The UW-Milwaukee Men’s Basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start to the game on Sunday afternoon against Northern Kentucky at UWM Panther Arena.
The Panthers (10-13, 5-6 Horizon League) overcame an 11-point deficit and cut it to a one possession game against the Norse (16-7, 8-3) to begin the second half, but then Northern Kentucky went on a 12-2 run that UWM was never able to battle back from.
“Tough game tonight, especially on the offensive end,” UWM head coach Pat Baldwin said. “We thought we had some things figured out and had some very good looks to start out. But after you get down 13-2, it’s going to be hard to win games that way.”
“Defensively, I thought we were pretty good,” Baldwin said. “We held one of the leading scorers in the league to five points and did a good job of getting back into the game. Just have to get better. Another opportunity presents itself Thursday.”
Darius Roy lead the Panthers with 11 points. Te’Jon Lucas and Tyler Behrendt each added nine points for UWM.
UW-Milwaukee will now play four of the next five games on the road. The Panthers will travel to Chicago to take on UIC on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm (CT).