Brandon Myer’s collegiate-high 32 points helped the Minnesota Duluth men’s basketball team snap a five-game losing streak by edging Northern Michigan 87-82 Tuesday afternoon at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth.
It marks the third straight game Myer, a sophomore from Superior, has either tied or set a career high for scoring, including Saturday when he scored 30 points in an 80-68 loss to St. Cloud State at Halenback Hall in St. Cloud.
For his contributions this past week, Myer has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week.
Myer is the first Bulldog to score 30 or more points since Pierre Newton posted 42 on Jan. 30, 2016, and won the weekly award on Feb. 1, 2016. Also, his back-to-back 30-point efforts made him the first Bulldog since Ryan Rasmussen to achieve that mark dating back to the 2011-12 season.
In Tuesday’s win, Myer was 10-of-15 shooting, 2-of-4 on 3-pointers, 10-of-11 from the free-throw line and grabbed team-high 13 rebounds.
Along with a career-high 30 points in the loss at St. Cloud, Myer was 11-of-13 shooting from the field and had nine rebounds.
On the season, Myer leads the Bulldogs in a number of categories, including total points (183), points a game (18.3), steals (12), rebounds (69), rebounds a game (6.9), and field goal percentage (.542).
The 6-foot-7 forward is also sixth in points per game and 10th in rebounding in the NSIC this season. For the season, he is a 54 percent shooter, which is seventh in the conference and is fourth in the NSIC in free throw percentage dropping 88 percent.
UMD (3-7, 0-5) is back in action with games at Mary (Bismark, ND) on Dec. 30 and Minot State on Dec. 31.