Ferris State Basketball Squads Open Four-Game Road Stretch In Ohio This Week


Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's basketball squads will try to keep the momentum going this week as the Bulldogs start a four-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road stretch with back-to-back games in Ohio.

The Bulldogs will first meet the Tiffin Dragons on Thursday (Feb. 8) evening with the men's game taking place first starting at 5:30 p.m. (ET) followed by the women's game at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

Then, on Saturday (Feb. 10), FSU visits the Ashland Eagles for a league twinbill with the women hitting the floor first at 1 p.m. (ET) and the men wrapping up the doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. (ET).

All of this week's action can be heard live on the Bulldog Sports Network and local flagship station Sunny 97.3 FM with pregame coverage starting a a half-hour prior to the opening game. All four games will also be accessible online at FerrisStateBulldogs.com.

The Bulldog men's basketball squad is off to a school all-time best 23-1 overall start and holds a two-game lead atop the GLIAC North Division standings at 13-1 in league action. FSU, which has now won 11 consecutive games, is currently ranked second in the nation in the Division II Sports Information Directors (D2SIDA) National Poll along with third by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

Meanwhile, the FSU women's team is presently 12-10 overall to date this year and is coming off a 78-67 league home win over Saginaw Valley State last Saturday inside FSU's Jim Wink Arena. The Bulldogs have won three of their last five outings overall and are presently tied for sixth in the conference standings with the top eight teams at the end of the regular-season earning berths in the league tourney.

Presently, Tiffin holds a 7-15 overall record in GLIAC play on the women's side with a 3-11 league ledger. The Dragons' men's squad is also currently 7-15 overall and 3-11 in league action.

Meanwhile, Ashland's women's team is ranked first in the nation at 22-0 overall and is on top of the GLIAC with a perfect 14-0 league mark as the defending national champions. AU is 15-7 overall on the men's side and 8-6 in conference play heading into Thursday night's home twinbill versus Lake Superior State.

Following this week's action, the Bulldogs wrap up the four-game road stretch with outings at Michigan Tech (Feb. 15) and Northern Michigan (Feb. 17) prior to closing the regular-season back at home inside Wink Arena on Feb. 22 versus Purdue Northwest and Feb. 24 against archrival Grand Valley State in Big Rapids.