After getting embarrassed on Thursday night, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers (7-15, 5-8 Horizon) lose another uncompetitive game, this time to the Youngstown State Penguins (12-10, 6-6 Horizon) by a final of 86-72.
The game was not as close as the score indicates. Milwaukee was down by 20 at halftime and trailed by as many as 26 in the second half before finally showing a tiny bit of fight to lose by 14.
Jordan Lathon led UWM with 20 points and grabbed three rebounds, had one assist and one steal.
DeAndre Gholston was the only other Panther to score in double-figures with 13 points, but he had another inefficient game shooting, as he made just 3-of-12 from the field, but did make 7-of-11 at the free throw line. Gholston did have six assists and two rebounds as well.
UWM shot 26-of-57 (45.6%) from the field, 7-of-16 (43.8%) from 3-point range, but made just 13-of-19 (68.4%) at the free throw line.
The “main” problem today, as it always has been in the Baldwin Sr. era, was on the defensive end.
I’m sure glad Amanda Braun ran Rob Jeter out of town in 2016 for the product that has been put on the floor the last six seasons.
The Panthers will play on the road against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (11-9, 6-5 Horizon) on Friday, February 4th. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on ESPN+.