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
5:30 PM
Winona State
Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 03
7:30 PM
Michigan Tech
at Ashland
Sat Jan 05
3:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Wayne State
Thu Jan 10
7:30 PM
Ferris State
Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 12
3:00 PM
Lake Superior State
Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 17
7:30 PM
Grand Valley State
Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 19
3:00 PM
Davenport
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
No Event
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Huskies Tripped Up by Lewis in Season Opener

Huskies Tripped Up by Lewis in Season Opener

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team began the 2018-19 season Saturday in Marquette, falling in a non-conference showdown to a good Lewis University team 74-53. The Huskies stayed on the heels of the Flyers until late in the first half when they pulled away and created some separation.

"Lewis is a really good club and their athleticism and experience made the difference in today's game," Michigan Tech Head Coach Kevin Luke said. "We had a hard time getting into a rhythm on offense which hurt us this afternoon. I thought we did a decent job getting the ball inside, but we have to keep working on it and building our confidence. We have to rest up tonight and get ready to face another good GLVC team tomorrow in McKendree."

Lewis (1-0) generated the first basket of the contest after a two-minute draught on offense by both teams at the outset. Kendale McCullum worked his way inside for a layup to make it a 2-0 score at the 18:03 mark of the first half. Freshman Jake Witt quickly countered with his first career field goal for Michigan Tech (0-1), tying the score at 2-2.

The Flyers would notch the next four points to go on top 6-2, but sophomore Dawson Bilski drained a triple which brought the Huskies with within one again at 6-5 with 16:15 remaining in the opening 20 minutes. Sophomore Trent Bell eventually evened the scales at 8-8 with a three-point bucket of his own at the 14:15 mark of the opening half.

However, the Flyers put together a 7-0 scoring run to create a three possession lead with just under 12 minutes to go until the intermission. Jake Reinhart made the layup to establish a 15-8 gap for the Huskies. Freshman Owen White quickly made it a two possession game again though at 15-10 on a layup which was set in motion on a steal from sophomore Isaac Appleby.

Unfortunately, Lewis layups courtesy of Marco Pettinato and Donovan Oliver pushed the Flyers advantage out to 19-10 with 9:04 left in the first. The Huskies were able to cut the deficit to seven points three times to stay within striking distance until the later moments of the half. Two Appleby free throws sliced the gap to 19-12 at the 8:13 mark and then a Witt mid-range jumper that followed up a Dre Bell layup closed things to seven points once more at 21-14.

Dre Bell of Lewis and senior Bryan Heath of Tech then exchanged three-point baskets with 7:10 to play in the first and at that juncture the lead for the Flyers held at 24-17. The Flyers then put together an 8-0 scoring burst which created a 15-point separation. McCullum got to the rim for a dunk with 4:28 on the clock and put the exclamation point on the run. The Flyers carried a 38-24 advantage into the locker room at halftime and the Huskies were unable to get within single digits the rest of the way.

Michigan Tech had two players with 12 or more points in Saturday's contest, led by Appleby with 15 points on a 4 of 7 shooting performance from the field. He also tied with Bilski for a team high four rebounds, distributed four assists, and disrupted the Lewis offense with three steals on defense. Heath added 12 points and recorded six of them at the charity stripe. Witt nearly reached a double digit point total with eight in his first career collegiate game. As a team, the Huskies were 16 of 52 from the floor (30.8%), 7 of 20 from three-point range (35.0%), and 14 for 17 at the free throw line (82.4%).

Delaney Blaylock had a game high 21 points for the Flyers and in addition grabbed six rebounds, delivered four assists, and had one steal on defense. McCullum chipped in 15 points and reeled in a game high nine rebounds. He also boasted a game high five assists and four steals. Donovan Oliver came up just shy of the 10-point threshold with nine points on Saturday.

The Flyers were successful on 31 of 57 shots from the field (54.4%), were on target with 7 of 12 looks from behind the arc (58.3%), and 5 for 10 at the free throw line (50.0%). Lewis out-rebounded Tech 38-27 and both teams committed 17 turnovers.

The Huskies will be back on the court Sunday afternoon in Marquette against McKendree University at 1 p.m. The game can be heard locally on WKMJ Mix93 and live online media can be accessed by clicking here.