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Men’s basketball in trouble

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019

After losing its makeup game on the road to UW-Oshkosh, the Warhawk men’s basketball team split its normal week of competition with a home loss to UW-Stevens Point, followed by a road win against UW-Stout. UW-W’s standing in the WIAC does not make things easier, however, as it is currently sixth with a...

Warhawks squander second half lead

Warhawks squander second half lead

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019

Despite leading by as much as 12 in the second half, the Warhawk men’s basketball team could not maintain it and fell to UW-Eau Claire on the road, 78-74, Feb. 2. The Warhawks in the process got swept by the Blugolds for the first time since the 2015-16 season. Whitewater won both of its games ...

Brown Jr. sets record, Warhawks split week

Brown Jr. sets record, Warhawks split week

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

January 29, 2019

Warhawk men’s basketball has gone 3-5 in the WIAC since their 11-0 regular season start after splitting games against UW-Platteville on the road Jan. 23 and UW-La Crosse at Kachel Gymnasium Jan. 26. Whitewater took down the Pioneers, 88-80, with much of the credit going to senior forward Melvin Brown ...

Men’s hoops shoot for comeback

Men’s hoops shoot for comeback

Dylan Piccolo, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Last season, the Warhawks lost their first-round matchup in the WIAC tournament against UW-River Falls. The season did not finish the way they wanted, and it was telling they would be back ready to go with six of their seven leading scorers back on the hardwood for the 2018-19 season. UW-W is curren...

Three’s company for All-WIAC

Three’s company for All-WIAC

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2018

Three players from both the UW-Whitewater women’s and men’s basketball teams were named to All-WIAC teams, which was announced Feb. 27. Women senior guards Brooke Trewyn and Malia Smith, along with senior forward Andrea Meinert, were selected to the All-WIAC first team. For the men, junior guard An...

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team dropped the first game of the WIAC tournament despite a career-high 34 points from junior Derek Rongstad. The Warhawks lost 79-68 to UW-River Falls, dropping their third game of the season to the Falcons. UW-W came back from an 18-point first half deficit to ...

Fourth straight game slips away from UW-W

Fourth straight game slips away from UW-W

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

Twenty-eight turnovers, many missed free throws and an eight minute stretch without a field goal handed the Warhawks men’s basketball team their fourth straight loss as they suffered a 60-55 defeat at the hands of UW-La Crosse. After starting the season 16-5 the Warhawks closed out the year with four co...

Warhawks fall to Falcons in fight for fourth

Warhawks fall to Falcons in fight for fourth

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 12, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team was defeated 76-66 at UW-River Falls on Saturday night, capping off a week that already saw the Warhawks drop a heartbreaker just days earlier. The loss drops the Warhawks record to 6-6 in WIAC play, putting them below UW-O and tying them with UW-RF in the...

Hot shooting from deep scorches UW-Stout

Hot shooting from deep scorches UW-Stout

Kolten Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 6, 2018

Junior forward Mitchell Pfiefer scored 22 points in just 16 minutes to lead the Warhawks to a much-need 74-55 victory over the UW-Stout Blue Devils. The win came days after UW-W dropped a key game to WIAC leader UW-Stevens Point. Pfiefer, who’s been battling a series of injuries as of late, said that he wa...

Three is key in Warhawks’ victory

Three is key in Warhawks’ victory

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter

January 29, 2018

The No. 8 UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team rebounded from their previous loss against UW-Platteville to handily defeat UW-Eau Claire 75-59 Jan. 27 at Kachel Gymnasium. UW-W’s 3-point shooting, like in many other games, was the main takeaway from the contest. After being down 4-0 early, the Wa...

Men’s basketball strengthens

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 25, 2017

W-Whitewater men’s basketball added two new staff members for the upcoming season, both who understand what it means to be a Warhawk. Lou Chapman and Jarod Wichser were announced as assistant coaches to the Warhawks’ 2017-2018 staff Sept. 14 by head coach Pat Miller. “He [Chapman] brings a lot o...

Men’s team eliminated early

Men’s team eliminated early

March 2, 2016

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 ...

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