MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Men's Basketball has made the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament for the second straight season and will head to Ferris State University to play in the GLIAC Quarterfinals Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
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Thursday at Michigan Tech: 7:30 P.M.
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| LAST TIME OUT
The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 74-53 victory at rival Michigan Technological University Thursday night. Four players reached double figures to give NMU the victory.
| SCORING POINTS
The Wildcats have the league's top two scorers in seniors Isaiah Johnson (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) and Naba Echols (Memphis, Tenn.). Johnson paces the GLIAC with an average of 20.4 points per game while Echols is right behind at 19.1. Johnson has reached 30 points three times this season and scored a career-high 33 points against Lewis University. Echols has scored a season-high 27 points twice this season,. The pair is also first and second in made free throws per game, with Johnson averaging 5.2 made free throws and Echols at 4.9 free throws per game.
| VALUE THE BALL
The Wildcats continue to take care of the ball each game as they commit just 9.2 turnovers per game this year. That total places NMU fourth in the country in turnovers per game. In total, Northern Michigan has committed 247 turnovers this season to put them seventh in all of Division II men's basketball. Opponents are committing over 12 turnovers a game against NMU.
| BLOCK PARTY
Defensively, junior Myles Howard (Chicago, Ill.) is atop the league with 76 blocks, averaging 2.9 blocks per game. He has swatted 25 more blocks than anyone else in the league. In addition to leading the GLIAC, Howard is fourth nationally in total blocks and is sixth in average.
| THE PLAYOFF PICTURE
The Wildcats enter the GLIAC Tournament as the #5 seed. With a win, the Wildcats will head to the top remaining seed to compete in the GLIAC Semifinals, taking place Saturday afternoon. With a win Friday, NMU would play in the GLIAC Championship Sunday.
| NMU VERSUS TECH
NMU leads the all-time series 69-65 over Ferris State but were unable to pick up a victory this season over the defending National Champions. In the last game at Ferris State, Echols tallied 26 points and tied a career-high with six three-pointers.