March 4, 2015

Oshkosh upsets Stevens Point in WIAC Tournament

WIAC Logo-ColorUW-Oshkosh ended a 15-game losing streak against 4th-ranked UW-Stevens Point, upsetting the Pointers 50-47 in the semifinals of the WIAC tournament.

Alex Olson hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:13 to play that turned out to be the difference.  Charlie Noone sank a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to seal the win.

Oshkosh (16-11) moves on to face UW-Whitewater (23-3) in the WIAC Championship game.  The Warhawks advanced to the title game by rolling to a 82-60 win over UW-Eau Claire.

WIAC men’s tournament results

WIAC Logo-ColorThe WIAC men’s post-season tournament opened Tuesday night with quarterfinal games.

UW-Eau Claire knocked off UW-River Falls 81-79 and UW-Oshkosh knocked off UW-Platteville 59-55.

UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point had byes into the semifinals.

Thursday’s Semifinal matchups:

UW-Eau Claire at UW-Whitewater
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Stevens Point

Whitewater is the number-1 seed.  If they beat Eau Claire on Thursday night, they’ll host the championship game on Saturday.  Stevens Point drew the number-2 seed in a coin flip with Whitewater.

Whitewater moves into first-place tie in WIAC

WIAC Logo-Color2nd-ranked UW-Whitewater rolled to a 69-47 win over UW-Oshkosh on Wednesday night.

The Warhawks (21-3, 14-1 WIAC) moved into a tie with 5th ranked UW-Stevens Point, for first place in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  Stevens Point had the night off.

There’s one-game left for both teams in WIAC play on Saturday.  If both teams win, a coin flip will determine the No. 1 seed in next week’s WIAC Tournament.

Stevens Point (20-4, 14-1) plays at UW-Superior, while Whitewater plays at UW-Stout.


Warhawks survive upset bid

UW-Whitewater Warhawk logoThe UW-Whitewater Warhawks remain perfect in the WIAC, holding off upset minded Platteville 65-64 in Platteville on Wednesday night.

A pair of Jake Manning free throws gave the Pioneers the lead with 27 seconds to play, but Whitewater’s Quardell Young hit a driving layup with 8 seconds to go to give the Warhawks (16-2, 9-0 WIAC) the victory.

Young finished with a game high 26 points for #1 ranked Whitewater.  Platteville (13-5, 6-3) got 19 points  from Jim Stocki in the loss.

The Warhawks remain a 1/2 game in front of UW-Stevens Point in the WIAC standings.  The Pointers beat UW-La Crosse 63-44.  Stevens Point improved to 15-4 overall and 9-1 in league play.

UW-Eau Claire 69, UW-Stout 64
UW-River Falls 90, UW- Superior 76


NCAA Division 3 Baseball field is set

Three teams from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) have received bids into the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship after  UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater earned spots into this year’s 56-team field.

The Warhawks (36-7) claimed an automatic bid by winning the WIAC tournament title, while UW-La Crosse (26-16) and UW-Stevens Point (29-11) were awarded two of the 16 available at-large spots.

Whitewater and La Crosse will compete in regional competition hosted by UW-Whitewater starting Wednesday at Whitewater.  Also in the six-team, double-elimination event will also include: Heidelberg College (Ohio) (31-11); Concordia University-Chicago (Ill.) (35-7); Adrian College (Mich.) (30-13) and St. Norbert College (Wis.) (23-14).  Whitewater, making its 17th NCAA appearance, will open against St. Norbert, while UW-La Crosse will face Concordia-Chicago.  The Eagles are appearing in their third NCAA championship. [Read more…]