No Event
Sat Nov 11
Final
57 Parkside
82 vs. Michigan Tech
Military Appreciation Weekend
Sun Nov 12
Final
80 Lewis
87 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 25
Final
57 Concordia-St. Paul
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Nov 30
Final
67 Saginaw Valley State
75 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 02
Final
70 Northwood
87 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 06
Final
86 Tiffin
68 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 01
Final
75 Grand Valley State
77 vs. Michigan Tech
$25,000 Truck Promo
Sat Feb 03
Final
46 Purdue Northwest
72 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 17
Final - OT
80 Lake Superior State
76 vs. Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Feb 22
Final - OT
78 Wayne State
81 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 24
Final - OT
101 Davenport
99 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 08
Final
62 Purdue Northwest
78 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 15
Final
39 UW-Stout
81 vs. Michigan Tech
Wed Dec 19
Final
50 Winona State
69 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 12
Final
75 Lake Superior State
67 vs. Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Jan 17
Final - OT
87 Grand Valley State
91 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 19
Final
77 Davenport
68 vs. 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 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 09
Final
75 Saginaw Valley State
54 vs. 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
Final
53 Michigan Tech
71 at Grand Valley State
Thu Feb 28
Final
74 Northern Michigan
53 vs. Michigan Tech
Senior Day
Sat Nov 09
Final
78 Michigan Tech
73 at McKendree
GLVC/GLIAC Challenge
Sun Nov 10
Final
54 Lewis
63 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Lebanon, Ill. GLVC/GLIAC Challenge
Sun Nov 17
Final
59 Michigan Tech
62 at Winona State
Sat Nov 23
Final
85 Minnesota Duluth
80 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Nov 29
Final
83 Michigan Tech
80 at Alaska Anchorage
Seawolf Thanksgiving Classic
Sat Nov 30
Final
65 Michigan Tech
57 vs. Alaska
@ Alaska Airlines Center - Anchorage, AK Seawolf Thanksgiving Classic
Thu Dec 05
Final
57 Saginaw Valley State
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 07
Final
59 Northwood
93 vs. Michigan Tech
Wed Dec 11
Final
72 Finlandia
119 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Dec 15
3:00 PM
Northern Michigan
vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 21
1:00 PM
Algoma University (Ontario)
vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 02
7:30 PM
Wayne State
vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 04
3:00 PM
Ashland
vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 09
8:30 PM
Michigan Tech
at Parkside
Sat Jan 11
4:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Purdue Northwest
Thu Jan 16
7:30 PM
Lake Superior State
vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 18
3:00 PM
Ferris State
vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 23
8:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Grand Valley State
Sat Jan 25
3:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Davenport
Thu Jan 30
8:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Northwood
Sat Feb 01
3:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Saginaw Valley State
Thu Feb 06
7:30 PM
Purdue Northwest
vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 08
2:00 PM
Parkside
vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 13
5:30 PM
Michigan Tech
at Ferris State
Sat Feb 15
3:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Lake Superior State
Thu Feb 20
7:30 PM
Davenport
vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 22
3:00 PM
Grand Valley State
vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 27
5:30 PM
Michigan Tech
at Northern Michigan
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Huskies Hold Back Lake Superior State 74-71

Bryan Heath

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team claimed a key 74-71 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win on the road Thursday night at Lake Superior State University. It was a back and forth battle for much of the night with the Huskies holding a 33-31 lead the break. Tech never trailed in the second half, but withstood a late charge by the Lakers to secure the win.

"The key to getting the win tonight was that we played the Michigan Tech way," Head Coach Kevin Luke said. "I thought we showed a lot of poise, played really well, and executed at a high level defensively. Credit to our players for turning in a great performance on the road in a tough place to play. We hit some big shots down the stretch and withstood Lake Superior State's run at the end of the game. We ran four different defenses tonight which helped take them out of rhythm a bit on offense. Credit to our guys for knowing those different methods and executing them pretty well.

"We'll enjoy this win for a moment tonight and then focus in on preparing for Ferris State Saturday. They are a tough team and will come at us with pressure, which we'll need to be able to handle. If we play with poise, we are going to be ok because their tempo and our tempo clash. So, if we can get the tempo to our style and take care of the basketball we'll give ourselves a chance at another win Saturday."

