The UW-Milwaukee Panthers (5-10, 3-3 Horizon) were no match for Antoine Davis and the Detroit Mercy Titans (5-7, 3-0 Horizon) in a 85-60 loss inside Calihan Hall in Detroit, Michigan.
The UWM defense was beyond terrible tonight, allowing the Titans to score 48 points in the first half and Detroit Mercy shot 28-of-58 (48.3%) from the field and 18-of-35 (51.4%) from 3-point range in the game.
Things weren’t any better on the offensive end for the Panthers either. UWM shot 24-of-55 (43.6%) from the field, 6-of-26 (23.1%) from 3-point range and 6-for-10 (60.0%) at the free throw line, but those numbers are a little skewed because UWM finally made some shots in garbage time late in the game when it was a 30 point game.
The Panthers committed 16 turnovers in the game, with 13 of them coming in the first half. To be clear, that’s very bad.
Josh Thomas and Donovan Newby were the only bright spots on offense.
Thomas finished with 19 points on 8-of-11 from the field, while Newby scored 12 points on 4-of-6 from the field.
DeAndre Gholston struggled mightily, scoring seven points on 3-of-14 from the field and 1-of-10 from beyond the arc.
UW-Milwaukee was without Patrick Baldwin Jr. tonight, but that’s no excuse for the brutal effort on both ends of the court.
The Panthers will travel to Rochester, Michigan to play the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (10-4, 4-0 Horizon) on Sunday, January 9th. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on ESPN+.