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Saturday June 23, 2018
Northern Begins Basketball Season With Two Wins

HOUGHTON---The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team beat the University of Wisconsin Parkside, 83-68, on Sunday, at the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge in Houghton, to open the 2017-18 season with a 2-0 record.

It is the first time since the 2008-09 season that the Wildcats started a season 2-0.

Junior Naba Echols led all scorers with 27 points, shooting 10 of 14 from the field, including three three-pointers. He also dished out three assists.

On Saturday, NMU picked up a 79-78 win over Lewis (Ill) University as Will Carius hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired to lift the Wildcats. Sam Taylor had 25 points, including five triples. Isaiah Johnson added 20 points for NMU.

---NMU Photo of Carius' winning shot

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