Post-Game Wrap-Up: Milwaukee vs. Cleveland State
Game #22 –Milwaukee 73, Cleveland State 64
Full game recap and stats here
Player of the Game - Lindsay Laur. Laur finished with a game-high 21 points, hit 8-of-8 at the free throw line, had 7 rebounds and hit a key three-pointer down the stretch. She also pushed her school-record made free throw streak to 36-straight.
Turning Point - 3:23 remaining in the game. After a CSU foul, Shawnita Garland was called for a technical foul—her fifth foul of the game. UWM got four free throws and was able to limit the Garland-less Vikings to one made basket the rest of the game.
Stat That Mattered - 25-for-30 at the free throw line. The Panthers effectively used the Vikings’ defensive intensity against them, drawing 23 fouls and getting to the free throw line 25 times in the second half. Milwaukee entered the day fifth in the nation in free throw shooting and stuck to the script, hitting 83.3 percent from the charity stripe.
The Notebook - Laur surpassed 700 career rebounds and now has 705 … the 20-point game was the 16th of her career, tied with Jessica Wilhite for fourth in school history ... Courtney Lindfors surpassed Trina Rathke on UWM’s freshman blocks list with 27 this season … she also tied Maria Viall for fourth with 78 made field goals … Angela Rodriguez hit her 44th three-pointer of the season, tied for third-most by a freshman in school history … the Panthers won for the third time this season when trailing at halftime (UIC, South Dakota) … the USD game was the only time this season UWM attempted or made more free throws (28-for-31) … Milwaukee forced an opponent to shoot below 30 percent from three-point range for the seventh time in eight games … Laur played in her 144th career game, tied for third-most in school history … Sami Tucker’s 12 rebounds are a career-high.
Tracking The League - Milwaukee entered the game tied with Cleveland State for fifth in the league standings. The Panthers take sole possession of fifth with the win and could move as high as third with favorable results around the league later today.
Up Next - The Panthers return to action next week with a two-game swing through Chicago. The trip starts with a Thursday evening game at Loyola.