With UW-Stevens Point and Whitewater currently ranked
one-and-two in the entire nation....a third place
finish in the WIAC is not a bad accomplishment for
the UW-La Crosse men's basketball team.
With that third-seed....U-W-L with a home game in
the first round of the conference tournament...
....hosting UW-Oshkosh...a team they swept in the
First half, Max Schebel picks off the pass...taking
it all the way back for the slam dunk.
Titans trail by three.
Big opening 20-minutes for Calahan Skogman.
The sophomore with three of his 14 first half points
to go up by eight.
Crazy final seconds before halftime.
Dylan Wurtz hits the three pointer with five seconds
....then Ryan Kruser answers with a 2/3 court shot
that is nothing but net.
Eagles lead 36-23 at the break.
Second half...Lucas Collom two tough points inside.
He would also set a tournament record with 19 rebounds.
Skylar Cameron was four-for-five from behind the arc.
This three puts U-W-L up 58-to-40.
La Crosse advances to the semifinal round with a 76-61
Next up...Eagles travel to number-two in the nation
Whitewater Friday night.
Viterbo hosting Grand View in the opening round of
the MCC tourney.
V-Hawks could do no wrong in the opening ten minutes.
Jasper Duberry layup gives them an eight-oh lead.
Then Matt Turba sinks the three-pointer.
Viterbo dominating up 16-to-3.
Prairie du Chien grad Cole
Lewis gets in on the fun...jumper
makes the score 20-to-5.
But Grand View outscores Viterbo by 19 in the second
V-Hawks season ends as they lose 73-63.
After Saturday's loss to Augustana....the Winona State
men drop from first...to fifth...in the latest Central
Region Rankings released today.
Warriors need to put together a deep run in their
conference tournament to assure themselves of a berth
in the NCAA tournament.
It all begins tonight as W-S-U hosts Minot State in
the first round...
...Warriors the two-seed out of the South Division.
Second half action...
Winona State's Isaiah Gray gets the rebound...
He goes up and under for the bucket...
Warriors lead 42-31.
Now in transition.
W-S-U's Kellen Taylor comes up with the loose ball...
Other end of the floor he lays it in for two...
Winona State leads by 11.
Later, the Warriors' Josh Mongan driving up the floor...
He finds Mark Blacklock in-stride...
Blacklock lays it in for two....
W-S-U up 53-39.
Winona State closing out strong...
Riley Bambenek pulls up for three....
After a few bounces on the rim, the shot falls...
Bambenek finishes with 18 points.
Winona State advances with a 67-56 victory....they'll
play again on Sunday.
Warrior women lose in Bismarck...73-66.