Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

April 28, 2018

An error was found on the schedule, and it has been corrected. The following divisions have changes: 6th grade boys (time correction), 6th and 7th grade girls (new schedule), 8th grade girls (time change on 2 games).

Tournament check-in will open at 8:00 a.m. at the front counter across from the SDC main entrance. The tournament will start at 9:00 a.m. We recommend that you give yourself at least a half hour to check-in prior to your first game. All games will take place in the multi purpose gymnasium. Two practice courts will be available for warm up. Please bring your own basketballs if you can. We have a limited supply.

This tournament is an excellent opportunity to have some fun playing 3-on-3 basketball in a friendly yet competitive environment.


The Doghouse Classic is an original Michigan Tech event which saw its beginnings over 26 years ago under the direction of Kevin Borseth, head women’s basketball coach at the time. The Doghouse Classic was a long-standing tradition in the Houghton and Hancock area up until the last tournament took place in 2007. In 2016, the tradition was reestablished. Michigan Tech Recreation is excited for the opportunity to host the tournament and bring the Doghouse back to its former glory!


$80/team (4 players/team)

Submit completed registration form along with full payment to the address below or bring to the SDC Manager's Office (next to the SDC Ticket Office) Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. After 5pm and on weekends, registration and payment may be turned in at the Ticket Office.

Michigan Tech Recreation
Attn: Paula Lahikainen
1400 Townsend Drive
SDC Room 142
Houghton MI 49931

Refunds after April 9th will be issued for medical reasons only (a doctor’s note is required).

Tournament Format

The number of teams registered will determine the number of divisions and the tournament format for each division. The preferred format will be a double elimination bracket.


The goal is to host a boys’ and girls’ division for grade levels 4 through 8, JV, and Varsity. There will also be a men’s and women’s open division available to all ages. Teams will be placed in a division according to the highest level played by any team member. Any athlete is welcome to play up a division level. However, athletes cannot play down a level.

Tournament Coordinator

Josh Buettner

Josh Buettner begins his 10th season as assistant men’s basketball coach at Michigan Tech in 2017-18. The Shawano, Wis., native starred for the Huskies from 2001-05. He was a two-time All-American and earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors as both a junior and senior. Buettner played professionally in Europe for three years. He played in leagues in Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland, and was named the Danish Elite League Player of the Year in his second pro campaign.

For more information about the Doghouse, contact Coach Buettner at 906-487-2594 or email