Thursday, December 12, 2013

Postgame Report: Milwaukee at Indiana

Game #9 – Milwaukee 68, Indiana 87

Full Recap and Stats

Player Of The Game: It could go to either of the leading scorers for the Panthers, as both Emily Decorah and Avyanna Young had 15. But I will roll with Decorah, since it was her best game of the season to date after coming offf the injury. She played a season-high 27 minutes off the bench and looked her usual self from long-distance, canning 4-of-8 of her 3-point attempts.

Play of the Game: In a game like this, one key Hoosier scoring run essentially set the tone. When Milwaukee had cut the lead to 3 at 27-24, IU took a timeout and it made a huge difference. Coming back out of the TO, they went on a 17-4 run that essentially decided the outcome.

Key Stats: The Panthers shot a respectable 43.3 percent, but could not stop the Hoosiers, who connected on half of their shots (33-66) on the night. Freshman Larryn Brooks plays above her age level and went crazy from distance, burying 7 of her 9 attempts from 3-point range on her way to a game-high 27 points.

News and Notes: Young grabbed a team-high 6 rebounds to once again lead the squad. The potent UWM 3-point attack seems to be back in full swing, especially with a healthy Decorah on the court. After making 10-or-more 3's in a game just once in its first four games of the year, the Panthers have made 10, 11, 10, 9 and 10 3's the past five contests.

Up Next: It's back to Wisconsin Sunday and a return to the Klotsche Center for a crosstown showdown with Marquette. The televised contest gets underway at 1 p.m.