UWM’s men’s basketball advances to Horizon League semifinals

UWM’s men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Horizon League Championships with Sunday’s 80-75 win over Illinois-Chicago at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Brock Stull led the sixth-seeded Panthers with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Bryce Nze had 10 points and nine boards, while Brett Prahl added 14 points and Jeremiah Bell had 12. The Panthers, now with a record of 16-16, had lost both regular-season games against third-seeded Illinois-Chicago, which fell to 17-15.

UWM faces second-seeded Wright State (22-9) at 8:30 p.m. Central time Monday, and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU. The Panthers won both regular-season games against Wright State, 66-61 at home and 74-73 on the road.

Monday’s winner advances to Tuesday’s finals of the Horizon League Championships and will play for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Should the Panthers reach the finals, Milwaukee Athletics is hosting a fan bus ride to the game, and you can sign up for a seat in advance.

The Gasthaus in the UWM Union is showing all of UWM’s Horizon League Championship games, and semifinal watch parties are also planned for Major Goolsby’s in downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Brat House in Shorewood.

A year ago, Illinois-Chicago was one of the teams UWM beat in its historic Horizon League tournament run. The Panthers made national news as the league’s first No. 10 seed to reach the tourney finals.

For more UWM basketball coverage, visit mkepanthers.com.

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