Lake Superior State (13-9, 9-7 GLIAC) got the upper hand early when Rog Stein broke through for the first two points of the night on layup with 18:24 left in the first half. Michigan Tech (11-12, 6-10 GLIAC) countered with a layup courtesy of freshman Owen White to knot the score at 2-2 on the ensuing possession. The Lakers then produced the next five points to go up 7-2 on a Tim Cairnduff triple at the 17:04 mark in the opening frame.

The Huskies didn't let the Lakers pull away and stayed within one to two possessions during the next few minutes. Trailing 13-9 with just over 12 minutes remaining until the break, freshman Jake Witt sparked the offense with a layup followed by a jumper from sophomore Isaac Appleby to deadlock the score at 13-13. Senior Bryan Heath then gave the Huskies their first lead of the evening on back to back two-point field goals. He is second found the bottom of the net with 9:55 on the clock, making it a 17-13 score.

The Lakers then bounced back with a 6-0 scoring run to recapture the edge at 19-17 on a Tim Cairnduff layup with 7:45 remaining until the intermission. The two sides traded point for point until the end of the half, resulting in eight ties and five lead changes. Tech engineered a four-point lead at 33-29 on an Appleby trey with 30 seconds on the first half clock, but Cairnduff fired in a fade away jumper for Lake Superior State right before the horn, slicing Tech's lead to 33-31 going into the locker room at halftime.

The Huskies answered the bell straight away to begin the second half, converting on a pair of field goals to construct a 38-31 cushion. Heath lined up a triple on the opening possession followed by a layup from Appleby. The Huskies lead stayed intact until Malek Adams evened things out again at 52-52 on a layup with 10:53 to play.

However, the game wouldn't stay tied for long as Tech quickly powered back in front on a mid-range jumper by sophomore Dawson Bilski. The Bilski basket ignited a 12-0 scoring burst for Tech which established a 64-52 separation with 8:19 to go in the game. Bilski ended up capping the run with a trey and was the producer of seven of the 12 points in the stretch.

The Lakers tightened things up again with three minutes to go in the contest when Adams drew Lake Superior State to within two points at 69-67 on a layup. The two sides traded free throws before Appleby filled up a three-point basket with 2:31 left in the second to push the score back out to two possessions at 73-68. Tech's defense then stood its ground in the final minutes, allowing just two points the rest of the night.

Following a successful free throw by Heath, Lake Superior State had one more chance to tie the score down 74-71 with under 10 seconds remaining. Blake Marquardt could not find the range on his triple try and the rebound went to the Huskies with 0.9 seconds showing on the clock. Tech ran out the clock from there to secure the 74-71 win.

Heath guided the Huskies with 18 points, connecting on 7 of 13 shot attempts from the field. He also hauled down four rebounds and produced three steals on the defensive end of the floor. Witt matched a season high with 14 points, five rebounds, and three blocked shots while Bilski contributed 13 points and a team high four assists in the victory. Appleby rounded out the double digit scorers with 12 points, going 5 for 7 from the floor. Sophomore Trent Bell reeled in a team high seven rebounds and chipped in eight points on offense.

In terms of team stats, the Huskies found the target on 25 of 50 shots from the field (50.0%), were 8 for 18 from three-point range (44.4%), and 16 of 19 at the charity stripe (84.2%). Tech out-rebounded Lake Superior State 28-26, scored 15 points off of 14 Laker turnovers, and had 28 points in the paint.

Stein had a game high 20 points for the Lakers followed by Adams with 18 points and Cairnduff with 13 points. Stein was the top rebounder with seven boards and Cairnduff issued a team best four assists. Lake Superior State closed the night making 27 of 58 shots from the field (46.6%), were 2 of 15 from behind the arc (13.3%), and 15 of 24 at the free throw line (62.5%).

The Huskies will be back in action Saturday afternoon when they travel to Ferris State for their second GLIAC showdown of the season against the Bulldogs. Ferris State notched a 78-67 win at home over Northern Michigan Thursday night. Saturday's tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. eastern time.