GVL / Luke Holmes - Drake Baar (21) jumps for the jump ball. GVSU Men’s Basketball lost to Ferris State University on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

Ferris State routs GVSU men's basketball 98-73

The Ferris State Bulldogs are billed as one of the top teams in the GLIAC, and they lived up to that hype Monday night against Grand Valley State. The Bulldogs (18-3, 12-2 GLIAC) won their 13th straight game in a 98-73 rout over the Lakers Monday, Jan. 30 at the GVSU Fieldhouse. The Lakers, who have now lost two out of their last three, dropped to 13-8 (9-5).

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Justin Greason (24) follows through after shooting a free throw. Grand Valley had a victory over Lake Superior State Thursday, Feb. 12, 2016.

GVSU men's hoops goes 1-1 in Upper Peninsula road trip

The last time the Grand Valley State men's basketball team was in the Upper Peninsula, the team bus got hit by a snowmobile. This time the bus traveled there and back unscathed, and the Lakers split a two-game road trip to the UP. The Lakers fell to the Michigan Tech Huskies 72-64 Thursday, Jan. 26 in Houghton, Michigan. GVSU rebounded with a 79-56 win over the Northern Michigan Wildcats Saturday, Jan. 28 in Marquette, Michigan.

GVL / Luke Holmes - The basketball teams load the bus and set off for up north.

Looking at the anatomy of a men’s hoops road trip to the Upper Peninsula

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team’s games this weekend are going to be a little different than usual. The Lakers will face the Michigan Tech Huskies Thursday, Jan. 26 in Houghton, Michigan, and will then finish the weekend at Northern Michigan against the Wildcats in Marquette, Michigan Saturday, Jan. 28. The two road games prove crucial for a Lakers’ team (12-6, 8-3 GLIAC) that is coming off of huge wins over Saginaw Valley State and Wayne State last weekend.