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Defending Champs Too Much For Men's Basketball
Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2004
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire men's basketball team hung with defending national champion and No. 1 UW-Stevens Point through the first half, taking a 31-31 tie into the break, but the Pointers outscored the Blugolds 40-19 in the second half as Eau Claire fell 71-50 here today at Zorn Arena.
The Blugolds fall to 3-3 on the season and 1-1 in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play while Stevens Point improves to a perfect 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in the WIAC.
The first half was played extremely close, with neither team opening a lead of more than five points. The Pointers opened the game on a 6-1 run but the Blugolds scored the next nine points to take a 10-6 lead with 12:47 remaining in the first half. Will Jefferson (Sr.-Wausau/East) scored five of the nine points on the run.
The Pointers out-shot the Blugolds by nearly 20 percent, hitting 27-of-48 (56.3 percent) from the floor against Eau Claire's 18-of-48 (37.5 percent). Stevens Point hit an unbelievable 8-of-16 (50 percent) from behind the three-point arc. The Blugolds were dominated by the Pointer inside players, as Stevens Point tallied 38 points in the paint while Eau Claire managed just 14.
The Blugolds will be back in action Tuesday night, when they host conference opponent UW-Oshkosh at 7:00 p.m. at Zorn Arena.
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