The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s basketball scouting report for Saturday, Dec. 4

Jon Young

2010-2011 Record: 5-1

2009-2010 Record: 9-18 Overall, 8-14 GLIAC

Last 3 Games: W at Wisconsin Parkside 71-62, L at Minnesota State 63-61, W vs Finlandia 94-69

Players to Watch: NMU- junior center Jared Benson, junior guard DeAndre Taylor, junior guard Raymont McElroy. Tech- junior forward Mike Hojnacki, sophomore forward Ali Haidar, freshmen guard Alex Culy.

Key Stat: Michigan Tech’s defense has not given up more then 69 points in the last five games. NMU’s offense is averaging 72.6 points a game for the year.

Key Matchup: Hojnacki vs Benson. A big battle down low, Tech’s six-foot-seven-inch junior forward Hojnacki was named North GLIAC player of the week, and is second in the GLIAC in scoring with 19.3 points per game. NMU’s six-foot-ten-inch junior center Jared Benson is coming off 19 and 22 point scoring efforts, while being named to the all tournament team in Gannon this past weekend.

Prediction: The Wildcats get their first conference win of the year against rival Michigan Tech. NMU 84 Tech 76