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Men’s Basketball loses OT heartbreaker to La Crosse

Men’s Basketball loses OT heartbreaker to La Crosse

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

The Spring Semester won’t be kicking off as planned for men’s basketball, as they have not been able to pull off a clean victory since Dec. 29. The Warhawks were on a roll, having won three straight games, but now find themselves in a four-game losing streak. Losing three straight games to begin thei...

Gifted basketball player reaches new year goals

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

December 9, 2019

Doing it big takes on another meaning when you’re 7 feet tall, casting a big shadow filled with expectation and promise. There is no doubt that there is a gift bestowed upon someone with that kind of physical stature - something David Grintjes knows all too well. Sophomore center and transfer stud...

Men’s Basketball opens season

Men’s Basketball opens season

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

The game on Saturday, Nov. 16, proved to be the proverbial “wake-up call” that the Warhawk men’s basketball team needed as the season begins. Strong offense along with spotty defense highlighted the night as purple shone through with Whitewater taking down the attacking Viterbo University. Each team pro...

UW-W witnesses madness in March

UW-W witnesses madness in March

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

With three game-winning shots with less than two seconds left on the clock in the first and second rounds of the Division-III NCAA Men’s Tournament at Kachel Gymnasium in a little over 24 hours, you know that the calendar has flipped its page to March, or should I say March Madness. Augustana Coll...

UW-W enjoys seven years of Bryson

UW-W enjoys seven years of Bryson

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

You can still find them at the YMCA in the summer playing hoops together. Brother and brother, uniting to lock down some unknowing patrons who came to get in some run. Little do they know, that scoring on this afternoon might not be in the cards for them. Even after 160 wins, two national champi...

Men’s Hoopers set to host tourney

Men’s Hoopers set to host tourney

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 6, 2017

Despite falling in the second round of the WIAC Championships, the Warhawks men’s basketball team will host games in the first and second rounds of the Division-III NCAA tournament. The ’Hawks (21-6) will face the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (20-7), who won the Upper Midwest Athletic Conf...

Turner’s three-point shot descended from heavens to let ’Hawks advance

Turner’s three-point shot descended from heavens to let ’Hawks advance

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 4, 2017

When sophomore guard/forward Maurquis Turner received a pass from junior point guard Chris Jones and launched a three-pointer from the corner right in front of the UW-Whitewater bench, he turned to prayer. “It hung in the air for a long time,” Turner said. “I’m like, ‘please it’s gotta...

‘Hawks dispatch UW-Stout in first round of WIAC tournament

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

After beating the UW-Stout Blue Devils at home by 35 two and a half weeks ago, the three-seeded UW-Whitewater Warhawks were in a much tighter contest in the team’s 78-69 victory Feb. 21 in the first round of the WIAC tournament. Head coach Pat Miller was not surprised it was a closer game. “We...

Ranked UW-W heads to postseason

Ranked UW-W heads to postseason

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

As the 17th ranked UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team heads to the WIAC tournament as the No. 3 seed, UW-W had an up-and-down final week of play. The team fell to UW-Oshkosh 67-63 Feb. 15, but rebounded with a 70-68 overtime win over UW-Eau Claire Feb. 18 on Senior Day. Despite leading most of the contest, UW-W go...

Hoopers in battle for second place in WIAC

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 The No. 18 ranked UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team split a pair of conference opponents last week leaving them steady at second in WIAC standings. The Warhawks started the week with a nail biting victory at UW-Stevens Point before dropping a close one at UW-River Falls. “Play...

Soaring ‘Hawks win seventh in a row

Soaring ‘Hawks win seventh in a row

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 13, 2017

The Warhawks men’s basketball team extended the team’s winning streak to seven after a pair of victories last week to move into sole possession of second place in the WIAC conference with four games left in regular season competition. The ’Hawks began the week with a late rally to break the se...

Hoopers win fifth in a row

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 After a quick stumble during the first few WIAC games without the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball leading scorer, junior guard Chris Jones, the ’Hawks have turned the tide and tallied five straight victories. The ’Hawks began the week with an 80-74 victory against UW-Stevens Point b...

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