MARQUETTE, Mich. – The men recently split a weekend series with Parkside and Purdue Northwest. The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team defeated the Rangers Thursday night before dropping a tight overtime decision to the Pride on Saturday to go 1-1 on the weekend.
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THURSDAY VS. LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
SATURDAY VS. FERRIS STATE
| LAST TIME OUT
The men split their weekend with a win over Parkside before a heartbreaker in overtime Saturday against Purdue Northwest.
Myles Howard set a new school record, registering three blocks on Thursday night for 213 career blocked shots. He then followed up with an additional four on Saturday to improve the record to 217 blocks.
The Wildcats then dropped a battle on Saturday in overtime to the Pride, 65-62. After Sam Taylor tied things up with eight seconds remaining, the two teams fought hard through overtime with the Pride coming out on top. Myles Howard lobbed one up as time expired from behind half court, sending it just wide of the basket for the final.
Alec Fruin led the team in points on Saturday, boasting 17 while freshman Justin Kuehl tallied a career high 16, including 14 in the first half. Howard also grabbed 13 rebounds in the loss while adding four more blocked shots to his resume.
| SETTING RECORDS
Myles Howard now boasts 217 career blocked shots and holds sole possession of the NMU school record. Tying the record on Thursday night early in the second half, he then broke it with his third block of the night and 213th career block late in the game.
He was honored before Saturday afternoon's game where he added four more blocks to his impressive career total, bringing the record up to 217 blocked shots.
| CAREER NIGHT
Justin Kuehl, a freshman out of Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, sunk his first career three-pointer for the Wildcats in the first half against Purdue Northwest en route to his career high 16 point night.
He net 14 in the first half, breaking his previous best of six points in a single game, also against Purdue Northwest.
| NMU VERSUS LAKE STATE
Following their 65-40 victory over the Lakers in January, the men now hold a 65-41 all-time record against the GLIAC foe.
| NMU VERSUS FERRIS STATE
The Wildcats continue to hold the slight edge in the all-time series with the Bulldogs, owning a 69-66 record overall.
Last month the men dropped a 61-48 decision at home to the Bulldogs.
With a season record of 22-5, including an 11-4 record in GLIAC play, the Bulldogs currently rank atop the North Division while second in the league.
| 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.