WHITEWATER, Wis. — Tyler Tillema led four Pointers in double figures as No. 16 Wisconsin-Stevens Point knocked off second-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater 71-60 at Kachel Gym on Wednesday evening.
After the Warhawks scored on their opening possession, Jordan Giordana knocked down consecutive three-pointers giving the Pointers a 6-2 advantage.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 16 UW-Stevens Point 80, No. 2 UW-W 58|
|No. 3 Hope 85, Trine 62|
|No. 5 Va. Wesleyan 91, Eastern Mennonite 65|
|No. 6 MIT 64, Clark 46|
|No. 7 Amherst 67, No. 13 Williams 65|
|No. 8 Cabrini 81, Immaculata 74|
|No. 9 Franklin and Marshall 65, Johns Hopkins 40|
|No. 19 Wooster 78, Kenyon 68|
|Ohio Wesleyan 66, No. 23 Wabash 64|
|No. 25 Transylvania 73, Franklin 65|
UWW then went on a 10-0 run, capped off by a three by Eric Bryson, to put the Warhawks up 12-6.
With 7:38 remaining in the half, Trevor Hass jump-started a 16-5 run with a three, giving UWSP a 35-24 advantage. UWW hit two free-throws near the end of the half and the Pointers took a 35-26 lead into the half.
The Warhawks opened the second half on a 21-5 run to claim the lead at 45-40 with the last six points coming from the foul line.
Back-to-back three-pointers by Dan Tillema and Joe Ritchay began a 14-3 run for UWSP, bringing the score to 57-48 with 5:42 remaining in the game.
UWW could only come within five points on two occasions, the last one with just under a minute to go, but UWSP connected on 8-of-8 free throws to close out the game, completing the 71-60 upset.
T. Tillema scored a game-high 16 points and tallied five assists while Hass and D. Tillema chipped in with 12 and 11, respectively. Jordan Brezinski recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Alex Merg led UWW with 12 point while Alex Edmunds helped with 11 and Luke Knoble and WIAC leading scorer Chris Davis each tallied 10.
For the game, the Pointers shot 50 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from three and 85 percent from the line compared to the Warhawks 38.3 percent from the field, 27.3 percent from three and 78.3 percent from the line. UWSP also won the turnover battle, 13-9, while holding a 16-8 advantage on points off turnovers.
With the victory, UWSP moves into a first-place tie with UWW and the Pointers currently holds the tie breaker, coming out on top of both games against the Warhawks this season.