UW-Whitewater’s men’s basketball team picked up a convincing road victory Wednesday night.

The fifth-ranked Warhawks made 15 3-point field goals and played suffocating defense in a 83-57 win over UW-Oshkosh in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-opener for both teams.

The Warhawks (11-1 overall, 1-0 WIAC) hit eight of their first nine 3-point attempts and finished 15-of-25 (60 percent) from beyond the arc.

Whitewater held Oshkosh (10-2, 0-1) to 36.2 percent from the floor, including a 4-of-21 performance from 3-point range, and converted 16 points off 14 turnovers.

Junior guard Mitchell Pfeifer hit six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 22 points to go along with six rebounds for the Warhawks. Junior guard Andre Brown posted 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals, and junior forward Derek Rongstad tallied 16 points, six rebounds and two steals.

The Warhawks took their largest lead of the game at 74-43 with 6:08 remaining on a 3-pointer by Turner.

Whitewater faces its second straight top 10 ranked opponent at 5 p.m. Saturday when it hosts defending WIAC champion and third-ranked UW-River Falls.

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