UMD basketball keeps rolling through tough opponents and schedule changes

On 12 hours notice the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men’s basketball team set up a top 25 matchup with then No. 23 Ferris State University.

They drove over ten hours then played into double overtime, notching a 109-107 win to prove they can handle anything, even the unexpected.

"We found out our St. Cloud [State University] game was canceled Thursday afternoon. Ended up knowing we were trying to schedule a different opponent that day, it was really short notice. So we had to prepare really well," said UMD guard sophomore Joshua Brown.

The Bulldogs protected their perfect record improving to 14-0 overall on the season. Led by a trio of Austin Andrews, Drew Blair, and Joshua Brown they all scored over 20 points. Brown led the night finishing with 22 points.

"JB had a big three in overtime when we broke the press, Austin and Drew have been rock solid for us all year long," UMD head coach Justin Wieck said. "What I love about them and all of our guys really is they’re big time competitors and they just want to win. They’re not hunting their stats, they’re not trying to get a certain number of shots. These guys want to do what’s best to help us be successful."

The team returns home Friday for Educator Appreciation Weekend. Tip-off against Minnesota State University, Mankato is set for 5:30 P.M at Romano Gym.