Panthers Overcome Halftime Gap to Down SDSU, 89-80
Paige Paulsen scored 27 points to power the Panthers past South Dakota State.

Paige Paulsen scored 27 points to power the Panthers past South Dakota State.

Nov. 20, 2007

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Paige Paulsen scored 27 points and Torre Johnson 22 as Wisconsin-Milwaukee rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat South Dakota State 89-80 Tuesday night.

The Panthers (3-1) had also come back from a 17-point second half deficit to beat Ball State 81-74 in overtime on Nov. 14.

This time, Paulsen hit a pair of 3-pointers during the Panthers' 10-point run opening the second half to tie the game at 44-44.

After Anthony Cordova put the South Dakota State back on top 48-46, Milwaukee ran off eight points to go ahead for good 54-48. Marcus Skinner had two baskets in the decisive scoring spurt and Roman Gentry finished it off.

Tim Flowers added 10 points for Milwaukee.

The Jackrabbits (1-2) were led by Ben Beran with 21 points, Garrett Callahan with 19 and Kai Williams 16.

South Dakota State outscored Milwaukee 12-2 in the final four minutes of the first half to lead 44-34.

Johnson had tied the game at 32-32 with 4:03 left before the Jackrabbits pulled ahead 37-32 with the help of four points by Callahan.



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