The No. 12-ranked UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team defeated UW-Stout, 74-55, on the road in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference action Saturday afternoon.
The Warhawks (16-5 overall, 6-4 WIAC) shot 11-of-19 from 3-point range and 53 percent from the floor in the first half to take a 46-29, halftime lead.
Junior guard Mitchell Pfeifer lead the Warhawks with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Junior guard Dalton Menke added 20 points and also sank six 3-pointers. Junior guard Andre Brown tallied 12 points and five assists.
Whitewater started the game on a 9-0 run, hitting three 3-pointers in three possessions. Pfeifer continued the trend, draining another 3-pointer with 15 minutes remaining in the half to give the Warhawks a 12-5 lead.
The Blue Devils (7-14 overall, 1-9 WIAC) came back within nine points with just under 10 minutes left in play, but UW-Whitewater answered with a 3-point basket from Brown.
Junior guard David Sachs finished a basket inside to give the Warhawks the lead, 71-55, with less than two minutes remaining in the game.
UW-Whitewater’s bench contributed 25 points in the contest compared to UW-Stout’s reserves, who scored 11. The Warhawks outrebounded the Blue Devils 42-33 in the win.
UW-Whitewater plays No. 18 UW-Oshkosh at Kachel Gymnasium on Wednesday night.