The WIAC opened its men’s basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.
La Crosse got 24 points from Ben Meinholz and the Eagles (14-12) marched into Eau Claire and beat the Blugolds (18-8) in first-round action.
The Eagles will face top-seeded and regular season champion River Falls in Thursday’s semifinals.
Whitewater (21-5) got 24 points from Demetrius Woodley as the Warhawks knocked off visiting Stout (13-13) 78-69.
The Warhawks will play at Oshkosh in Thursday’s semifinals.
WIAC Women’s Tournament
The WIAC women’s tournament tips off tonight with a pair of opening round games.
(5th seeded) Eau Claire at (4th seeded) La Crosse 7 p.m.
(6th seeded) River Falls at (3rd seeded) Stevens Point 7 p.m.
Top seeded Oshkosh and second seeded Whitewater receive first round byes and will host semifinal games on Friday night.