Incredible rally lifts UW-Milwaukee over UW-Green Bay

Incredible rally lifts UW-Milwaukee over UW-Green Bay

Post by Paul R Krueg » Sun, 17 Jan 1993 07:03:51


Playing before its largest home crowd ever (by far), UWM ran off 11 straight
points in the last 3 minutes of the game to tie it at 58 and ran away from
the Phoenix in overtime, winning 75-68. The crowd of about 8,600 which piled
into the MECCA was more than double UWM's best crowd since returning to
Division I three years ago.

Down 58-47, UWM's Craig Greene hit a leaning bank shot to start the run.
Marc Mitchell hit one of two free-throws after UWGB's next possession to
bring the Panthers within eight with about two minutes left. After UWGB missed
a bonus FT, Pat Easterlin canned a 3 with a guy in his face to make it 58-53
with about 1:20 left. After UWGB missed another bonus Mitchell came down and
made a beautiful driving layup, getting fouled on the play. While in the air
he switched the ball to his left hand to avoid the block and draw the foul.
After UWGB missed a two-shot foul, UWM came down with 26 seconds left and a
chance to tie the game. Mitchell missed a driving shot from the lane, but the
5-11 senior skyed above two 6-9 UWGB players to get the board and rolled a
pass out to Easterlin as he fell to the floor. Easterlin missed a 3-point
attempt, Corey Statham missed a tip attempt of the miss then Greene put in
Statham's miss with two seconds left in regulation.

UWM scored the first six points of OT and coasted to the win. Greene led UWM
with 25 points. Mitchell gave another herculean effort as the senior point
guard scored 20, grabbed 12 rebounds and had six steals. With the exception
of the Utah game, he has played superb all year.

UWM is now 14-1 on the year and really should start to get a little attention
for the way they've been playing. Although the Panthers won 18 games in their
first year of Division I play two years ago and won another 20 last year, they
haven't been selected for post-season play. This year's group seems determined
to change that. A Sunday matchup with Cal State Northridge is next on the
agenda for the Panthers.

--salty

 
 
 

Incredible rally lifts UW-Milwaukee over UW-Green Bay

Post by james.r.fehrenbach » Thu, 21 Jan 1993 04:45:43

14 - 1 yes but a very, very weak schedule. One excellent win, over Wisconsin
Madison. The Mid-con is the weakest it has ever been. UW-Green Bay is
down, as are UIC, CLeveland St, and Northern Illinois. The loss of SW
Missouri and N. Iowa really weakened an already weak conference.

They could end up with only one or two losses and not get invited to the
NCAA, unless there are some more good wins on their schedule.

 
 
 

Incredible rally lifts UW-Milwaukee over UW-Green Bay

Post by Paul R Krueg » Fri, 22 Jan 1993 02:37:12


Quote:

>14 - 1 yes but a very, very weak schedule.
>They could end up with only one or two losses and not get invited to the
>NCAA, unless there are some more good wins on their schedule.

   True. I wouldn't be surprised to see them go 24-3 and not get invited to
   the NCAA because of their schedule. It's kind of sad. They've got three
   terrific, clutch seniors who deserve a shot at the improbable.

   The other sad part is that before the season, the schedule looked like it
   would be tough. It had nine 20-game winners on it. UW-Green Bay (who has
   slumped w/out Tony Bennett), Western Michigan (who has been weak), Southern
   Utah (about .500 this year) and UM-Kansas City (who has also slumped to
   about .500 this year) are all on the schedule twice. Utah is the other
   20-game winner and even a tough, in-state matchup with Wisconsin is        
   included.              

   A schedule that didn't look THAT easy, becomes one of the easiest around
   when four teams fall apart. Oh well...

   BTW, UWM cruised to an easy 78-65 win over Cal-State Northridge Sunday.
   Senior point guard Marc Mitchell scored 21 points and had 11 assissts and
   zero turnovers in 39 minutes of play. Just brilliant again.

   --salty