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
Final
64 Northern Michigan
61 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
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Huskies Fall in Home Opener to Minnesota Duluth

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team faced the University of Minnesota Duluth in the 2019-20 home opener at the SDC Gym and fell just short 85-80 Saturday afternoon. The Huskies rallied from a couple of double-digit deficits to get within striking distance, but the Bulldogs were able to hold off the late Tech charge.

"Credit goes to Minnesota Duluth because they are a very good club that can defend hard and has a lot of weapons on offense," Michigan Tech Head Coach Kevin Luke said. "When we are able to find a good rhythm and become more fluid, we are going to be a good team too. We can see that the pieces are there, but we haven't been able to gel quite yet and we'll continue to work on that. We improved as a team today, which is key for us as we look to get better.

"We have Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks next, who will both be tough teams, especially with the travel. Anchorage has an up-tempo team and Fairbanks has some very capable players as well. It's going to be fun because it will be the first time for all of us to travel to Alaska and they have a great arena to compete in which will be an awesome experience for our players. It will also be good spending Thanksgiving together with the whole team."

Michigan Tech (2-2) broke through for the first four points of Saturday's game when junior Trent Bell recorded a layup following an offensive rebound with just over a minute gone by. Senior Tommy Lucca then made it a 4-0 score with the first two of a career high 34 points in the contest. His previous single game career high was 29 points, set at Lake Superior State on February 4, 2017.

Minnesota Duluth (5-1) slipped in front 8-6 on a triple by Brandon Myer at the 15:24 mark, but the Huskies stormed back to regain the edge with five consecutive points of their own. Lucca fired in a three-point bucket and sophomore Owen White worked his way to the basket for a layup, giving Tech an 11-8 lead with 13:47 to play in the first half.

The Huskies continued to lead 15-12 on the strength of a mid-range jumper from White with 11:21 to go until the break. However, the Bulldogs would put together a 13-0 scoring run to build a 25-15 cushion with just under eight minutes remaining in the first half. Jack Middleton found the target on a jumper to cap the scoring burst by Minnesota Duluth.

The Huskies were able to counter with a 12-2 run of their own over the next four minutes to deadlock the score at 27-27. Junior Dawson Bilski did the honors by filling up a three-point basket with 4:30 remaining on the first half clock. Tech recaptured the lead 37-36 on a free throw by senior Kyle Monroe with 42 seconds left in the half, but Minnesota Duluth closed out the first frame with the final four points. Logan Rohrscheib converted two attempts at the free throw line to give the Bulldogs a 40-37 lead going into the intermission.

Michigan Tech tied the game at 40-40 thanks to a trio of points from White out of the gate to begin the second half. The two sides then traded baskets over the next few minutes, although the Bulldogs held the lead for the majority of that time. The contest remained within a two-possession margin until a three-point basket by Hunter Plamann made it a 61-53 score with 9:25 to go.

The Bulldogs constructed their largest lead of the game at 69-58 on two free throws from Myer with 5:39 remaining in the second half. Tech didn't go quietly and battled back to within three points in the final minute of Saturday's game. Lucca had a couple of conventional three-point plays to draw the Huskies to within three points again at 80-77 with 52 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs countered with three points of their own before Tech freshman Eric Carl answered with a trey with under 15 seconds left to make it 83-80. With four seconds on the clock though, Rohrscheib sealed the win for the Bulldogs on two successful free throws.

Lucca led all scorers on Saturday with 34 points by knocking down 12 of 19 attempts from the floor while going a perfect 7 for 7 at the free throw line. In addition to his points total, Lucca grabbed seven rebounds and dished out eight assists. Bilski followed with 12 points and six rebounds while White rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points and five rebounds. Bell chipped in nine points for Tech and Monroe wrapped up the contest with seven points.

As a team, the Huskies connected on 31 of 67 shots from the field (46.3%), were 7 for 22 from three-point range (31.8%), and 11 of 12 at the charity stripe (91.7%). Tech posted 38 points in the paint and forced 14 Minnesota Duluth turnovers which turned into 15 points on the offensive end of the floor.

Plamann had 19 points off the bench to lead the Bulldogs in Saturday's game. Myer followed with 18 points and a game high 12 rebounds; Alex Illikainen tossed in 16 points and Rohrscheib chipped in 11 points. The Bulldogs found success on 27 of 61 shots from the field (44.3%), were 10 for 26 from long distance (38.5%), and 21 of 25 at the free throw line (84.0%).

The Huskies are back on the court Friday night in a non-conference showdown at Alaska Anchorage followed by a battle with Alaska Fairbanks Saturday. Friday's tip-off is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. eastern time with Saturday's contest slated for a 9:15 p.m. eastern time start.