Panthers Cruise To Win Over Mary In Season Opener
Nov. 9, 2012
MILWAUKEE - Kyle Kelm scored 15 points and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee held the University of Mary to just 32.7 percent shooting from the field en route to a 76-46 win Friday night at the Klotsche Center.
Jordan Aaron added 12 points and seven assists while Thieno Niang had 11 for Milwaukee, which was playing its regular season opener.
The Panthers made 13 three-pointers and committed just eight turnovers in a solid effort.
Marc Musungayi and Josh Turner had 10 points apiece to lead Mary.
Milwaukee trailed for the first 10 minutes of the game before taking complete control. UWM took the lead for good at 13-12 on a jumper by James Haarsma and eventually led 26-16 on another jumper by Haarsma.
The Panthers' advantage grew to 32-18 on a three-pointer by Kelm with 1:21 left and UWM led 34-19 at the break.
Milwaukee didn't let up in the second half. The lead hit 22 points on a three-pointer by Aaron with 12:24 remaining, pushing UWM ahead 46-24. The Panthers eventually led by as many as 31 points in cruising to the victory.
UWM hits the road Sunday, playing at South Carolina in a 2 p.m. contest. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Wisconsin.