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Bulldogs shut down Marauders in return from virus pause

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DULUTH, MN -- The UMD men's basketball team finally returned to the court with a dominant win over the University of Mary on Friday night.
From the tip to the final horn, the Bulldogs didn't trail at any point of their 72-50 win over the Marauders. Through their first five games, it's the fewest points that Mary has scored this season. They shot just 28.8 percent from the field.

"Defensively we’ve been pretty good for two games, so our guys are really locked in, they’re playing extremely hard. It was good to see it all come together, and just a really good team win for us tonight," said head coach Justin Wieck.

UMD had its previous three games canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, and had not been able to practice until late in the week leading up to the game.
“Just was proud of our guys for responding to some adversity. You know, we haven’t practiced in a while, and quite honestly didn‘t have two great days of practice leading up, so just really challenged them to be who we are," said Wieck.

Drew Blair led the way for UMD with 20 points, followed by freshman Joshua Brown with 16. The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 and will host a rematch against U-Mary on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

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