Panther coach Rob Jeter

Panther coach Rob Jeter

The UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team can’t play in the upcoming Horizon League tournament, but the Panthers are closing out their season with a purpose.

J.J. Panoske scored a career best 19-points to lead the UWM-Panthers to a 66-60 win over Cleveland State on Sunday on Senior Day at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

The Panthers (12-16, 7-7 HL) have two games left in their season, both of them on the road.  They have won six of their last seven home games to finish 9-4 at Panther Arena this season.

Two seniors will be leaving the program at the end of the season.  Steve McWhorter had 13 points and nine assists.  Evan Richard didn’t score yesterday.

Cleveland State (11-4, 17-11) had just beaten Green Bay on Friday night and could have moved within a half game behind first-place Valparaiso.  Instead, the Vikings fell to Rob Jeter’s Panthers, a team that gets no conference tournament or post season, so this is their post season.

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