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Men’s Basketball: UW-Whitewater defeats Williams 75-73, wins second title in three years

March 25, 2014

  March 25, 2014 By Justin St. Peter Salem, Va. – Not one, not two, not three, but the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team now has four national championships. When Williams University senior center Michael Mayer tipped in a Duncan Robinson missed jumper with 4.9 seconds left on the clock, things looked dire for the Warhawks who were down 73-72. “I thought we had won a national championship,” Robinson said. “My first thought wasn’t to get back on defense.” ’Hawks forward K.J. Evans quickly turned and fired the inbounds pass to guard Quardell Young. Young caught it at the three point line and raced down the court. Four dribbles later, he elevated from the middle of the lane. As the ball left his dominant left hand, Mayer, the Ephs’ First Team All-American, hacked him across the arm. The ball hit the left side of the rim, bounced off the back iron, and dropped in. As the crowd erupted, the referee blew the whistle fo...

Men’s Basketball: Warhawks host to begin ‘Big Dance’

Men's Basketball: Warhawks host to begin 'Big Dance'

March 5, 2014

  March 5, 2014 By Paul Bressler The No. 3-ranked UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team is set to host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament but could eventually have to go through No. 1-ranked UW-Stevens Point in a potential Elite Eight rematch. The Warhawks will take on the University...

M/W Basketball: Hoops teams both sit at 21-3

M/W Basketball: Hoops teams both sit at 21-3

February 19, 2014

  Feb. 19 By Paul Bressler The No. 2-ranked UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team needs to take care of business against the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds on Feb. 12 if it wants any chance for at least a share of the WIAC crown. The Warhawks are second in the conference with one game left to...

Men’s Basketball: Warhawks take care of Blue Devils, eye No. 1-ranked Pointers

February 2, 2014

  Feb. 1 By Daniel Schoettler Despite a second half surge by the UW-Stout Blue Devils, the Warhawks men’s basketball team came up victorious Saturday night with a 70-59 win in Kachel Gymnasium.  At halftime, the team honored the 1984 and 1989 national championship teams. The Warhawks started out the game with an 8-1 r...

Men’s Basketball: Miller’s men ranked No. 4 nationally

Men's Basketball: Miller's men ranked No. 4 nationally

December 4, 2013

Dec. 4 By Daniel Schoettler Last year, the Warhawks men’s basketball team finished 24-5 with a second-place finish in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It also won its conference tournament last year, but its championship run ended with a second-round exit in the NCAA Tournament. The...

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