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
Final
64 Northern Michigan
61 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 21
Final
60 Algoma University (Ontario)
117 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 02
Final
68 Wayne State
80 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 04
Final
63 Ashland
76 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 09
Final
56 Michigan Tech
69 at Parkside
Sat Jan 11
Final
84 Michigan Tech
77 at Purdue Northwest
Westville, Ind.
Thu Jan 16
Final
81 Lake Superior State
102 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 18
Final
90 Ferris State
102 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 23
Final - OT
93 Michigan Tech
95 at Grand Valley State
Sat Jan 25
Final
69 Michigan Tech
61 at Davenport
Thu Jan 30
Final
63 Michigan Tech
68 at Northwood
Sat Feb 01
Final
69 Michigan Tech
73 at Saginaw Valley State
Thu Feb 06
Final
72 Purdue Northwest
82 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 08
Final
55 Parkside
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 13
Final
71 Michigan Tech
76 at Ferris State
Sat Feb 15
Final
69 Michigan Tech
63 at Lake Superior State
Thu Feb 20
Final
63 Davenport
73 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 22
Final
70 Grand Valley State
78 vs. Michigan Tech
Senior Day
Thu Feb 27
Final
91 Michigan Tech
61 at Northern Michigan
Tue Mar 03
Final
56 Saginaw Valley State
75 vs. Michigan Tech
GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 07
Final
69 Michigan Tech
53 at Grand Valley State
GLIAC Tournament Semifinal
Sun Mar 08
Final
57 Northwood
68 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Allendale Charter Township, MI GLIAC Tournament Championship
Sat Mar 14
Cancelled
Bellarmine
vs. Michigan Tech
@ Indianapolis NCAA Midwest Regional
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Preview: Huskies men's basketball travels to Northwood

Preview: Huskies men's basketball travels to Northwood
MICHIGAN TECH at NORTHWOOD
Date Friday-Saturday, January 15-16, 2021
Time 6:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Location Riepma Arena | Midland, Michigan
Radio Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ
Online Audio Mix 93 WKMJ | Pasty.net
Video Stream Friday | Saturday | Northwood Sports Network
Game Notes Michigan Tech 
Live Stats FridaySaturday
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Tech's Record  1-1 | 1-1 GLIAC
Northwood's Record  2-0 | 2-0 GLIAC

 

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Leading off a five-game road swing, the Michigan Tech men's basketball team will tip off with Northwood University (2-0) Friday, January 15 at 6 p.m., followed by a second game Saturday, January 16 at 3 p.m. After splitting with Purdue Northwest last weekend, the Huskies hope to insert junior guard Owen White into the lineup for the first time and build on their win on opening night.

LAST TIME OUT

Dawson Bilski scored 24 points to help the team grab a 68-59 win over Purdue Northwest last Saturday afternoon. The Huskies linked together a 17-0 run in the first half and used that momentum to hold off PNW's second half push. Trent Bell finished with 14 points, eight assists, and five rebounds. Eric Carl made it to double-figures with 11 points, four rebounds. MTU shot 40-percent.

Sunday, PNW used a strong second half to pull away from the Huskies 76-52. Carl had a strong outing with 14 points (one point shy of his career high) but Purdue Northwest won the rebound battle 44-32 and caused 14 Tech turnovers. The Huskies lost for the first time since February 13 (L, 76-71 Ferris State), ending an eight-game win streak which included three conference tournament victories.

OWEN WHITE RETURNS

Rhinelander, Wisconsin native Owen White is expected to return to the lineup this weekend and was a pre-season all-GLIAC selection along with Bilski. White is listed as a 6-foot-6-inch guard and was a member of the GLIAC all-defensive team in 2019-20, as well as the GLIAC all-tournament team. As a sophomore, he started all 31 games and posted 12.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per night.

He really shined in the post-season and averaged 19.0 points per game during Tech's memorable run to the conference championship. In the semifinal victory at Grand Valley State, White notched a new career high 27 points. He is also a capable rebounder and has nine rebounds to his name in two prior games. White was named Bill Gappy Most Improved Player and with two years of collegiate experience, he adds a veteran presence to the MTU lineup.

BILSKI STARTS OUT

Bilski was named All-GLIAC first team in 2019-20 and started all 31 games for Tech. He was second on the team in scoring thanks to a 14.6 points per game average. He also finished second in the conference in three-point shooting percentage (48.1-percent) and was tabbed North Division Player of the Week twice during the regular season.

