UW-Whitewater’s men’s basketball team was no match for hot-shooting UW-Stevens Point on Wednesday night.

The Pointers shot 52.2 percent from the floor and 86.4 percent from the free-throw line in a 74-60 WIAC victory.

Junior guard Andre Brown led the Warhawks with 18 points and four assists. Junior forward Derek Rongstad and junior guard Dalton Menke each added nine points.

Whitewater (15-5 overall, 5-4 WIAC) went on a 12-4 run early in the first half. Brown dropped in a basket for the Warhawks to give them a seven-point lead with 14:45 remaining in the half.

The first-place Pointers ended the half on a big run of their own and eventually tied the game 33-33 at the break.

Stevens Point opened up a double-digit lead early in the second half, but Janesville Craig graduate Riley Jensen got a basket to pull Whitewater within seven with six minutes to play. The Warhawks would get no closer.

Whitewater plays at UW-Stout on Saturday.

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