Men's Basketball Battles, Falls Late To No. 23 UW-Oshkosh

Photo Credit: Larry Radloff, d3photography.com
Photo Credit: Larry Radloff, d3photography.com

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Jake Jarnigo's (Lake Mills, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) game-high 25 points was not enough for the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team as it fell late to No. 23 UW-Oshkosh 88-81 at the Kolf Sports Center on Saturday night. The Titans used a late run to pull away from the Warriors in the final minutes.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: No. 23 UW-Oshkosh 88, Wisconsin Lutheran 81
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (1-2), No. 23 UW-Oshkosh (1-2)
  • Location: Kolf Sports Center, Oshkosh, Wis. | Attendance: 336

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • A three from Christian Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) gave the Warriors their first lead of the contest at the 12:16 mark of the opening half, 20-17. 
  • Another bucket from behind the arc from Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) gave WLC its largest lead of eight points, 25-17.
  • The Titans battled back and a layup from Kyle Bolger gave UWO a 36-34 lead with 3:04 remaining in the half. It was a lead they would never relinquish. 
  • The Warriors, led by Jarnigo's 7-for-10 shooting, shot 53.3 percent (16-for-30) from the field in the opening half, compared to UWO's 55.6 percent (15-for-27).
  • WLC remained within striking distance throughout the second half, closing the Titans' lead to three, 72-69, with 4:42 remaining in regulation.
  • A jumper from Christian Kennedy tied the score at 76-76 with 1:58 left on the clock.
  • Alex Olson accounted for the next five points for the nationally-ranked Titans.
  • Free throws down the stretch sealed the victory for Oshkosh.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Jarnigo led all scorers in the game with 25 points and added six rebounds to his credit.
  • Tanner Schieve (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) contributed 16 points and five rebounds and Collin Kennedy added 14 of his own.
  • The difference maker for the Titans came from Ben Boots, who scored 22 points while going 10-for-12 from the charity stripe off the bench.
  • Olson led all UWO starters with 19 in the contest.
  • WLC shot 50.0 percent (32-for-64) in the game.
  • UWO dominated the free throw count, going 28-for-36, compared to WLC's 10-for-15.
  • The Titans' bench made a huge impact, led by Boots, scoring 41 points.

UP NEXT

  • WLC will open the home portion of its schedule against Ripon (1-1) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Recreation Complex. The Red Hawks are coming off an 88-80 overtime win over Lawrence on Saturday. Live stats and video will be available at wlcsports.com.