Game #26 – Milwaukee 70, UIC 59
Player of the Game - Anthony Hill and Kaylon Williams have to share the honors today. Hill collected a collegiate-best 32 points, while Williams had 14 assists and 12 rebounds. Hill’s 32 went just past the 30 he had against Youngstown State in December. Meanwhle, Williams’ 14 assists tied the all-time UWM record, matching the 14 Kerry Glover had in 1982. It is a Division I school record, besting the 13 Marc Mitchell had twice.
Turning Point - Once again the start by the Panthers told the story, as UWM bolted to a 15-4 lead and never trailed. Tony Meier also once again hit two key shots to maintain things in the second half. After UIC had pulled to within 44-37, Meier hit a pair of threes over the next two minutes to restore a 14-point advantage.
Stat That Mattered - Thanks in large part to Hill’s 32 points, the Panthers held a 40-18 edge on points in the paint.
The Notebook - Milwaukee has now won six-straight games, the Panthers’ first six-game winning streak since the 2007-08 season … all six have been league games, marking the first six-game league winning streak since the 2004-05 campaign … UWM won its sixth true road game of the season after winning seven last season … the Panthers swept their two games in Chicago for the third-straight season … Milwaukee has now won seven-straight over UIC … UIC shot just 38.2 percent from the field, the third-straight time UWM has held its opponent under 40 percent from the field … Anthony Hill has reached double figures in nine of his last 11 games while Tony Meier has been in double digits in 10 of his last 14 games … Lonnie Boga missed his second-straight game with an ankle injury. He has now missed five games over the last month because of his ankle.
Up Next - UWM returns to the U.S. Cellular Arena for its final regular season home game as Valparaiso visits Milwaukee Wednesday night.