Bilski played 58 minutes on opening weekend and shot 38-percent overall, 31-percent from beyond the arc. After leading the team in points Saturday, Bilski and the rest of the team struggled to score the following day and he finished just 3-for-10 in overall field goal tries.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

All six teams in the GLIAC North Division split games on opening weekend. Only Ferris State and Purdue Northwest had the luxury of playing non-conference games as a primer to the regular season. Walt Kelser (Ferris State) leads the conference with 25.3 points per game. His top performance came on December 30 with 38 points and 80-percent shooting in a 105-55 win over Olivet. Vincent Miszkiewicz (Purdue Northwest) had double-double efforts in both games against the Huskies last weekend. He holds the top spot in the GLIAC in rebounds per game at 12.5.

In the South Division, Northwood (2-0) and Grand Valley State (2-0) are the only remaining undefeated squads.

SCOUTING THE TIMBERWOLVES

Northwood is 2-0 this season. The Timberwolves defeated Davenport University two straight games on the road last week. The team announce a coaching change in April as Jeff Rekeweg stepped down and the University promoted Rekeweg's assistant coach for six seasons Lonnie Griffin to the position. Rekeweg had led the program for nine years, including last year's run to the GLIAC Championship, where they fell to Michigan Tech 68-57 in Allendale.

The Huskies will need to be aware of dangerous junior guard Jack Ammerman throughout the series. Ammerman had a breakout sophomore season that saw him average 12.3 points per game. He also averaged nearly 17 points over the final nine games of the year and set a school record for free throw percentage in a season (92.7-percent). In addition, Northwood returned senior Evan Lowden, who scored double-figures in five of the team's final 10 games last year.

Northwood is notably younger this season with newcomers including Jean Pierre Frederick, Richard Nunez, Quentin Richardson, La'Tavius Vaughter, and Chaz Woods. Of the above, Quentin Richardson was the most productive last week with 7.5 points per game and 25.5 minutes on the floor. The Timberwolves were tabbed to finish sixth in the 2020-21 GLIAC pre-season coaches' poll.

PRE-SEASON GLIAC POLLS

Tech was selected second in the GLIAC North Division Coaches' Poll with 50 votes and one first place vote. The Huskies finished the 2019-20 season with a 23-8 record, 14-6 in the conference. MTU went 13-2 at home, 7-6 away, and 3-0 at neutral sites. Ferris State (60) took the top spot in the division. The Huskies were the only team in the conference to have two pre-season all-GLIAC selections (Bilski and White). Jake VanTubbergen (Grand Valley State) was pre-season player of the year.

FRESHMAN IMPRESSION

Adam Hobson (Stoughton, Michigan) played 37 minutes in his debut weekend and scored nine points with six rebounds, one steal, and two assists. Brad Simonsen (Houghton, Michigan) marked six minutes on the hardwood and grabbed one rebound. Jason Waterman (Negaunee, Michigan), Matt Ojala (Mohawk, Michigan), and Pete Calcaterra (Boyne City, Michigan) also made brief appearances.

2019-20 RECAP

Michigan Tech earned the No. 3 seed in the GLIAC tournament and won its quarterfinal game against Saginaw Valley State 75-56. They followed with a road victory at Grand Valley State 69-53 in the semifinals, then defeated Northwood in Allendale, Michigan 68-57 in the championship. The season was scrapped prior to the NCAA Midwest Regional, in which the Huskies would have played Bellarmine on March 14.

Kyle Monroe was named the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Men's Player of the Year. He also earned All-American honors by the NABC and the D2CCA. He was the D2CCA Midwest Region Player of the Year and First Team NABC All-Midwest Region. Monroe was the GLIAC Player of the Year while also receiving All-GLIAC First Team honors, the GLIAC Tournament MVP, and the GLIAC Player of the Week eight times in 2019-20

The Huskies have won eight conference titles and made 10 NCAA tournament appearances in program history. 

COACHING STAFF

Kevin Luke, the winningest coach in Michigan Tech basketball history begins his 27th season leading the Huskies in 2020-21. He has earned a plethora of accolades since his appointment as the program's 11th head coach in May of 1994. Luke has guided the Huskies to five Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles, earned nine NCAA Tournament berths and won his 400th game in an 83-72 victory over Northwood on January 19, 2017.

Luke has forged a reputation as a dedicated worker with an intense, competitive drive in all facets of life. In addition to his basketball responsibilities, Luke serves as Michigan Tech's associate athletic director, a post to which he was named in May of 2005.

Josh Buettner was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2020-21 season after serving the last 13 seasons as assistant coach. He has recruited four All-Americans and numerous All-GLIAC first team selections since his appointment. Buettner graduated from Tech in 2005 and played professionally in Europe for three years.