Houghton, Michigan – Marcus Tomashek made one of two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining, and Michigan Tech beat Ferris State to 69-0 in the SDC gymnasium on Sunday afternoon in men’s basketball at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. I broke it at 68. The Huskies took his 7th straight loss and overall he improved to 3-8 after shooting 50% of his shots as a team.
“It was an absolute war,” quipped head coach Josh Buttner. “After the last foul, I knew I could hit the last shot, so I only held on once. I knew from the way Marcus thinks about the offense that he could hit a shot that could be made. But it was great to see him step up the “line and make one for us.” That’s a good win. ”
The Huskies scored 35 points off the bench and outscored the Bulldogs 33–29 in the second half after trailing by three at halfway point. Ferris State pulled his 40 rebounds down to his 29 for the Tech, but the Huskies moved up the rankings by limiting turnovers to his 10. Soon after, fellow freshman Dan Gelzer showed his athleticism in transition, finishing with 12 points and tying Adam Hobson for a team-high.
Pete Calcatella (11 points) and Tyler Roberge (10 points) also finished in double digits.
“I don’t know if there was one difference,” said Hobson. “We just took out some game-losing plays and mental mistakes. We still have some work to do, especially on the offensive board, but we fought really hard today and found a way to win.”
Ferris State (6-4, 2-2 GLIAC) shot 41% (26-63) overall, including 25% (4-16) from beyond the arc. Vejas Grazulis and Ben Davidson each tallied his 11 points, while Mykel Bingham marked his nine rebounds, a game-high. He recorded 12 turnovers and eight assists for the Bulldogs.
“We have played a very difficult schedule so far. This game was a game where some teams were on a seven-game losing streak. I’m really proud of my efforts.”
The Huskies struggled on the road, but improved to 3-2 in the SDC Gymnasium and are now 1-3 in conference matchups.
Tech will be heading to Kentucky Wesleyan for a non-conference on Monday, December 19, ahead of a 17-day holiday break.