Sunday, January 5, 2014

Postgame Report: Milwaukee at Omaha

Game #13 – Milwaukee 68, Omaha 48

Full Recap and Stats

Player Of The Game: Three players accounted for HUGE games, each in their own way. Angela Rodriguez netted 19 points and had 6 assists (to 1 turnover), making 5-of-8 shots from the floor and all 6 of her free throws. Avyanna Young was at it again with another double-double and Ashley Green stuffed the statsheet with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals.

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

Play of the Game: For me it actually happened early. Bre Warren's 3-pointer at the 1:00 mark of the first gave UWM its first lead of the day and helped them overcome that 11-point deficit in the first half. It seemed to give the team the positive energy it needed and the "know" of being able to pull the game out.

Key Stats: The Panthers won despite missing 15 shots in a row in the first half. They went 1-for-19 in a 10:20 stretch in the first when they fell behind 21-10. UWM came into the game averaging just 3.6 steals but had a season-best 13 today, previous season-high was just six.

News and Notes: Ashley Green became the first UWM player to have at least 5 steals in 52 games (Green vs. Seattle 2/1/12). The last UWM player with three-straight double-doubles was Sami Tucker in November of 2011. Young will go for 4 in a row next week at Green Bay. This was the first 20-point win since beating Chicago State in the season opener last year.

Up Next: It's the first Horizon League game of the year, at Green Bay next week Saturday. Tip is 1 p.m.