UW-Whitewater Women’s Basketball Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team will compete in the NCAA Division III Championship for the 11th time in the last 12 years and the 18th time in program history this weekend at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

The Warhawks (18-9 overall) will face Washington-St. Louis in the first round Friday. The Bears (19-6) earned an automatic, or Pool A, bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the University Athletic Association championship.

The winner of Friday’s game will face the winner of the Greenville (Ill.)-George Fox (Ore.) game in Saturday’s second round.

Game times for each round are to be announced.

UW-Whitewater earned a Pool C, or at-large, bid after finishing tied for second in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings and placing second in the conference tournament over the weekend.

The Warhawks were seventh in the NCAA Central Region rankings last week.

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UW-W Women’s Basketball to Host UW-La Crosse in WIAC Semifinal

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team welcomes UW-La Crosse to Kachel Gymnasium Friday at 7 p.m. for a semifinal in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship (Presented by Culver’s).

Tickets for Friday’s game can be purchased online at tickets.uww.edu or at the door starting at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $8 per adult, $4 for senior citizens (ages 62 and over), $3 for students and free for children ages 4 and under.

The winner of Friday’s game advances to the tournament’s championship game, which is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the highest remaining seed.

The second-seeded Warhawks (17-8 overall), who are ranked seventh in the latest NCAA Central Region rankings, enter the postseason with nine wins in their last 10 games. The team tied for second in the WIAC regular season standings with a 10-4 record and earned the tiebreaker for the No. 2 seed over UW-La Crosse thanks to its two wins over first-place UW-Oshkosh.

The Warhawks seek their third consecutive WIAC Championship title. UW-Whitewater is 11-18 all time in the conference tournament, including a 2-0 mark in games against UW-La Crosse.

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UWW Basketball Recaps

Brown Jr. Breaks Scoring Record as Men’s Hoops Downs UW-Platteville

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team picked up its second straight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road win behind a school record-setting performance Wednesday night in an 88-80 victory at UW-Platteville.

Senior forward Melvin Brown Jr. (Milwaukee, Wis./Vincent) broke the program’s single-game scoring record, totaling 47 points on 18-of-26 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line. He added 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

Scotty Tyler previously held the record on a 45-point performance against Ripon on Dec. 21, 2016, at Kachel Gymnasium.

UW-Whitewater continues WIAC play Saturday by hosting UW-La Crosse on Alumni Day at Kachel Gymnasium. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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Women’s Basketball Earns WIAC Home Win

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team posted its third straight win Wednesday night, defeating UW-Platteville 71-55 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match-up at Kachel Gymnasium.

The Warhawks (11-7 overall, 4-3 WIAC) held the Pioneers (8-10, 2-5) to 36 percent shooting, including a 2-for-15 mark in the third quarter when they finished with a 24-12 scoring advantage to break the game open.

UW-Whitewater returns to the floor Saturday at No. 22 UW-La Crosse. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m.

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No. 10 Warhawk Men Close Non-Conference Slate at 11-0

The No. 10 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team capped the 2018 calendar year and the non-conference portion of its season Saturday night with a 96-81 victory at Concordia Texas in the team’s second of two games in Austin, Texas.

Five players scored in double figures for the Warhawks (11-0 overall), who shot 50.8 percent from the floor, hit 15-of-25 from 3-point range and knocked down 19-of-24 at the free-throw line, including 17-of-19 in the second half.

UW-Whitewater begins Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Wednesday at 12th-ranked UW-Stevens Point. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Stevens Point.

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UW-Whitewater Women’s Basketball Tops 100 Points in Victory

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team finished the 2018 calendar year with its regular season non-conference finale Saturday afternoon, besting Methodist (N.C.) 101-36 on the second day of Transylvania’s Pat Deacon Classic in Lexington, Ky.

The Warhawks (7-4 overall) topped 100 points for the 10th time in program history and first time since 2013. The team’s 101 points are tied for the sixth-most in one game in the team record book.

UW-Whitewater’s 65-point margin of victory is the fourth-highest in school history and largest since 1996, when the team bested Rockford (Ill.) by 76 points.

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UWW Basketball Recap

UW-Whitewater Women’s Basketball Outlasted by No. 11 Trine

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team suffered its first loss away from home of the 2018-19 season Friday, falling 71-55 against No. 11 Trine (Ind.) in a non-conference contest on the first day of the Pat Deacon Classic at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.

With the loss, the Warhawks (6-4 overall) will face Methodist (N.C.) in Saturday’s consolation final at 3 p.m. Central Time.

