MARQUETTE, Mich. – The basketball teams at Northern Michigan enjoyed a rare Thursday night off from competition, giving them a couple of extra days to prepare for Findlay.
The Oilers played in Houghton Thursday, losing both contests to Michigan Tech by double digits. Both Findlay squads are as solid as they come in the GLIAC. The Lady Oilers play a different style of basketball according to ‘Cats women’s basketball head coach Troy Mattson.
“They play a very unconventional way of basketball. They’re going to press, run and jump, play this funky, crazy zone that I’ve never seen before. “They’re the only team in our league that really plays that way,” said Mattson.
“It’s going to be a little bit of adjustment on our part on how we attack this. We’re probably not going to be able to run very many plays. We’re going to have to just make plays and I think I have the players who are capable of doing that. We need to play well on our home court, take advantage of it, and win basketball games on our home court and everything will be fine,” Mattson went on to say.
“These next two games and really the first one, Findlay, who’s a perennial great team in our conference, is coming to town and we have to be ready to play,” said NMU men’s basketball coach Bill Sall.
The women’s basketball game tips-off at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m.
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