Warhawk Men Advance to Elite 8; Update: Facing Oswego State on Sat. @ 6 – Link for livestream provided

Jameer Barker rises up for a jumper in the first half against Johns Hopkins (courtesy of Dane Sheehan)

Update: In a hard fought game where they were rarely ahead but usually not far behind, UW-W’s women lost to Trinity (CT) by 63-56. See the sports section for details on this game.

By Angela Kelm
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

Ashland, Va. — Still Dancing … Warhawk Men Advance to Elite 8  |  Box Score

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team continues their journey in the postseason after defeating Johns Hopkins 83-82 in overtime in an instant classic.

Tipoff for the Elite 8 game in Ashland, Va. Is slated for 6 pm CT Saturday. The Warhawks seem to be at home on the road this season at 12-1 in away games. Update 3/11 @ 3:40 p.m.: They will face Oswego State, which earned its first trip ever to the Elite 8 by ending Randolph Macon’s 64 home-game winning streak on Friday evening, 74-63. The game may be viewed online here.

The game was close throughout as you’d expect a quarterfinal game to be. Still the Warhawks held the lead for the majority of the contest. The tide seemed to turn a bit at the 7:41 mark in the second half when JHU knocked down a triple from the wing to claim their first lead of the half since the opening minute.  

From that point, the teams traded small runs until the Blue Jays went up five with just over a minute in regulation remaining. Forced to foul with just 41 seconds left, Johns Hopkins made one of two but hauled in the offensive board. A quick foul led to a pair of missed free throws and this time Trevon Chislom secured the rebound.  

Miles Barnstable got the ball up the court quickly and created space with a step back move knocking down the three-pointer with 29 seconds on the clock. Head Coach Pat Miller immediately signaled for the timeout.  

Seven seconds ticked off clock after the inbounds until UWW was whistled for the foul. Dropping in one of two, UW-Whitewater capitalized on the Blue Jays’ poor free throw shooting down the stretch. Barnstable missed a triple, but Carter Capstran cleaned up the offensive glass to cut the deficit in half and pull the Warhawks within two, 73-71, with 11 seconds remaining.  

Delvin Barnstable fouled JHU with barely any time coming off the clock and once again Johns Hopkins only hit one of the pair. Chislom pulled down the board and outleted to Miles Barnstable who went coast-to-coast for the layup to make it 74-73 with eight seconds to go.  

Following the next UWW foul, the Blue Jays made the second of the double bonus giving the Warhawks less than three seconds to go the length of the court trailing by two.  

JHU pressured the near guards forcing the inbounder to heave the ball near the sideline at midcourt. Capstran acted as a receiver, hauling in the catch inbounds and tossing it toward the three-point line before falling out of play. Delvin Barnstable did a fantastic job coming back for the ball and his hustle paid off as JHU was called for a foul on the catch.  

With just three-tenths of a second left, Barnstable’s first free throw bounced off the rim, hit the backboard and dropped through. He drained the next one to send the game into overtime. The Barnstables combined for 26 points in the second half for UWW.  

The majority of points scored in the five-minute overtime came from the charity stripe. The Warhawks won that battle hitting 6-8 in overtime compared to 3-4 for JHU. Still the Blue Jays captured the lead late after back-to-back buckets from turnovers gave Johns Hopkins an 82-81 lead with 12 seconds to go.  

Jameer Barker drew a shooting foul with six seconds on the clock to head to the line. He knocked down both to give UWW the lead. A last chance heave for Johns Hopkins was no good as the Warhawks keep dancing in the NCAA Tournament.  

Barker posted 19 bolstered by 6-8 from the free throw line including the final two that sealed the win. Both Barnstables posted 17 each as Delvin notched a double-double with 12 boards. Chislom and Capstran rounded out the double figure scorers with 13 each.  

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