The Ferris State men’s basketball team defeated Michigan Tech 73-64 on its home floor on Saturday to advance to the GLIAC Championship game.
The Bulldogs have not hosted the conference tournament semifinals and final game since the 1994-95 season. Ferris has not claimed the GLIAC Tournament Championship since the 1997-98 season.
Eight Bulldog players scored at least five points in the victory. Senior guard Matt DeHart and sophomore guard Kenny Brown led the Bulldogs with 13 points each.
Ferris closed the first half with a 16-7 run to take a 38-30 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs trailed by 44-40 after a strong start to the second half by the Huskies. However, Ferris regained the lead with 12:42 left in the game and never relinquished.
Ferris forced 18 turnovers in the game, while the Huskies outrebounded the Bulldogs 37-31.
With the victory, Ferris advanced to the conference title game for the first time since the 2005-06 season. Ferris will play either Findlay or Wayne State on March 6 at 2 p.m. in the GLIAC Championship game.