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Storm Returns Home to Host Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan (PREVIEW)

Photo by BB Sports Photography
Photo by BB Sports Photography

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE vs. MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY (Jan. 7)

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE vs. NORTHERN MICHIGAN (Jan. 9)

GAME NOTES

The Lake Erie College men's basketball team returns home after a trip to Michigan to host Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University.

"Michigan Tech is always a tough game and one of the three teams, all from the North, that we have not been able to beat since we have entered the GLIAC.," said Storm Head Coach Cliff Hunt. "Tech likes the three ball like we do and that puts pressure on your defense to guard the line.  They do a great job and its going to be a battle.  Northern Michigan seems to be playing small ball this season and, like Tech, they will really battle the whole game.  These are really big games for us to have good position to start the fourteen games in the South."  

LAST TIME OUT: The Storm fell in a tight battle at Northwood University 78-77 last weekend.  Collin Barth led the Storm with a career-high 17 points and six assists.  He hit five-of-eight three-pointers.  Trey Howard and Michael Morris scored 14 and 13 points respectively.  Andy Bosley was also in double digits with 10 points.  Brogan Scott set career-highs with six points and five rebounds.

SERIES HISTORY: The Storm is 0-5 all-time against Michigan Tech, falling to the Huskies 82-78 in Michigan last seasons.  The Storm is 3-2 against Northern Michigan but fell to the Wildcats 62-50 in the most recent outing last season.

OPPOSITION POSITION: The Huskies enter the game with a 4-6 overall record and a 3-3 mark in conference play.  They enter the game on a two game winning streak after defeating Ohio Dominican University and Tiffin University last weekend.  Kyle Monroe leads Michigan Tech's offense with 17.5 points per game.  The Wildcats enter the weekend with a 4-6 overall record and 2-4 conference record.  They will face Ashland University before traveling to Painesville.  Northern Michigan won their most recent outing against Ohio Dominican University.  Jordan Perez leads the Wildcat offense with 12.8 points per game. 

FORECAST: The Storm is back at home January 14th to face Malone University.