Explosive Panther offensive attack buries Wright State, 91-83

Milwaukee evened up the season record at 7-7 (2-1)

Your Milwaukee Panthers finally put on a show- and we are all totally "here for it". 

Wright State (6-8, 1-2) was favored by 4 and a half points and played every part the road warrior but they came up against a budding Milwaukee offensive buzzsaw that includes a bevy of backcourt threats and an emerging 3-or-4-headed dragon in the frontcourt.

While the Panthers played catch-up for most of the first half after letting the Raiders get out to an early lead, the second half would see them play at an increasing advantage as a nearly-100% BJ Freeman, a rejuvenated KP, an EP, a bruising Duff, and the other Panthers finally went to work: as a team.

55.6%   53.8%   76.2%

54.8%   53.3%   58.3%

Though Milwaukee (7-7, 2-1)  led by as many as 15 with just 3 minutes remaining, Wright State mounted a comeback on the back of several 3s and easy layups around our porous run-and-gun, loose zone/safety net defense. Thankfully for the momentum of this season, the Panthers prevailed and this team is now back to a .500 record.

Today's victory featured Panther fan favorite BJ Freeman returning to the lineup to lead all scorers with 23 points (including 5-7 from 3pt), 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Kentrell Pullian scored 20 to go along with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Erik Pratt scored 15 and was 5-8 from 3pt. The Panthers as a team shot a blistering 53.3% from long distance (though WSU shot an equally blistering 53.8%, albeit on half as many attempts). 

The energy and spirit that Freeman brings on the court is unmatched; extending this winning streak may not be as difficult as one would have thought just a couple games ago...

The Panthers head to Michigan later this week to take on Oakland this Thursday night and Detroit on Saturday night. Let's hope this winning streak continues and this team continues to forget a terrible start to the season and establish itself as a bona fide Horizon contender.

go panthers.