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
Thu Oct 24
Final
41 Michigan Tech
54 at Wis.-Green Bay
Exhibition
Fri Nov 01
Final
49 Finlandia
98 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 09
Final
73 Michigan Tech
63 at Lewis
GLVC/GLIAC CROSSOVER
Sun Nov 10
Final
71 Michigan Tech
75 vs. William Jewell
@ Romeoville, Ill. GLVC/GLIAC CROSSOVER
Fri Nov 15
Final
61 Michigan Tech
65 vs. St. Cloud State
@ Moorhead, Minn.
Sat Nov 16
Final
50 Michigan Tech
76 at MSU-Moorhead
Mon Nov 18
Final
80 Michigan Tech
75 at Minnesota State
Fri Nov 22
Final
65 Concordia-St. Paul
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Nov 24
Final
69 Minnesota Duluth
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Dec 05
Final
60 Saginaw Valley State
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 07
Final
46 Northwood
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Dec 15
Final
28 Northern Michigan
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 02
Final
55 Wayne State
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 04
Final
85 Ashland
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 09
Final
73 Michigan Tech
81 at Parkside
Sat Jan 11
Final
75 Michigan Tech
55 at Purdue Northwest
Westville, Ind.
Thu Jan 16
Final
52 Lake Superior State
62 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 18
Final - OT
80 Ferris State
73 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 23
Final
44 Michigan Tech
70 at Grand Valley State
Sat Jan 25
Final
66 Michigan Tech
81 at Davenport
Thu Jan 30
Final
50 Michigan Tech
62 at Northwood
Sat Feb 01
Final
77 Michigan Tech
85 at Saginaw Valley State
Thu Feb 06
Final
53 Purdue Northwest
63 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 08
Final
80 Parkside
66 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 13
Final
70 Michigan Tech
79 at Ferris State
Sat Feb 15
Final
75 Michigan Tech
61 at Lake Superior State
Thu Feb 20
Final
60 Davenport
74 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 22
Final
70 Grand Valley State
49 vs. Michigan Tech
Senior Day
Thu Feb 27
Final
51 Michigan Tech
48 at Northern Michigan
Tue Mar 03
Final
34 Michigan Tech
65 at Grand Valley State
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Huskies Edge Northern Michigan 51-48

Team Huddle

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team kept the 2019-20 campaign alive with a 51-48 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win Thursday night at rival Northern Michigan. The Huskies outscored the Wildcats 20-6 in the second quarter and held on at the end to advance to the GLIAC Tournament starting Tuesday.

"Every time we play here it comes down to the wire," Michigan Tech Head Coach Sam Hoyt said. "We gave up too many open three-point shots in the first quarter, but once we were able to take those away, our defense sparked our offense. I thought Sara Dax and Cassidy Trotter made some big plays for us in the first half and throughout the night it took a full team effort for us to get this win. We needed everyone to make shots and defensive stops at various points in the game and credit to our players for coming through in key situations. I am very proud of the heart our players showed throughout the game. We needed this win to get into the tournament and once you make the postseason anything can happen."

Things did not look good early for Michigan Tech (11-16, 9-11 GLIAC) when Northern Michigan (13-15, 10-10 GLIAC) jumped out to a 6-0 lead on three-point baskets by Amber Huebner and Makaylee Kuhn. The Huskies were finally able to get on the board with just under five minutes remaining in the first quarter on a short jumper by freshman Sara Dax to make it 6-2. The Wildcats then doubled their point total to 12 with two more triples from Kuhn to make it 12-2 with 3:48 left in the first period.

Tech spent a timeout and then over the next few minutes began to settle in a bit more. Dax added another point at the free throw line followed by a jumper in the paint by senior Michelle LaFave. Sophomore Ellie Mackay brought the Huskies to within five points at 12-7 on jumper just inside the arc with 2:27 showing on the first quarter clock. Erin Honkala recorded the final basket of the period for Northern Michigan, resulting in a 14-7 deficit for Tech with 10 minutes in the books.

The tide of Thursday night's game began to change in the second quarter. Kuhn advanced to the rim for a layup in the opening minute, but the Huskies would hold the Wildcats to just four points for the remainder of the quarter. Senior Abbie Botz for Tech and Jessica Schultz for Northern Michigan then exchanged free throws before an 8-0 Tech scoring run made it 18-17 NMU with 6:12 left in the first half. Botz, senior Ellie Welsh, and junior Cassidy Trotter cashed in layups followed by two Trotter free throws to account for the scoring.

Still trailing 20-17 with 5:41 left in the second frame, the Huskies proceeded to engineer a 10-0 scoring burst to grab a 27-20 advantage at halftime. Mackay gave the Huskies their first lead of the evening at 21-20 on a jumper at the 2:56 mark and Trotter would pick up the final six points in the last two minutes.

Botz constructed Tech's biggest lead of the contest at the outset of the second half when she made it a nine-point game at 29-20 on two free throws with 7:44 to play in the third. However, Northern Michigan kept the Huskies from extending the gap further and when the third quarter was over, Tech's lead stood at 36-31.

Schultz notched the first two points of the fourth period for the Wildcats and suddenly the lead for Tech was down to 36-33. Mackay and Welsh answered with key field goals for the Huskies to bump the score out to three possessions again 40-33. Throughout the fourth quarter the Wildcats would close in, but each time the Huskies responded with a key field goal or free throws to remain in front.

Northern Michigan closed the gap to one point twice in the last three minutes, but Trotter and Dax came through with a jumper and free throws respectively. The Wildcats eventually had a chance to tie it in the closing seconds, but a triple from Kuhn went off target and Botz was there to secure the defensive rebound for the Huskies and run out the clock to preserve the 51-48 victory.

Mackay and Trotter each guided the Huskies with 14 points followed by Botz with eight points, five rebounds, and three steals. LaFave chipped in four points, four rebounds, and had a team best two assists. Tech made 17 of 47 shots from the field (36.2%), were 1 for 8 from behind the arc (12.5%), and 16 of 18 at the free throw line (88.9%). The Huskies produced 14 points off of 13 Northern Michigan miscues while delivering 24 points in the paint.

Kuhn led the Wildcats with 19 points followed by Schultz with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Honkola chipped in eight points and hauled down a game high 13 rebounds. Northern Michigan couldn't get much going on offense, making just 15 of 53 shots from the field (28.3%). The Wildcats were successful on 6 of 19 looks from long distance (31.6%) and were 12 for 16 at the charity stripe. Northern Michigan out-rebounded Tech 44-26 with 14 coming on the offensive end of the floor. However, the Wildcats were only able to generate six second chance points.

The Huskies advance to the GLIAC Tournament to play Grand Valley State on the road Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round. Tech is the No. 7 seed in this year's tournament while the Lakers hold the No. 2 seed. The tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. eastern time.