Panthers Make It Three Straight; Defeat Wright State 75-64
Jan. 3, 2008
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ricky Franklin scored a career-high 24 points and Wisconsin-Milwaukee hit a season-high 12 3-pointers to defeat Wright State 75-64 in a Horizon League game Thursday night.
The Panthers (6-7, 1-2) won their third straight game even though their ever-shrinking roster was down to 10. Franklin's previous career high was 18 points against Youngstown State last Jan. 13.
The Raiders (8-4, 1-2) had a five-game winning streak snapped. Todd Brown had 21 points and Vaughn Duggins 19 for Wright State.
Franklin's 3-pointer opened the second period and boosted the Panther lead to 40-30.
The Raiders then came back with 11 consecutive points and went ahead 41-40 with 16:08 remaining on a basket by Cooper Land. But Paulsen and Franklin responded with back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Panthers ahead to stay at 46-41.
Milwaukee sank nine 3-pointers in the first half to lead 37-30. The Panthers have had to adjust to losses of several players.