Postgame Highlights & Interview
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally 23rd-ranked Ferris State University men's basketball team won a 76-71 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) thriller over the Michigan Tech Huskies on Thursday (Feb. 13) inside Jim Wink Arena.
Three Bulldog starters finished in double figures, led by senior guard D'angelo Hughes, who had 18 points, all on three-pointers (6-7 from beyond the arc). Junior forward Logan Ryan picked up 17 points with eight rebounds while junior forward Dorian Aluyi scored 16.
Ferris State moved to 23-5 on the season and 12-4 in GLIAC play with the victory over Michigan Tech, which entered the contest only a game behind FSU at the top of the GLIAC North Division standings.
Ferris State took an eight-point lead into the locker room at the half, and at one point led by 19 points with 11:30 to play. Michigan Tech made a late charge to even the game, but could never reclaim the lead.
After MTU tied it up, with 1:04 remaining Ferris State senior guard Greg Williams battled into the paint and hit the go-ahead lay up. A late triple try by Michigan Tech's Kyle Monroe was on target but short off the front iron and Aluyi made a late steal to seal the victory.
Michigan Tech's Monroe had a game-high 31 points for the Huskies. Owen White finished with 13 points for MTU.
Ferris State dominated in the paint, scoring 34 points and holding Michigan Tech to 22. On the transition, Ferris State outscored Michigan Tech 17-5.
Michigan Tech had a 28-26 rebounding edge for the game, led by Isaac Appleby's six boards. FSU's Ryan had a game-best eight rebounds on the day while junior guard Walt Kelser and junior forward Michael Peterson each had five assists.
Ferris State wraps up its four-game homestand as the Bulldogs host the Northern Michigan Wildcats on Saturday (Feb. 15) at 1 p.m. (ET) inside Jim Wink Arena in GLIAC play. Fans are encouraged to wear red as part of "Red Out The Wink & The Rink" in support of Healthy Heart Month and it will also be Senior Day with FSU slated to honor its men's and women's basketball seniors between games.