No Event
No Event
No Event
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 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 02
Final
54 Northwood
81 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 06
Final
42 Tiffin
79 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 01
Final
61 Grand Valley State
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 03
Final
38 Purdue Northwest
64 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 17
Final
65 Lake Superior State
75 vs. Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Feb 22
Final
71 Wayne State
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 24
Final
44 Davenport
60 vs. Michigan Tech
Wed Feb 28
Final
67 Ferris State
57 vs. 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 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Nov 18
Final - OT
72 Minnesota State
68 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 08
Final
54 Purdue Northwest
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 15
Final
65 Lewis
51 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 12
Final
40 Lake Superior State
67 vs. Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Jan 17
Final
53 Grand Valley State
35 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 19
Final
44 Davenport
70 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 09
Final
54 Saginaw Valley State
79 vs. 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
Final
72 Michigan Tech
53 at Davenport
Sat Feb 23
Final
46 Michigan Tech
75 at Grand Valley State
Thu Feb 28
Final
55 Northern Michigan
60 vs. Michigan Tech
Senior Day
Tue Mar 05
Final
48 Northwood
78 vs. Michigan Tech
GLIAC Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 09
Final
61 Michigan Tech
77 vs. Ashland
@ Allendale, Mich. GLIAC Tournament Semifinal
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PREVIEW: Huskies Open Postseason against Northwood

Abbie Botz driving to the basket

Michigan Tech Game Notes (PDF)
Tues. Mar. 5 • 5:30 p.m. vs Northwood
Michigan Tech (20-8) vs Northwood University (13-15)
Radio: WKMJ Mix 93 FM (Mitch Lake)
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Audio Stream: Pasty.net
Live Stats: http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/sports/wbkb/2018-19/schedule

WEEK 16 IN REVIEW
The Huskies clinched their 16th Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division/Conference title this past Thursday night with a 60-55 victory over rival Northern Michigan in the 2018-19 regular season finale at the SDC gym. Tech also locked down the No. 3 seed in the GLIAC Tournament which sets up a quarterfinal contest against Northwood University Tuesday at home beginning at 5:30 p.m. eastern time. The Huskies led by as many as 10 points against the Wildcats, but Northern Michigan fought back to reclaim the edge at 53-51 with just over three minutes to go in the game. Sophomore Cassidy Trotter stepped up for the Huskies and connected on what would arguably be the shot of the night. Trotter lined up a triple from the top of the key on the ensuing possession, vaulting the Huskies ahead once again 54-53. Junior Ellie Welsh followed with a layup and from there Tech held off Northern Michigan for the 60-55 victory.

Four Huskies produced 10 or more points in Thursday's game, powered by junior Abbie Botz and freshman Ellie Mackay with 12 points each. Botz reeled in 10 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the year. Senior Elizabeth Kelliher followed with 11 points while adding three more blocked shots to her season totals. Kelliher is also just 17 points shy of reaching 1,000 career points going into the postseason. Junior Ellie Welsh rounded out the double digit scorers with 10 points and distributed a team high four assists in the victory. As a team, the Huskies made 20 of 45 shots from the field (44.4%), were 7 for 11 from behind the arc (63.6%), and 13 of 16 at the charity stripe (81.3%). Tech outscored Northern Michigan 24-18 in the paint and produced 28 points off of 23 Wildcat miscues.

POSTSEASON SUCCESS
The Michigan Tech women's basketball program has a storied history of postseason success. The Huskies punched their ticket to the postseason for the 29th consecutive time in 2018-19, winning the GLIAC North Division title while finishing third in the overall regular season standings. Tech has secured the GLIAC Tournament Championship seven times in program history, with the most recent coming during the 2014-15 campaign. The Huskies have also reached the NCAA Tournament 19 times in program history, including four regional titles. Tech qualified for the regionals last season and have been there four of the last eight seasons, advancing to the NCAA National Championship contest in 2011. Tech's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament occurred during the 1990-91 season under Head Coach Kevin Borseth when the team made it to the regional title game.

GLIAC TOURNAMENT
Michigan Tech enters this year's GLIAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed and will face the No. 6 seed Northwood University in the quarterfinals Tuesday night in the SDC Gym. The Huskies are coming off their second straight GLIAC North Division title and will be in the tournament for the 29th straight season. Tech has won the first two meetings of the season against the Timberwolves 78-68 in Midland on December 1st and 70-40 in Houghton on February 7th. The other teams to make this year's conference tournament field are Ashland, Grand Valley State, Northern Michigan, Ferris State, Parkside, and Wayne State.

