Post-Game Wrap-Up: Milwaukee vs. Butler
Game #26 –Milwaukee 73, Butler 66
Full game recap and stats here
Player of the Game - Anne Breland. Breland finished with 14 points to score in double-figures for the fourth-straight game and hit a number of key three-pointers for the Panthers. She also tied a career-high with 6 rebounds.
Turning Point - 0:30/Second Half. Lindsay Laur finished a lay-up off a nice give-and-go with Courtney Lindfors. She was fouled and converted the free throw to take, what was a 66-64 advantage, and turn it into a 69-64 lead and effectively ice the game.
Stat That Mattered - Free Throw Shooting. Milwaukee was a perfect 17-for-17 at the free throw line, while Butler went 15-for-22.
The Notebook - UWM’s 17 made free throws are the second-most in a game without a miss in school history (School Record: 26) … Laur tied Jessica Wilhite for third in school history with her 73rd career double-digit scoring game … she also has 749 rebounds, just two back of Erica Young for third in the team’s Division I era … Rodriguez has now made 100 field goals, third-most by a freshman in school history … Laur’s 20-point game was her 14th of the game, tied for third in school history for a single season … she has reached 10 points in 16-straight games, tied for fourth-most … Milwaukee is now 10-7 when outrebounding its opponent, compared to 0-9 when being outrebounded … this was the first time the Panthers have been tied at halftime this season … Sami Tucker is now 8-for-8 this season in three-point play opportunities (fouls on made baskets) … UWM shot better than .375 from three-point range for the eighth-straight game, including seven times at 40 percent or better … the Panthers are averaging 8 made three’s per game in that time … Milwaukee was perfect at the free throw line for the second time this season … the Panthers took the 19-18 series lead in all-time meetings with Butler ... UWM wore special pink uniforms for the second-straight game.
Up Next - Milwaukee closes out its regular season home schedule Saturday, hosting Valparaiso at the Klotsche Center. The Panthers and Crusaders tip off at 2 p.m. on Senior Day. Five UWM seniors will be honored before the game.