Saturday, November 30, 2013

Postgame Report: Milwaukee vs. New Mexico State

Game #6 – Milwaukee 84, New Mexico State 81

Full Recap and Stats

Player Of The Game: Angela Rodriguez was brilliant, tying her career high with 30 points. She came up with big shots all game long and finished 10-for-10 from the line for one of the best 100% performances on free throws in program history. But, Macie Dorow's effort cannot be overlooked either. She got the first start of the season, blwoing past her previous career-high of 7 points already by halftime (she has 12) and tying her career-best with 5 rebounds.

The due joined Scott Warras on the radio following the contest as his "Stars of the Game", hear that interview HERE.

Play of the Game: There were a lot of key plays, but the biggest in my eyes was the 4 free throws shot by Sydney Snower in the final 79 seconds. UWM trailed by 1 the first time she was fouled and calmly made both to put UWM back ahead. She made two more with 11 seconds left that pushed the lead back to 3. Not only were those her only 4 attempts on the day, but those were her first four tries from the charity stripe on the season.

Key Stats: The Panthers shot a season-high 47.4 percent on the day and sank half of their 3's with 11 makes on 22 tries. The Pan Am Center was a good spot for UWM to find its long-range groove, making 11 today and 10 yesterday against Lamar.

News and Notes: Avyanna Young grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 10 points to record her second career double-double. The team technically grabbed a share of the weekend tournament crown as all 4 teams finished 1-1.

Up Next: It's back to Wisconsin tomorrow and a return to the Klotsche Center Wednesday for an early 11 a.m. tip.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Postgame Report: Milwaukee vs. North Dakota State

Game #3 – Milwaukee 76, North Dakota State 64

Full Recap and Stats

Player Of The Game: Sophomore Avyanna Young continues to post dominating stats lines so far in 2013-14 and today was no different. She scored over 20 points for the second-straight game, tying her career-high with 22 points and just missing a double-double with 9 rebounds.

Young joined Scott Warras on the radio following the contest as his "Star of the Game", hear that interview HERE.

Play of the Game: It was back-and-forth at the start, but when the Panthers turned a 10-7 deficit into am 18-10 lead in the first with an 11-0 run it was all over.

Key Stats: The Panthers shot the ball well on the day, finishing at 44.1 percent in the game and 54.2 percent in the second half despite hitting just 23.5 percent of their three's. Also, the team had just 11 turnovers compared to 13 assists.

News and Notes: Milwaukee battled to an even 43-43 edge on the boards despite a much smaller lineup for most of the day against the Bison.

Up Next: It's off to New Mexico for the holiday week, starting with a visit to "THE PIT" Tuesday.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Postgame Report: Milwaukee vs. Wisconsin

Game #1 – Milwaukee 60, Wisconsin 85

Full Recap and Stats

Player Of The Game: For the Panthers, Angela Rodriguez brought her "A-game" against the Badgers, finishing with a team-high 18 points. She was 7-18 from the floor and 4-5 from the FT line.

Look at those Freshmen: A pair of freshman made their collegiate debuts and the final numbers were nice. Bre'Zall Warren finished with 11 points, 3 rebounds and a pair of assists. Christina Wakeman made a statement with 9 points and 7 rebounds despite the fact that she played just 16 minutes. Sydney Snower also made her debut, scoring three points and grabbing a pair of boards in four minutes

Coach's Take: Head coach Kyle Rechlicz joined Scott Warras on the radio following the contest, hear that interview HERE.

Play of the Game: Milwaukee gave the Badgers all they could handle for 25-plus minutes, but could not overcome that 16-2 run that gave UW an insurmountable 55-37 lead.

Key Stats: Despite a clear size disadvantage, UWM hung with the Badgers on the boards and only trailed the final rebound count by a 52-46 tally. The Panthers also had 32 points in the paint.

News and Notes: The Panthers set a program record for fewest turnovers per game last season and picked up right where they left off, finishing with just nine turnovers on the night. Milwaukee's potent three-point attack could never get going, finishing 3-16 from long distance, clearly missing Emily Decorah who did not play tonight.

Up Next: UWM stays at home and welcomes Western Illinois to the Klotsche Center Sunday, starting at 2 p.m.

The "Kyle Rechlicz Show" on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel

With the women's basketball season officially underway tonight, it's time to get the coaches shows rolling as well. The first edition of the "Kyle Rechlicz Show" is already finished and will be airing this week on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will also be airing the Panthers season opener against Wisconsin Thursday evening and the first airing of Kyle's show takes place right before the broadcast.

Here is the full schedule:
Thursday, Nov. 14 - 6:30 p.m. (just prior to the LIVE game telecast)
Friday, Nov. 15 - 9:30 a.m. (REPLAY game telecast follows)
Saturday, Nov. 16 - 11:30 a.m. (REPLAY game telecast follows)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Great Debut

It would be hard for Matt Tiby to have posted a better individual Panther debut than he did Friday night at Loyola.

The sophomore junior-college transfer tallied 21 points to go with eight rebounds and five assists in the loss. It marked the best scoring debut by a Panther since Paige Paulsen tallied 27 points in the 2006-07 opener vs. Radford. It was also the last time a new player reached the 20-point mark in his debut since Tone Boyle scored 20 in the 2008-09 opener.

Finally, it marked the first time since the 2009-10 campaign that the Panthers had anyone score 20 or more in a season opener. That year, Ricky Franklin and James Eayrs each scored 20-plus in the first contest of the year.

Tiby talked to the media after the game.