Trine (10-1) outscored UW-Whitewater 47-24 in the first half after the Warhawks led 31-24 at halftime. The Thunder held a 40-12 advantage on points in the paint.

Sophomore guard Emily Schumacher posted a team-high 16 points thanks to f

our 3-pointers. Sophomore guard Adriana Green hit three 3-pointers on her way to an 11-point outing.

Second-Half Surge Helps Warhawk Men Move to 10-0

he No. 10 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team erased a deficit in the second half and continued to extend its lead in a 79-59 victory over Sul Ross State (Texas) in a non-conference affair at Concordia University in Austin, Texas.

Trailing 48-43 with 14:13 on the clock in the second half, the Warhawks (10-0) posted a 13-0 run, highlighted by back-to-back 3-pointers from senior guard Dalton Menke, and never led by fewer than nine the rest of the way.

Menke tallied a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead UW-Whitewater. Senior guard Malik Clements posted 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals, while senior guard David Sachs registered 12 points and five assists.

Senior forward Derek Rongstad recorded 11 points, five rebounds and two steals, and junior guard Tywon Bressler chipped in with nine points and three rebounds.

The Warhawks conclude their trip to Austin Saturday at 7 p.m. against host Concordia Texas.

UWW Women’s Basketball: UW-Whitewater 48, MSOE 42

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team used a stifling defense and a surge early in the third quarter Tuesday night on its way to a 48-42 triumph over Milwaukee School of Engineering in a non-conference affair at the Kern Center.

The Warhawks (5-3 overall) held the Raiders to 32.6 percent shooting and forced 20 turnovers to hand MSOE its first loss of the season.

Junior guard Becky Raeder led UW-Whitewater in scoring with 13 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Senior forward Olivia Freckmann recorded her fist double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and junior guard Megan Corcoran chipped in with seven points, two rebounds and two assists.

UW-Whitewater visits Concordia Wisconsin, another member of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, next week Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. in Mequon.

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No. 22 Warhawks Outlasted by Coe

Photos by Bob Mischka

The No. 22 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a tough third quarter Saturday afternoon in a 68-63 setback against Coe (Iowa) in a non-conference matchup at Kachel Gymnasium.

Sophomore guard Emily Schumacher (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha South) posted a team-best 17 points to go along with three rebounds. Senior forward Olivia Freckmann (Milwaukee, Wis./Pius XI) scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half and added eight rebounds and two steals, and senior forward Sarah Schumacher (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater) collected 11 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

The Warhawks continue non-conference play with a visit to MSOE Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Milwaukee.

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No. 12 Warhawks Remain Unbeaten With Overtime Win

Photos by Peter Mischka, Courtesy of Bob Mischka

The No. 12 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team made up a six-point deficit over the final 90 seconds of regulation and carried the momentum into overtime to remain undefeated on the season with a 101-97 triumph over Alma (Mich.) in a non-conference affair at Kachel Gymnasium.

The Warhawks visit Ripon next Saturday, Dec. 15, for a 7 p.m. tipoff. 

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UWW Football’s Run Ends in National Semifinals

The No. 5 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team saw its magical 2018 season come to an end Saturday afternoon, falling 31-14 at No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor in a semifinal of the NCAA Division III Championship at Crusader Stadium in Belton, Texas.

The Warhawks (13-1 overall) claimed the program’s 36th Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and the 11th appearance in the national semifinals in team history in 2018.

Junior running back Ronny Ponick led the UW-Whitewater offense with 14 carries for 70 yards and a one-yard touchdown run with 5:47 to play in the fourth quarter that brought the team within 10 points.

The Crusaders (14-0), who advance to face No. 1 Mount Union (Ohio) in Friday’s Stagg Bowl national championship game, converted a crucial third-and-eight on their way to a game-clinching touchdown with 2:33 remaining in the contest.

Senior quarterback Cole Wilber finished his Warhawk career with 107 yards and a 2-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Bryce Bellefeuille in the third quarter that put UW-Whitewater on the board.

Junior linebacker Matt Anderson posted a team-best 13 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss and one sack. Junior linebacker Jacob Erbs tallied 11 tackles, and senior linebacker Bryce Leszczynski collected 10 tackles and an interception that he returned for 64 yards in the third quarter.

Senior defensive end Harry Henschler totaled seven tackles, including two for a loss, and junior defensive back Nate Tranel posted six tackles and two pass breakups.

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