GLIAC STATISTICAL RANKINGS
The Huskies are 28 games into the season and continue to rank near the top in multiple GLIAC statistical categories. The Huskies are fifth in the conference in scoring at 65.0 points per game, fifth in the conference in assists per game (14.1), third in opponents field goal percentage (36.8%), and second in opponents three-point percentage (28.5%). The Huskies are third in points allowed per game (56.4), fourth in field goals made per game (24.8), third in field goal percentage (43.6%), fifth in three-point baskets made per game (7.2), and second in blocks per game (4.8). Kelliher checks in at No. 4 in the rankings in field goal percentage (58.2%) while Mackay is sixth in three-point shooting percentage (41.4%). Trotter is sixth in the GLIAC in assists per game (3.6) and Welsh is 15th in assists per game (2.3). Botz ranks sixth in the conference in rebounding (8.2) while Kelliher is fifth in blocks per game (2.1).

SERIES VS NORTHWOOD
Michigan Tech owns a 56-18 lead in the all-time series with Northwood which began back in 1981. The Huskies have secured four straight victories, including the two previous battles during the 2018-19 campaign. Tech got past Northwood in Midland 78-68 on December 1st and followed that up with a 70-40 triumph over the Timberwolves on February 7th in Houghton. Botz had 21 points and nine rebounds in the road win and then at home Botz poured in 17 points for the Huskies against the Timberwolves. Mackay had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the home victory for Tech. The most recent win in the series for Northwood was a 61-52 decision on February 2nd, 2017 in Midland. Tuesday's quarterfinal game will be the 75th all-time meeting between the two programs.

SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION
Northwood enters the postseason with an overall record of 13-15 while completing the GLIAC schedule with an even mark of 10-10. The Timberwolves have played well down the stretch and are winners of their last two contests. Northwood powered past Saginaw Valley State 73-42 in the final regular season game on Thursday night. The Timberwolves topped Wayne State 78-72 on February 23rd and posted 73 points against Grand Valley State in an 87-73 loss on February 16th. Tuesday's game will be the first road test for the Timberwolves since a 68-59 win at Davenport on February 14th. Northwood had four straight games at home to close out the regular season.

The Timberwolves are one of the better defenses in the GLIAC, holding opponents to 64.1 points per game, which is fifth best in the league going into the tournament. Northwood is also a solid perimeter shooting team, ranking second in the conference in three-point baskets made per contest at 7.5. Ellie Taylor and Grace German are the top two point producers for the Timberwolves with scoring averages of 13.0 and 11.0 points per game respectively. German is converting on 55.8 percent of her chances from the field and leads the club in rebounding at 9.2 boards per night. Kenzie Seeley chips in 10.2 points per game and distributes a team best 3.8 assists per 40 minutes. As a team, Northwood is averaging 63.3 points per game this season.

COACH HOYT
Sam Hoyt was named as the ninth head coach of the Michigan Tech women's basketball program, Director of Athletics Suzanne Sanregret announced Tuesday (May 29). Hoyt returns to Tech from the University of Sioux Falls where she served as an assistant coach. Hoyt was a standout player for the Huskies, helping lead the program to the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship game as well as garnering multiple individual awards, including All-American Honorable Mention honors. Hoyt brings a wealth of coaching experience to Tech from both the NCAA Division I and II levels. In Hoyt's most recent stop at the University of Sioux Falls, she was involved in all facets of the program. She played an integral role in player development, served as the recruiting coordinator, created scouting reports, ran summer camps, and had responsibilities for film breakdown. Hoyt is Michigan Tech's seventh all-time leading scorer, amassing 1,434 career points during her four-year career which spanned 124 games. Hoyt owns the second highest career free throw percentage in program history at 84.8 percent and is tied for the second highest single season free throw percentage at 89.5 percent. The Huskies boasted an overall record of 103-22 during her career as a player.

NEXT UP
If the Huskies win Tuesday's quarterfinal game against Northwood, they will advance to the GLIAC Final Four which will be hosted by the highest remaining seed. The semifinal round is scheduled for Saturday with the tournament championship contest slated for Sunday.