Post-Game Wrap-Up: Milwaukee @ Wright State
HORIZON LEAGUE QUARTERFINALS
Game #30 –Wright State 63, Milwaukee 58
Full game recap and stats here
Player of the Game - Anne Breland/Lindsay Laur. Breland was a spark in the second half, scoring 15 of her 17 points to put the Panthers ahead for much of the frame. Meanwhile, Laur was a rock across the board, finishing with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists.
Turning Point - Laur gave the Panthers a 56-54 lead with just under three minutes remaining. Unfortunately, LaShawna Thomas answered with a layup and the Raiders hit four-straight free throws to make it 60-56. Laur hit a layup to pull her team within two points, but WSU scored the final three points of the game to ice the contest.
Stat That Mattered - Milwaukee committed just 3 more fouls, but Wright State attempted 20 more free throws.
The Notebook -
Laur is the first player in the team’s Division I history to lead the team in scoring, rebounding and assists in the same season … she is the first overall since Jaci Clark in 1982-83 … Milwaukee set school records with 212 made three-pointers and a .790 free throw percentage … the Panthers .364 three-point percentage is fifth in school history … UWM had won a tournament game in each of the previous five seasons … Laur and Angela Rodriguex are the fourth and fifth players in school history to log 40 minutes in a league tournament game … UWM was outrebounded for the first time in 12 games. It finished 0-10 this season when being outrebounded.
Laur finished her career in UWM’s Division I history: fourth in scoring (1,404), third in rebounding (791), third in field goals made (504) and attempted (1,192), fifth in three-pointers (123), first in free throw percentage (.864), second in games played (122), third in double-digit scoring games (76), fourth in 20-point games (19) and third in double-doubles (27) … her season stacks up this way: School-record .928 free throw percentage, sixth-most points (518), seventh-best scoring average (17.3)tied for sixth-most rebounds (282), tied for sixth in rebounding average (9.4), eighth in field goals made (179), eighth in free throws made (128), third in minutes played (1,071), fourth in minutes per game (35.7) and tied for third in games started (30) …
Breland finished her career 26-for-26 from the free throw line. That is the third-longest free throw streak in school history.
Rodriguez finished with 66 three-pointers, a freshman record and third-most in school history … her .421 percent three-point percentage is second among UWM freshman and seventh all-time … she also finished with the second-most minutes played (1,100), second-most minutes per game (36.7) and the third-best free throw percentage (.857) … among freshmen, she is second in starts (29), second in points (377), second in scoring average (12.6) and third in field goals made (122)—all categories where she is the top rookie guard … she is also fourth in steals (40) and third in assists (89).
Courtney Lindfors finished with 31 blocks, 10th-most in school history and third-most for a freshman … her 101 made free throws are third among freshmen.