Saginaw Valley State University tops Michigan Tech in Men's Basketball 80-72

Cardinals build their lead in the GLIAC North Division against the Huskies

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The Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals defeated the Michigan Tech Huskies this afternoon at the Ryder Center 80-72.   The Cardinals trailed 43-39 at halftime to the feisty Huskies who are not enjoying the best of seasons.   On a extremely cold day outside the SVSU team kept the Ryder Center crowd warm with a hard fought win to keep the Cardinals in first place in the GLIAC North Division.   SVSU playing in the Ryder Center with a newly rearranged court which puts the crowd much closer to the action. 

SVSU came into the game with 20-4 overall record and 16-2 best record in the conference play.   The Cardinals now only have 3 games remaining on the 2016 regular season schedule.  However all three have winning records which will get the Cardinals ready for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament and before a possible NCAA II tournament invite. 

Head Coach Randy Baruth now in his fourth season has the Cardinals heading in the right direction and enjoying some basketball success that they have enjoyed out at University Center in the early 1980's.   Trailing by 4 points at halftime the Cardinals played some better defense in the 2nd half and outscored the Huskies by 12 points for the victory to move them to 17-2 in conference play.  Leading the way for SVSU was C.J.Turnage with 18 points which was matched by teammate Damon Bozeman's 18 points.  Garrett Hall was in double figures with 12 points and Caleb Davis hauled in 10 rebounds on the day.   Michigan Tech was lead by the "Kyle" combination with Kyle Monroe's 18 points and Kyle Stankowski's 16 points.  Michigan Tech drops to 9-14 on the season.    Saginaw Valley has two home games remaining on the schedule with Ferris State and Hillsdale after traveling to Grand Valley State University.  

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