The UW-Milwaukee Panthers (1-2) were no match for the No. 24 Florida Gators (3-0) in a 81-45 loss in Gainesville.
UWM held their own in the first half, but the Panthers went more than 11 minutes without a field goal in the second half which allowed Florida to blow the doors open.
UWM finished the game 18-of-58 (31.0%) from the field, 2-of-12 (16.7%) from 3-point range and 7-of-13 (53.8%) from the free throw line and committed 13 turnovers.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. led the Panthers with 13 points tonight, but seemed out of sorts. He was 6-of-15 from the field, including 0-of-3 from beyond the arc and split his two free throw attempts and committed a team high three turnovers.
It was certainly a disappointing performance for UWM because it was a golden opportunity to prove that they could compete against the top teams in the country and they failed to do so.
The Panthers will next play in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. UWM will open the tournament against Bowling Green (1-2) on Tuesday, November 23rd. Tipoff is set for 1:30 PM (Central Time).