The MSU Men’s Basketball team can’t seem to lose. After winning the Cancun Tournament in late November, the Bobcats rolled with their hot streak as they played both Bethesda University of California and University of Milwaukee in the past week, both on the road. It was not an easy feat, but the team stuck with it and added to their win streak after defeating both schools.
On Nov. 29 MSU cruised past Bethesda 98-61. MSU maintained the lead throughout the first half, and held a 12-point lead before the break. The Cats were led by junior Tyler Hall’s total 20 points, nine coming from the three and 13 coming before the half. After the break, the Bobcats took off with a 25-point differential in the final half. As a whole, the team played great, as four players scored in double digits, and shot 57 percent from the field as a team, a season high.
The game against Milwaukee was a close one, unlike the previous one. MSU barely came out with the win against Milwaukee when they played in Wisconsin on Dec. 2, with the final score 68-64. Both teams defended well, as neither shot over 43 percent for the game. Heading into the second half, the Bobcats were down 39-34. But MSU did not back down. At the 7:20 mark, they were tied at 52, but free throws by Hall and Sophomore Harald Frey cemented a lead that stayed for the length of the game. WIth under three minutes left, a big three was hit by Frey, giving MSU a five-point lead. Once again, Hall led the way with 23 points, 15 from the 3-point line. Chipping in was Frey, who had 18 points, three assists and five rebounds.
Their win-streak came to an end on Tuesday, Dec.5 as the Bobcats fell to the Chippers of Central Michigan University.
Now with a 6-4 record, the team appears to be at a strong point. Hopefully they can build on their momentum and carry it into the new year.