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With losing streak snapped, UMD men excited for the future

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DULUTH, MN -

It had been nearly a year since the last time the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's basketball team got a win. In almost 11 months, the Bulldogs had lost 17 straight times dating back to last January.

This past weekend, this year's Bulldogs snapped that streak in a big win --- back-to-back road wins over Michigan Tech and Wisconsin Parkside.

"We already talked about the fact that we're 50 percent of the way to the wins we had last year. It's good to get wins early," UMD sophomore forward Brandon Myer said. "We didn't really feel what it felt like to win last year, so this year's already different. When we come into practice, I feel like we're more ready to go.""

UMD is now (2-2) and this weekend will start the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) schedule, and head coach Matt Bowen likes the mindset of his guys right now.

"Handling winning is hard sometimes," he said. "We handled that losing streak, as bad as it got, but I'm proud of their growth. That Parkside game was close, and last year we would've found a way to lose that game. This year, we found a way to win."

UMD visits Bemidji State on Friday before then going to Minnesota Crookston on Saturday.

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