After falling in the GLIAC Championship game on Sunday afternoon, the Michigan Tech Men’s Basketball team was a little down, not knowing if they would play another game this season.
A few hours later, the Huskies had just crossed the Mackinac Bridge when they found out that their season was anything but over.
The Huskies were an at–large selection into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Michigan Tech is the No. 6 in the Midwest Regional. They will face the number No 3. seed, Southern Indiana.
The Eagles won the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship on Sunday. Southern Indiana is led by 6’8″ senior forward Aaron Nelson, who is the top rebounder in all of Division II, averaging 13 rebounds a game.
The Eagles top threat reminds Huskies head coach Kevin Luke of one of his former players, Ali Haidar.
“From what we’ve seen on tape, he’s all of Haidars’ size and then some,” said Luke about Nelson. “I do think this is going to be our biggest challenge as far as rebounding because of their size and aggressiveness on the boards.”
The first round match up between Michigan Tech and Southern Indiana is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday.