Butler Falls To Wisconsin-Milwaukee 71-59
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dylan Page scored 23 points and Ed McCants 13 Thursday night to lead Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a 71-59 Horizon League victory over Butler.
Joah Tucker added 11 points and Nate Mielke 10 for the Panthers (8-5, 3-0).
The Bulldogs (4-8, 0-3), who last season won 27 games and advanced to the NCAA Division I "Sweet Sixteen," lost their fourth consecutive game.
The last meeting between the two teams was last March 11, when Milwaukee beat Butler 69-52 for the Horizon League championship to gain its first-ever berth in the NCAA tournament.
After a basket by Lightfoot cut Milwaukee's lead to 29-26, the Panthers outscored the Bulldogs 14-4 to lead 42-30 with 14:01 left. McCants started the run with a basket and ended it with a 3-pointer.
Adrian Tigert hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give Milwaukee a 25-20 lead after both teams struggled to hit shots in the first half.
After Lightfoot tied the game at 18-18 with a three-point play with 8:15 left, neither team scored again until Tigert made a basket with 2:02 left.