Three wins later and the upset minded Panthers are playing for the Horizon League Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Milwaukee knocked off the 6th-seeded UIC Flames 74-68 in last night’s semifinals in Detroit and will face Northern Kentucky in tonight’s 6 p.m. championship game.
With the game tied 61-61 with 3:49 to play, the Panthers finished on a 13-7 run to become the first 10-seed to ever advance to a Horizon League tournament final.
Sophomore Brock Stull had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Brett Prahl and senior Cody Wichmann added 15 points each as the Panthers improved to 11-23.
Northern Kentucky 84, Youngstown State 74
Drew McDonald scored 26 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Norse in the semifinal victory at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.