MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Men's Basketball team comes back to the Berry Events Center this weekend and hosts GLIAC leader Ferris State University Thursday and Lake Superior State Saturday.
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THURSDAY VS. FERRIS STATE (GAME HOST: STONEHOUSE WINDOW & DOOR
SATURDAY VS. LAKE SUPERIOR STATE (GAME HOST: CULVER'S)
| LAST TIME OUT
The Wildcats split their two games this past weekend as they defeated Purdue University Northwest 81-67 Thursday night. NMU was led by four players in double figures. However, the team fell to University of Wisconsin Parkside 78-60 Saturday afternoon.
| TAYLOR'S BIG WEEKEND
Senior Sam Taylor (Chicago, Ill.) had his best week of the season as he averaged 20 points per game. Against the Pride, he tallied a season-high 23 points while making a career high nine shots. The 23 points are the most since he scored 25 points against Lewis University on November 11, 2017. He then added 17 points at Parkside Saturday afternoon.
| SETTING A NEW CAREER HIGH
Sophomore Troy Summers (Grayling, Mich.) reached a new career high against PNW with 21 points after making eight baskets, also a career high, and five free throws for a new season high. It was the third time this season that Summers reached double figures.
| GETTING CLOSER TO A RECORD
Senior Myles Howard (Chicago, Ill.) continues to display great defense this season and continues to inch closer to the school record for blocks. Against Purdue Northwest, Howard recorded six blocked shots, and then added another block at Parkside. His seven blocks over the week now give him 196 career blocks and moves him to just 17 blocks away from the school record. The two-time GLIAC All-Defense honoree added 6.5 rebounds and seven points per game last week.
| NMU VERSUS FERRIS STATE
NMU has a 69-65 advantage in the series that dates back to the 1925-26 season. Last season, Ferris State hit a three at the buzzer to defeat the Wildcats in the Berry Events Center but NMU answered by beating the Bulldogs in the GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinals. FSU is 17-2 on the season and seek their third straight win. Their two losses are by a combined six points.
| NMU VERSUS LAKE STATE
The Wildcats stopped a recent skid against the Lakers last year with a 73-58 victory and now has a 64-41 lead in the all-time series. Lake State is 6-9 on the season and 3-4 in the GLIAC but have dropped their last three contests. LSSU heads to Michigan Technological University Thursday night.
| 50 YEARS OF WOMEN'S SPORTS
Throughout the 2019-20 season, NMU will celebrate the history of Women's Sports at Northern Michigan. Fans are encouraged to contribute with their favorite and most memorable moments and athletes of NMU women's sports. Please go to THIS LINK to contribute your favorite or most memorable moment and athletes. More information on this year's celebration can be found HERE.