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Men’s Basketball finishes bottom

Equan Ards dunks the ball for the Warhawks at Kachel Fieldhouse.

Kyle Olson, Journalist

March 2, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball season wrapped up with a loss to UW-Stout on Sunday, Feb. 22, capping off a difficult run in 2019-20. Whitewater finished with an overall record of 7-18 including 2-12 in conference play, ending the season tied for last place in the WIAC. ...

Men’s basketball falls twice at home

Freshman Austin Gates has been a 3-point threat for the Warhawks all season, and his shot with 2:10 left in the game broke a tie late in the fourth quarter. He finished with a career-high nine points against Platteville.

Ryan Dietrich, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

The Warhawks nearly pulled off an upset against WIAC’s top ranked Platteville Pioneers, but fell short leaving the score at 70-68 in favor of the Pios. Going into Wednesday’s game, the men had the odds stacked against them. They were going up against the WIAC’s top team, the UW-Platteville Pi...

Men’s hoops just short on upset

Bailey Kale drives to the hoop in the game against Stevens Point on Feb. 5.

Ryan Dietrich, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

The Whitewater Men’s Basketball (7-14, [2-8 conf.]) team went into the game against UW-Stevens Point (14-7, [6-4 conf.]) as the unlikely underdog. They came into Wednesday’s game looking to avenge their earlier 68-54 loss to the Pointers. Whitewater’s Breontae Hunt opened up the game with an aggr...

Hoops steam ahead

Sophomore Bailey Kale takes a shot over the La Crosse defense. The Warhawks lost, 78-84.

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

The UW-Whitewater Men’s Basketball team snapped their 2 game losing streak with a much needed win as they were able to go on the road and stun UW-La Crosse 65-63 in a close game. With this win, the Warhawks (7-12, [2-6 conf.]) beat the Eagles (15-3,[5-3])  and improving who are ranked 19th in the nati...

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...

Basketball continues to lose, needs to rebound

Sophomore Kale Bailey shoots from outside against Ripon College. Bailey finished with 8 points and 8 assists.

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

Coach Pat Millers Unit is falling on hard times. Three consecutive losses have the Warhawks reeling. Losses are piling up at the wrong time as a young team attempts to find their identity amongst a challenging start to their schedule this season. Miller headed into the season knowing he and his team we...

Men’s Basketball opens season

James Fox (12) rushes off the bench to congratulate James Burks III (3) after a tough period of play.  Burks III scored 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds between both of the weekend games.

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...

Big week for Andre Brown, Warhawks leads to split

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

January 22, 2019

Although the No. 23 UW-W men’s basketball team finished last week with a 1-1 record, the team’s overall play was a big win for coach Pat Miller and his team. The Warhawks kicked off the week with a Wednesday game against UW-Oshkosh. After going down 9-0 to start the game, the Warhawks respond...

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...

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