Ferris State Earns Impressive Road Decision Over Michigan Tech In Houghton
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's basketball squad put together another impressive performance as the Bulldogs earned a 71-48 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road win at Michigan Tech on Saturday (Dec. 11) afternoon in Houghton.
The Bulldogs opened up a 38-21 halftime lead and cruised to the victory over the Huskies inside the SDC Gymnasium.
With the win, Ferris State is now 9-1 overall and off to a 4-0 start in the GLIAC.
The nation's 20th-ranked Bulldogs were paced by Vejas Grazulis, who tallied a team-high 15 points on seven-of-10 shooting from the floor. He was joined in double-digits by four others as senior guard Walt Kelser and sophomore Ben Davidson both totaled 12 points while freshman Ethan Erickson notched 11 points and Reese McDonald scored 10 points in the win.
Ferris State shot 47.4% from the field and was eight-of-18 (44.4%) from the three-point line in addition to nine-of-11 (81.8%) at the free throw stripe.
The Bulldogs owned a decisive 40-28 rebounding margin and came away with nine offensive boards in the triumph. Senior Dorian Aluyi had a team-high nine boards with Davidson adding seven rebounds and Jimmy Scholler hauling in six caroms.
Defensively, the Bulldogs limited MTU to only 34.% shooting with the Huskies making only five-of-22 (22.7%) three's and five-of-seven (71.4%) free throws.
Adam Hobson scored 16 points in leading Michigan Tech while Owen White totaled 14 points.
The Bulldogs will next take the floor on Monday, Dec. 20, when they visit Lewis (Ill.) for a 5 p.m. (ET) regional tipoff in Romeoville, Ill.