February 8, 2011

Lou Williams Sets Another School Record

Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University men's basketball senior forward Lou Williams (Muskegon Heights) put his name in the record books once more this past Saturday (Feb. 5) in the Bulldogs' 1,000th all-time win.

The 6-7 Williams, who garnered the game-ending defensive rebound in the milestone 70-68 win over Saginaw Valley State, had a school record eight blocked shots in the contest.  His standout performance topped the previous school mark of seven blocks in a single-game set two different times by Dave Swilley (1982) and Adam Anderson (2001).

Williams also recently surpassed Anderson as the school's career leader in blocks and has 153 to date over his four playing seasons.  He has 48 blocks this year and needs two more to tie Anderson's single-season record of 50 blocks set in 2000-01, which would give him every school record in the blocked shots category.  In addition, he currently leads the GLIAC with 2.3 blocks per game this year.

The Muskegon Heights product became the school's all-time leader in career blocked shots with three against Grand Valley State in the "131 Showdown" (Jan. 29) at Van Andel Arena after originally tying Anderson's school record total of 142 career swats versus Northern Michigan (Jan. 22). 

With Saturday's win over SVSU, the Bulldogs became one of only a handful of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's or women's basketball programs to reach the 1,000 wins mark while holding onto first place in the GLIAC North Division standings and keeping their perfect (10-0) home record intact this campaign. 

The Bulldogs are presently 16-5 overall and 12-2 in conference play this campaign.  FSU has won eight consecutive games and 10 of its last 11 overall.

Ferris State next hits the road for two GLIAC games this week.  FSU visits Lake Erie on Thursday, Feb. 10, for a 6 p.m. (ET) league game in Painesville, Ohio.  The Bulldogs then face Ashland on Saturday, Feb. 12, with tipoff set for 1 p.m. (ET) in Ashland, Ohio.

Thursday's game against Lake Erie at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center will mark the first-ever series' meeting between the two schools after the Storm joined the GLIAC prior to this season.

After this weekend, the Bulldogs will return home to Wink Arena for their final three regular-season contests.  All will come against league teams that have been ranked nationally this season in Wayne State (Feb. 17), Findlay (Feb. 19) and archrival Grand Valley State (Feb. 26) in the regular-season finale.

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