Game #19 – Loyola 71, Milwaukee 65
Player of the Game - At some points, Kaylon Williams almost single-handedly kept UWM within striking distance Saturday. His five points in a row got the Panthers back into a 48-all tie, but it just wasn’t enough. He wound up tying his UWM high with 17 points while adding six rebounds and six assists.
Turning Point - Loyola’s 9-0 run in the first half completely changed the game, turning things from a 31-18 rout into a 31-27 contest. Over the final 3:30 of the half, UWM had three missed layups and three turnovers.
Stat That Mattered - Yes, the Panthers stumbled at times on offense. But Loyola shot 55.1 percent from the field for the game, including 68.2 percent in the second half.
The Notebook - The Panthers are now 5-4 at home this season … this is the second-straight year Loyola has beaten UWM in Milwaukee … the Panthers have still won 16 of the last 22 in the series … UWM reached double figures in three-pointers made for the fourth time in the last five games … Milwaukee had 14 offensive rebounds, the fifth time in the last six games the Panthers hit double digits in the category … the Panthers had 10 or fewer turnovers for the third-straight game … Loyola’s 55.1 percent shooting from the field was the third-best mark by a Panther opponent this season … Kaylon Williams reached double figures in points for a fifth-straight game and has made 16-of-29 from three-point range in that time … Mitchell Carter played in a game for just the seventh time this season, collecting an offensive rebound and missing a shot in four minutes … Milwaukee played without Lonnie Boga (ankle) for the second time in the last three games.
Up Next - Milwaukee is back on the road for a pair of games, playing at Valparaiso Friday and Butler Sunday.