MTU Women's Basketball hosts Preseason game Saturday

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HOUGHTON, Mi. The Michigan Tech women's basketball program recently announced the addition of two exhibition games to the 2018-19 schedule. The Huskies will host the first of those two contests Saturday October 27th against St. Norbert in the SDC at 6 p.m. Admission to the game will be a cash or canned goods donation to the Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN).

The Food Insecurities Committee formed in Fall 2014 to determine the extent of hunger issues on Michigan Tech's campus. The student body was surveyed in January 2015 and the results were staggering. Of the slightly more than 1,000 students who responded, roughly 25 percent reported experiencing hunger in the previous 30 days because they couldn't afford to buy food. It became clear that support was needed and the committee began developing what is now known as the Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN). The network provides multiple resources for the campus community, including: a campus food pantry, meal swipes, emergency food packets and educational programs. More information on Husky FAN can be viewed by clicking on the link at the top of the release.

Tech's second exhibition game at Eastern Michigan will be the fourth exhibition game against an NCAA Division I team in the past five years for the Huskies. Tech played at Green Bay in an exhibition game last November and in 2015 traveled to Michigan State to face the Spartans. Eastern Michigan was 11-20 a year ago and went 6-12 in the Mid-American Conference.

Michigan Tech turned in another outstanding season a year ago, posting an overall record of 23-6 while winning the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division regular season championship. The Huskies had an impressive GLIAC record of 17-3 and also made the programs 19th trip to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. This year's regular season schedule includes 12 home dates, with the official home opener slated for November 16th against Minnesota State Moorhead.

Michigan Tech basketball season tickets for the 2018-19 season are on sale now at the Central Ticket Office in the SDC (906-487-2073). In addition, tickets can be purchased online at buyhuskiestickets.com.

Basketball season ticket packages are $144 and include a reserved seat at all Huskies' basketball home games during the upcoming 2018-19 season. The schedule includes 13 regular season dates and 23 total games. At just over $11 per date, fans receive a 20 percent discount off individual game tickets which are $14 apiece.