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A national championship experience

March 21, 2012

This past weekend, I had the privilege of being a part of history at UW-Whitewater when the men’s basketball team made a remarkable run to a national championship. The idea of riding around for 30 hours in a bus packed with people to watch a game in Salem, Va., seemed like it could be a huge waste...

UW-W wins third title

March 21, 2012

On the court of the Salem Civic Center Arena, it read “Salem, Virginia’s Championship City.” They might as well change that to ‘Whitewater’s Championship City,’ after the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team defeated Cabrini College 63-60 in a stunning 18-point comeback Saturday night...

Warhawks win national championship

March 17, 2012

In a stunning comeback where the Warhawks were down by 18 points with 15 minutes left in the game, they overcame and defeated Cabrini 63-60 Saturday night in Salem, Va. The Warhawks trailed 47-29 with just under 15 minutes left in the game, but then the 'Hawks turned things around. The 'Hawks took its first lead with just over a minute left when Chris Davis h...

Warhawks reach Final Four

March 14, 2012

The last time the men’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four, head coach Pat Miller was the guard for the 1989 team and eventually went on to win the program its second national championship. This time around, Miller will get to experience it as a coach after the Warhawks defeated Virginia Wesleyan...

Men’s basketball team advances to Final Four

March 11, 2012

After defeating Virginia Wesleyan 76-62 Saturday night, the men's basketball team will advance to the programs fourth Final Four appearance. The last time the Warhawks advanced the the Final Four was in 1989. The Warhawks will face MIT this Friday in Salem, Virginia. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m. CST. ...

Davis, Miller earn player/coach of year

March 7, 2012

Last week when the Warhawks earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament, that wasn’t the only good news. Head coach Pat Miller and senior Chris Davis were named coach and player of the year in the WIAC after posting a 23-5 regular season record while winning the regular season WIAC title. This is the...

How sweet it feels

March 7, 2012

For the first time since 1996, the men’s basketball team will return to the Sweet 16 of the Division-III NCAA Tournament. “It feels great and I’m really happy for this team,” head coach Pat Miller said. “We’ve had some good teams that haven’t been able to achieve that and lost to some...

Men’s hoops finish second in WIAC Tourney

February 29, 2012

After defeating UW-River Falls last week on the road, the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team fell 64-58 to the Falcons at home in the WIAC Championship game Sunday. Although they suffered a loss, the ’Hawks still earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. “We’re excited, we kn...

Men win regular season title

February 22, 2012

Expect the unexpected. With last week’s loss to UW-Superior, the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team looked as if they ruined their chance at potentially capturing the No. 1 seed for the WIAC Tournament. They needed to win at UW-River Falls on Saturday and needed No. 12 ranked UW-Stevens ...

Men’s basketball beat UW-Platteville, lose to UW-Superior

February 15, 2012

The Warhawks, ranked No. 4 by the latest D3hoops.com poll, went 1-1 last week winning 77-58 at UW-Platteville and losing 60-58 at UW-Superior. The team has two regular season games remaining: 7 p.m. tonight at home against UW-Oshkosh and on the road Saturday at UW-River Falls. The ’Hawks cruised...

Luke Knoble: from backup to starter

February 1, 2012

It has been said that success comes through hard work. For junior Luke Knoble, his experience with the men’s basketball team has been just that. He’s made the leap from backup to starter and has become one of the pillars for his teammates this season. Last season, Knoble averaged 9.5 minutes per...

Men’s basketball on a roll

January 25, 2012

The men’s basketball team will look to avenge its only loss of the season tonight at 7, when they take on UW-Stevens Point. The Warhawks fell to the Pointers 79-77 on Dec. 14. Since then, the No. 2 ranked ’Hawks have won nine straight games and took sole possession of first place in the WIAC. “I...

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