UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, or Wisconsin-Milwaukee are off to a hot start with a 2-0 record and even set a new milestone. That milestone was the win over Cal-Davis today that witnessed the largert comeback in Milwaukee's D-I history. Down 24 points at the half, the Panthers outscored the Aggies 54 to 24 in the second half. Rickly Franklin looks like the clear cut leader of this underrated team, scoring 18 points in the effort.
The Panthers also beat Loyola Marymount on Friday 75-51.
JUCO transfer Tone Boyle led all scorers with 20 points. Freshmen Tony Meier had a double-double.
Milwaukee was picked to be in the middle of the pack of the surging Horizon League by most preseason magazines. They face their biggest test tomorrow against Iowa State.
Meanwhile, their rival Green Bay doesn't start until November 18th. They are picked to finished 3rd led by their underachieving coach.
Butler, the leagues top team the past two years, had an impressive win over Drake in a game the pitted two of the top mid-major schools in the Midwest. Butler won easily 58-48 over a well-touted Drake team.
Cleveland State (preseason #1) won only by three points against Oakland, 58-55.
Time Warner Cable will again host Milwaukee basketball for the Milwaukee market. For those who are outside of Milwaukee Metro, you can check out http://www.horizonleaguenetwork.com/ to watch (most)free games. Time Warner starts their 10 game packaged deal next weekend when Milwaukee takes on Marquette, for only the second time this decade, in a cross-town battle. Look for the Panthers to put up a much better fight then last years debacle.