The UW-Milwaukee Panthers (7-7, 6-6) drops another home game inside the Klotsche Center, this time to the Northern Kentucky Norse (10-8, 8-5), 87-73.
The Panthers are 0-7 under Pat Baldwin against Northern Kentucky and 3-10 all-time. The last win for the program over NKU was January 12, 2017 in LaVall Jordan’s lone season at UWM.
DeAndre Gholston led UWM with 24 points, Josh Thomas scored 13 and Te’Jon Lucas had 12 points.
The Panthers shot 43.1 percent from the field, but just 69.5 percent at the foul line.
The problem tonight for UWM was the defense, or lack there of. NKU scored 43 in the first half and 44 in the second half and the Norse also hit 18 3-pointers.
The Panthers have the talent to score, but they are terrible defensively, and until that gets figured out, it’ll continue to be a frustrating season. UWM is allowing 72 points per game through 14 games which ranks 248th best (out of 357 teams).
UW-Milwaukee and Northern Kentucky will play against tomorrow, February 6, at 2:00 PM (Central Time) inside the Klotsche Center. The game will be televised on ESPN3.