MILWAUKEE - Tanner Schieve (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) beat the buzzer again with a half-court shot as time expired to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team to a key 73-70 NACC victory over MSOE on Wednesday night at the Kern Center. The game-winning heave is the second in as many games for the Warriors' junior guard.
- Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 73, MSOE 70
- Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (10-10, 8-7 NACC), MSOE (11-9, 8-7 NACC)
- Location: Kern Center, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 116
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The game got off to a shaky start for the Warriors as MSOE started the game on a 7-0 run before Jake Jarnigo (Lake Mills, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) put WLC on the board.
- WLC gained its first lead of the game at 21-20 with a Schieve lay-up with 6:11 remaining in the opening half.
- The Warriors went into the half trailing 34-33 after Jim Marose (Waukesha, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) beat the horn with a lay-up. WLC out-shot the Raiders 57.1 percent (12-for-21) to 46.4 percent (13-for-28) despite trailing at the break.
- The second half remained tight, but Wisconsin Lutheran grabbed the lead 46-44 after a Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) lay-in with 14:03 remaining in regulation.
- The Warriors trailed by as many as six points early in the second half.
- In a neck-and-neck game that featured 14 ties and nine lead changes, Marose's free throw tied the score at 70-70 with :14 seconds remaining. WLC's defense came up with critical stop on the other end of the court, forcing a missed three with :04 second left. Marose grabbed the rebound and found Schieve whose half-court heave from the left side banked in off the backboard for the game-winner.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Collin Kennedy led all scorers in the game with 29 points and 11 rebounds. It's the ninth straight game that Kennedy has netted at least 22 points in a game.
- Schieve contributed 19 points and dished out five assists, while Jarnigo added 11 points to his credit.
- WLC shot 50.0 percent (27-for-64) for the game, its highest output since shooting 51.6 percent in its first meeting against MSOE on November 28. The Raiders shot 49.1 percent (26-for-53) in the game.
- Although each team finished with 14 turnovers, the Warriors converted them into 18 points, compared to nine for the Raiders. A key difference for WLC was just four second-half turnovers, compared to 10 in the opening half.
- The Warriors also claimed a 15-8 advantage in second-chance points.
- The win was the 299th career victory for Warriors head coach Skip Noon.
- The victory by the Warriors snapped a six-game losing streak at the Kern Center dating back to 2007-2008.
- The Raiders were led by Austin Stueck's 22 points, with 12 points each coming from Connor Patterson and Collin Seubert.
- Wisconsin Lutheran returns to conference action on Saturday for Winterfest when it hosts third-ranked Benedictine (21-0, 16-0 NACC) at 1 p.m. In their first matchup of the season back on January 9 in Lisle, Ill., BenU defeated WLC 81-67. The Eagles are coming off a 93-70 victory over Aurora on Wednesday night. Live audio, stats, and video will be available at WLCSports.com.