 Michigan Tech
Wed Feb 28
Final
67 Ferris State
57 Michigan Tech
2018 GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 09
Final
75 Grand Valley State
54 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Kates Gymnasium - Ashland, Ohio Midwest Region Quarterfinals
Sat Oct 27
Final
28 St. Norbert
67 Michigan Tech
Exhibition
Thu Nov 01
Final
66 Michigan Tech
61 at Eastern Michigan
Exhibition
Fri Nov 09
Final
65 Ursuline
96 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Big Rapids, Mich.
Sat Nov 10
Final
39 Davis & Elkins
75 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Big Rapids, Mich.
Fri Nov 16
Final
48 MSU-Moorhead
59 Michigan Tech
Sun Nov 18
Final - OT
72 Minnesota State
68 Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 24
Final
60 Michigan Tech
73 vs. Bellarmine
@ Evansville, IN (PAC) USI Thanksgiving Classic
Sun Nov 25
Final
65 Michigan Tech
80 at Southern Indiana
USI Thanksgiving Classic
Thu Nov 29
Final
68 Michigan Tech
57 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Dec 01
Final
78 Michigan Tech
68 at Northwood
Thu Dec 06
Final
62 Parkside
40 Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 08
Final
54 Purdue Northwest
79 Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 15
Final
65 Lewis
51 Michigan Tech
Wed Dec 19
Final
66 Michigan Tech
57 at Minnesota Duluth
Thu Jan 03
Final
58 Michigan Tech
80 at Ashland
Sat Jan 05
Final
62 Michigan Tech
46 at Wayne State
Thu Jan 10
Final
37 Ferris State
72 Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 12
Final
40 Lake Superior State
67 Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Jan 17
Final
53 Grand Valley State
35 Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 19
Final
44 Davenport
70 Michigan Tech
Alumni Day & Vollwerth's Family Day
Sat Jan 26
Final
55 Michigan Tech
53 at Northern Michigan
Thu Jan 31
Final
67 Michigan Tech
49 at Purdue Northwest
Hammond, Ind. (FNRC)
Sat Feb 02
Final
60 Michigan Tech
47 at Parkside
Thu Feb 07
Final
40 Northwood
70 Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 09
Final
54 Saginaw Valley State
79 Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 14
Final
74 Michigan Tech
63 at Lake Superior State
Sat Feb 16
Final
67 Michigan Tech
49 at Ferris State
Thu Feb 21
5:30 PM
Michigan Tech
at Davenport
Sat Feb 23
1:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Grand Valley State
Thu Feb 28
5:30 PM
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Huskies Hold Back Northern Michigan 55-53

Elizabeth Kelliher taking a shot.

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team held off rival Northern Michigan 55-53 for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory Saturday afternoon on the road. The Huskies led by as many as 18 points in the fourth quarter before the Wildcats closed the gap to one in the final seconds. Ultimately, the Huskies held on for their second consecutive win and fifth in the last six contests.

"I had a feeling the game could come down to a possession or two, which is expected in these rivalry games," Michigan Tech Head Coach Sam Hoyt said. "Northern Michigan is a great team and they battled back, but the good news is we were able to build an early lead and then hold on at the end. We were able to make just enough free throws and come up with some key stops down the stretch. I'm proud of our players for stepping up and fighting through the adversity to get a key win for us today."

The lone lead for Northern Michigan (14-5, 9-2 GLIAC) occurred just over a minute into the contest Saturday. Jessica Schultz converted one of two attempts at the free throw line to make it a 1-0 score. Michigan Tech (12-7, 8-3 GLIAC) then went on top 3-1 thanks to a triple by junior Abbie Botz just a few seconds later. Neither side scored again for over two minutes until Botz made good on two free throw attempts with 6:31 left in the first.

The Huskies went on to open up their largest lead of the quarter when freshman Sloane Zenner dialed in a three-point basket to bump the lead to 11-3 at the 5:06 mark. Although the Wildcats were cold from the field, they managed to keep things close in the first thanks to free throw shooting. Zenner closed the quarter scoring wise for Tech with another trey and Emily Mueller collected the Wildcats final point of the frame at the free throw line, making it a 16-9 score through 10 minutes.

Junior Hannah Hobson got things rolling in the second quarter with a couple of two point buckets and then Tech pulled out to a double digit lead for the first time at 23-11. Freshman Ellie Mackay sighted in a three-point bucket with 6:28 to play until the break and the Huskies would lead by 10 or more points for the rest of the half. Tech then engineered a 31-15 advantage, largest of the opening 20 minutes, with just over three minutes to go in the second on a trio of free throws by Mackay. The Huskies eventually settled for a 34-21 cushion once the second quarter buzzer sounded.

Defense was the name of the game in the third quarter, with the clubs combining for just 15 total points. Fortunately, eight of those points went on Tech's side of the stat sheet enabling them to increase the gap to 14 points at 42-28 with 30 minutes in the books.

Senior Isabella O'Brien and senior Elizabeth Kelliher each delivered layups at the outset of the fourth quarter, granting the Huskies their largest lead of the day at 46-28 with 8:29 to go in the fourth. However, the Wildcats would not go quietly and over the final eight minutes began to chip away at the deficit.

The Wildcats started to make things interesting when Sydney Dillinger found the target from long distance with 5:55 left in the fourth. Dillinger's trey cut Tech's lead back to single digits at 46-37 for the first time since the second quarter. The Huskies were unable to make a large counter run and Northern Michigan continued to remain within striking distance.

With 28 seconds to play in the fourth, Elizabeth Lutz delivered a triple to cut Tech's lead down to three at 52-49. The two teams traded free throws before Tess Weatherly drew the Wildcats to within one point at 54-53 with 14 seconds on the clock. Mackay posted the 55th point for the Huskies at the free throw line with two seconds remaining and then a steal by the defense on the ensuing inbounds play by Northern Michigan sealed the win for Tech.

Botz paced the Huskies with 13 points followed by Kelliher with 11 points in Saturday's victory. Mackay tossed in nine points and had a team high four rebounds while Zenner collected nine additional points off the bench. Sophomore Cassidy Trotter finished with six points and had three steals on the defensive end of the floor.

As a team, the Huskies were 16 of 40 shooting from the field (40.0%), were 8 of 17 from three-point range (47.1%), and 15 of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). Tech came into the game averaging 17.6 points off turnovers per contest and in Saturday's win they produced 20 points off of 20 Wildcat miscues.

Lexi Smith guided Northern Michigan with 12 points followed by Lutz off the bench with 11 points. Jessica Schultz tacked on nine points and shared the team lead in rebounds with Darby Youngstrom and Dillinger at four each. Lutz ended the day with three assists and four steals.

In terms of team numbers, Northern Michigan made good 16 of 40 opportunities from the field (40.0%), connected on 4 of 12 chances from behind the three-point arc (33.3%), and converted on 17 of 24 looks at the charity stripe (70.8%). The Wildcats out-rebounded Tech 28-21, but were limited to just 14 points in the paint.

The Huskies will be back on the floor Thursday night when they travel to Purdue Northwest to begin round two of the GLIAC schedule. Tech topped the Pride 79-54 in the first meeting of the season on December 8th in Houghton. Thursday night's tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. eastern time.