Panthers post first win against a pesky Stout squad, sans Freeman

Kentrell Pullian had an excellent opening night with a 16pts/12rbs double-double

Well Panther fans. It wasn't entirely what we expected last night, but the team did clinch the first win of the season.

First off, the most pressing news- BJ Freeman did not attend the game last night at the K. He is suspended for a violation of team rules. No further information so we can only hope he returns for the crucial games against Providence and Colorado.

The rest of the team had to make up for this gigantic missing piece and while it was frustrating to watch for most of Monday night (we struggled to maintain a 4pt lead for the first 30 minutes), we did emerge victorious, 91-73 over the Stout Blue Devils to begin the season 1-0.

Stout's defense played tough. On the offensive end, Markeith Browning did an excellent job shutting down their usual go-to shooters, but far too many Blue Devil points poured in uncontested- there is definitively some work to do for these Panthers to reach their highest potential.

D-III opponents usually doesn't put up this kind of fight, but take a look at Michigan State (lost to JMU last night). Anything can happen when you actually play the games; just 'gotta keep on moving and learn the lessons on tape from this one.

Angelo Stuart led all Milwaukee scorers with 18 on 4-7 from 3pt. Also in double figures were Kentrell Pullian (16rbs, 12reb, 3ast), Zach Howell (10pts) and Langston Wilson (10pts).

The Panthers head to Great Falls, Montana to take on the Providence Friars this coming Saturday at 5pm CST. Tune in and let's see what this team can do in its full form (ie. BJ Freeman back in the lineup). With or without Freeman it is clear that the team needs more reps and more games to really figure out how this particuliar roster works best.

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