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That's right folks....#12 seeded University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee shocked the basketball world this afternoon when it upset #5 seed Alabama, 83-73 in Cleveland. The Panthers were absolutley unconsious from behind the arc today, going 12-21 (57%). Alabama hit 9 3s of their own, but turnovers is what did them in. They had 19 turnovers as a team, and with the way UWM was shooting, they could not afford to be turning the ball over.

The game started off back and forth, and was 9-9 with 16:09 to go in the half. Then, UWM, led by threes by Horizon Player of the Year candidate Ed McCants, and junior Adrian Tigert, quickly extended the lead to 22-9. UWM never looked back....going into the half up 45-32, UWM had all the confidence it needed to pull off the improbably upset. The Crimson Tide opened the 2nd Half with an 8-0 run, cutting the deficit to 5, but McCants and Joah Tucker responded with back to back layups, and the lead was back to 9. Alabama, led by star Kennedy Winston, got the lead back down to 5 again with 11 minutes to go, but the lead again was brought back to 11 when McCants, Boo Davis, and Tucker made buckets in a 3 minute stretch where Alabama was held scoreless. The nail was almost in Alabama's coffin until they made their last run of the game...with 3:15 to go, Earnest Shelton hit a 3 to cut the Panther lead to 10, making the score 71-61. After McCants got rejected on the other end, Alabama Freshman guard hit 2 free throws on the other end, making it an 8 point game. But, in true superstar form, McCants hit a 3 from the corner, making the score 74-63. After cutting the deficit to 9, Jean Felix hit a 3 pointer with 1:25 to go to give 'Bama one last hope, but it was not to be, as Boo Davis hit 4 key free throws down the stretch, and McCants capped the game off with an emphatic slam dunk...this was truly a game to remember for UWM fans and alumni.

Joah Tucker and Ed McCants led UWM in scoring, each netting 21 points. Kennedy Winston led Alabama with 20 points...

Boston College on Saturday is going to be hype!! :banana:
 
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