Friday, February 22, 2013

Postgame Report: Milwaukee vs. Valparaiso

Game #23 – Milwaukee 75, Valparaiso 71

Full Recap and Stats

Player Of The Game: With four players in double-figures, makes it tough to pick one (but that's a good problem to have), but I will roll with Emily Decorah and her 15 points. She made 5 more 3's and had back-to-back makes with about 4 minutes left that thwarted an earlier Valpo run.

She joined radio play-by-play announcer Scott Warras after the game as his player of the game. Listen to her comments HERE.

Play of the Game: When you are up 13 (70-57) with 81 seconds to play, there shouldn't usually be any concern. However, Valpo went on a crazy 14-3 run that made it a 2-point game with 9 seconds left. Angela Rodriguez took care of business, swishing a pair of free throws with 5.0 on the clock to end the comeback bid.

News and Notes: Rodriguez finished with 15 points, upping her career total to 984. She will go for the 1,000 against the Raiders ... The team made 12 more 3's Thursday, the 9th time this season they have made 10 or more ... freshman Jordyn Swan scored a season-high 9 points, all on 3's ... Decorah now has 74 made 3's on the year, closing in on the record of 93 ... the victory marked back-to-back wins for the Panthers for the first time this season and the first time since beating Butler (Feb. 23) and Valpo (Feb. 25) last season.

Up Next: After an adventure on the roads with the winter weather, Milwaukee is headed to Ohio for a Saturday matinee against Wright State, set for a 3:30 p.m. CST tip-off.