Shocking? Bring on the League Leader

I was recently told by a Panther fan that my posts are unnecessarily long and thus difficult to read all the way through. Point taken. I will go on the opposite extreme for this news break.

I'll include only what is essential to capture this point in time of the season on this long-running archive of Milwaukee Panther "tracks" throughout college basketball history.

The Milwaukee Panthers aim to shock NCAA Hoops observers...

After sweeping the Chicago road trip, the Panthers find themselves tied with Butler for 3rd place in the Horizon. After handily defeating Loyola 66-57, Milwaukee (15-11, 10-5) equally controlled the game in a victory over the Flames at the UIC Pavilion 70-59.

Tony Meier and Tone Boyle paced the Panthers against Loyola last Thursday night. The end was never in doubt in that one (the biggest highlight was Big Mitch Carter stepping in for Ant to score 8 points!).

Against UIC, Anthony Hill posted a new career high in points (32) and Kaylon Williams posted an interesting double-double- 14 assists and 12 rebounds. Kaylon scored just a single point- but he created 28 off of his assists.

I am very confident that this is the kind of energy we will see Wed. from the Panthers

League-leading Valparaiso (19-7, 11-3) is up next at the Cell this Wednesday night, in what may be the final chance to see this late-peaking team play at home this season.

It is senior night. That also means it may be Panther fans' last chance to see Anthony Hill, Tone Boyle, Jerard Ajami and Mitchell Carter in a Panther uniform at the Cell.

Fan sentiment has done a complete 180- from skepticism and cynicism to optimism and even confidence. The Incredible Milwaukee Panthers seem to have stood up.

It should go without saying that this is the biggest Panther game so far this season. Win this one... and our chances of pulling off one of the most stunning turnarounds in Horizon League history will get a lot more do-able.

I'll try to strike a good balance between content and quality next post. Until then...