UW-Milwaukee blows the lead, ballgame to ButlerWisconsin Sports
-- The U-W Milwaukee men's basketball team blew a seven-point lead in the second half yesterday, and lost at home to Butler 73-66.
The U-W Milwaukee men's basketball team blew a seven-point lead in the second half yesterday, and lost at home to Butler 73-66. The Bulldogs improved to 11-and-0 in the Horizon League -- their best league start ever -- and they're 18-and-4 overall. Ronald Nored made a lay-in to put the Bulldogs in front for good with 8:20 left. But U-W-M hung close -- and they were down just three with 1:05 left when Butler made four straight free throws to seal the victory. Butler, ranked 18th in the coaches' poll, made 27 free throws in a game with 51 total fouls. Gordon Hayward led the Bulldogs with 25 points. Anthony Hill had 21 points and eight rebounds for U-W Milwaukee, which fell to 5-and-6 in the Horizon League and 13-and-10 overall. The Panthers played without Tony Meier with an ankle injury and Deonte Roberts, who had academic eligibility issues. Milwaukee's next game is on Saturday night at U-W Green Bay.