NCAAB Game Recap - Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Wisconsin
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5-7)

41

23

64

Wisconsin (6-5)

43

40

83

Trice, Rivers power Wisconsin past Milwaukee 83-64
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:46 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin’s Micah Potter endured a 644-day wait to play another collegiate basketball game.

The 6-foot-10 junior got his chance on Saturday against Milwaukee.

D’Mitrick Trice scored a career-high 31 points and Nate Reuvers had 22 points to help Wisconsin overpower Milwaukee in a 83-64 victory.

The win gave the Badgers (6-5) a sweep against intrastate opponents this season, with victories over Milwaukee, Green Bay and Marquette.

Though Trice had a strong game, the spotlight was on Potter, an Ohio State transfer who was denied appeals to play five times by the NCAA’s Committee of Legislative Relief.

Potter shot 3 of 6 from the field in his Badgers’ debut, scored 12 points and played 13 minutes. He also had three turnovers. The last time Potter played at Ohio State was during an NCAA Tournament loss to Gonzaga on March 18, 2018.

“Finally,” said Potter about his feelings when he was inserted into the game in the first quarter. “I was trying to keep calm because, obviously, there were some jitters going on. I was trying to stay focused on what I needed to do, and that was play hard, play physical and play smart.

“The ovation I got was pretty cool, too. It got me excited to play.”

Meanwhile, Darius Roy delivered 21 points and Te’Jon Lucas, an Illinois transfer in his first season at Milwaukee, had 10 points for the Panthers (5-7), who have lost five straight games.

Wisconsin held a 43-41 halftime lead after Milwaukee stayed within striking distance in the first half with a 3-point shooting barrage. The Panthers shot 7 of 11 from beyond the arc, including a pair of banked 3-pointers. Roy and Lucas combined for four of those long-range baskets.

The Badgers held the Panthers scoreless from 3-point range in the second half. They also held Lucas scoreless in the second.

The Panthers scored one point in their first five possessions after halftime and the Badgers extended their lead to 49-42 on a pair of Reuver free throws with 15:59 to go in the game.

Milwaukee coach Pat Baldwin said he liked his team’s effort in the first half, but the Panthers slid defensively in keeping an eye on Trice and Reuvers in the second.

“We were hitting some shots in the first half, got downhill, got to the basket and made some plays,” Baldwin said.

“Trice loves getting right, and that’s where he was setting up. He was going left to right in his pull up and that’s his game. If anything, you want to force him left and we didn’t do a good job of keeping him out of those sweet spots that he likes.”

Potter will play an important role in allowing Reuvers, a 6-11 big man, to get much-needed rest on the bench during a game. Reuvers is Wisconsin’s scoring leader at 15.2 points per game.

“We’re glad to have him,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said of Potter’s first Wisconsin appearance. “He can take some of the physical toll off of Nate, just from a minutes stand point. It just helps (Reuvers) not have to play as extended of time.

“I didn’t play them together today, but that is something that possibly will come down the road. I’ve done it in practice.”

Reuvers averages 29.4 minutes and 5.2 rebounds per game. He said he’s thrilled to see Potter on the court.

“He’s high energy and he runs the floor really well, and that’s something that coach always talks about is getting that first guy down there really helps us set up our offense,” Reuvers said. “Micah’s another big body and another guy who can just really play. We’re going to really need him during Big Ten play.”

BIG PICTURE

Milwaukee: There’s potential for the Panthers to make an impact if the backcourt duo of Roy and Lucas can maintain confidence on offense. Roy is the team’s leading returning scorer from last season at 15.8 points per game and Lucas entered Saturday’s game with 4.2 assists per game this season.

Wisconsin: Potter will add some punch on offense for the Badgers, who have had several streaky shooting efforts this season. If Reuvers and Potter both shoot well, it bodes well for Wisconsin, which has missed the production provided on offense by big man Ethan Happ, who exhausted his eligibility last season.

The Badgers entered Saturday’s game with 11.5 turnovers-per-game, and need to clean up their ball-handling issues before returning to Big Ten Conference action. They committed nine turnovers on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Both teams play two final games before conference action. Milwaukee plays at Northern Kentucky on Dec. 28 and Wright State on Dec. 30 before the Horizon League opener on Jan. 3 against IUPUI.

Wisconsin faces No. 21 Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. on Dec. 28 and hosts Rider on Dec. 31 before resuming Big Ten play at Ohio State on Jan. 5.

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Leaders

Wisconsin-Milwaukee PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Allen 0 0 0 1 0 0
C. Wilbourn 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Ballard 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Cuevas 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

WIMil Wisc
Points For 64 83
Field Goals 22/52-42% 26/52-50%
Three Pointers 8/17-47% 10/22-45%
Free Throws 12/19-63% 21/26-81%
Offensive Rebounds 6 7
Defensive Rebounds 21 29
Rebounds 28 38
Blocks 2 4
Steals 3 6
Turnovers 11 9
Personal Fouls 22 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Wisc Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 WIMil 64 @ Wisc 83 H. Henderson 2 T. Wahl 2

Game Information

Stadium: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Attendance: 17,030
Game Time: