A tough road loss to OU, a nice road win in Detroit


Your Milwaukee Panthers dropped a game in Rochester, Michigan against one cross-Lake Michigan rival, and won the following game against another.

The contest on Thursday night, was a barnburner against Oakland that saw 5 Panthers score in double figures- but also saw the Panthers give up 100 points.

Oakland led Milwaukee most of the way, largely on the shoulders of Junior dynamo Trey Townsend (28pts, 8reb, 4ast). Townsend seemed to slice through our malleable man defense until we finally wised up and brought out the lock-down clamps in the late second half.

And that is when the Panthers made a push, narrowing the deficit to 80-78 with 5:32 remaining. Alas Milwaukee would not get closer and Oakland would prevail, 100-95.

Freeman had a quiet but effective 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists on 5-10 shooting. Faizon Fields (17pts, 12reb) had a whale of a game- his best yet as a Panther. 4 other Panthers scored 10+ including Langston Wilson who also collected 6 big rebounds. Elijah Jamison distributed 7 assists, but also had a rough shooting game (4-13, 0-4 from 3pt).


The Detroit game started out well enough, but quickly started going downhill. A 3pt And-1 FT made it 14-13, Detroit after 10 minutes.

Detroit (0-17, 0-6) however, did everything they could to not take advantage of the Panther mistakes. So while in the first half, the team looked tired and Detroit was clearly relieved to be able to play some competitive basketball for a while, the second half saw Milwaukee press its advantage out to beyond 20.

Milwaukee would go on to win, 84-61 without any real difficulties.

Erik Pratt scored 20 and BJ Freeman and KP scored 15 apiece. The Panthers outrebounded the Titans 53-34 and shot substantially better in every category. Milwaukee also once again earned a whopper of a number of free throws (28) and made 85.7% of them to secure this win.

42.6%   32.0%   85.7%

32.4%   28.0%   71.4%

Milwaukee (8-8, 3-2) returns home and will host Cleveland State this coming Friday downtown at the Arena in an attempt to kick our winning into high gear and rise to the top of the Horizon League standings. Be there.

go panthers.