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UW-W witnesses madness in March

UW-W witnesses madness in March

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 14, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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 22, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Fast starts propel ‘Hawks in wins

Fast starts propel ‘Hawks in wins

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017


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After winning the first 11 non-conference games to begin the season, the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team scuffled at the beginning of WIAC conference play, losing three straight games. Since dropping three in a row though, the No. 25 ’Hawks have turned it around and won three straight confere...

Men’s team eliminated early

Men’s team eliminated early

March 2, 2016


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The Warhawks men’s basketball team had many question marks heading into the season after losing nine players and all five starters from last year’s WIAC championship-winning team. Many questions were answered, but they were not answered early enough as the Warhawks failed to make the postseason ...

Third time may be the charm

Third time may be the charm

February 24, 2016


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By Emily Leclair Feb. 24, 2016 The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team ended its regular season last week with a win against UW-Oshkosh on Feb. 17 and a loss to UW-Eau Claire on Feb. 20. The team will compete in the WIAC Tournament on Feb. 24, where it will face UW-River Falls in the first round. ...

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