January 4, 2011

Wildcat Men Head to Houghton

Wildcats at Huskies
Wildcats at Huskies

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan men’s basketball team will finish up its three-game road trip with a game in Houghton as the Wildcats take on rival Michigan Tech on Thursday (Jan. 6). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.

DeAndre Taylor is the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North player of the week. Taylor led the ‘Cats to a split of games over the weekend, including the first conference win for NMU on Thursday. Taylor averaged 21.5 points per game while shooting 58 percent from the field. Taylor also had 11 rebounds and seven steals on the weekend. He scored 22 points in the 82-72 win over Ohio Dominican on Thursday and 21 points in the 73-76 loss to Tiffin on Sunday.

NMU is 6-6 on the season and 1-4 in the GLIAC. Jared Benson leads the ‘Cats in scoring at 17.3 points per game, good for fifth in the GLIAC. He leads the conference in field goal percentage at 61.9 percent and is fourth in blocks (18). DeAndre Taylor is second in the GLIAC in steals (25). Matt Everson is fourth in the GLIAC in assists per game (4.3).

Michigan Tech is 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the GLIAC. The Huskies and Wildcats met in Marquette on Dec. 4 with MTU winning, 109-84. The Huskies have lost two in a row and have four players averaging double figures led by Mike Hojnacki’s 18.9 points per game.

The game tips off at 5:30 p.m. from Houghton. Ryan Beckman brings you all the action on 100.3 FM “The Point.” An internet broadcast can be found at: http://webb.nmu.edu/SportsAthletics/SiteSections/ForCatFans/GameBroadcasts.shtml

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