Blue Devils Hand Men's Hoops First Conference Loss, 64-55
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – UW-Stout handed the University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's basketball team its first conference loss, 64-55, on Saturday afternoon on Bo Ryan Court in Williams Fieldhouse.
Sophomore Jim Stocki led the Pioneers (7-2, 2-1 WIAC) with 14 points, while junior Eric Gerber was perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe with 13 points and added six assists. Junior Chas Cross grabbed a game-high 12 boards with 11 of them coming on the defensive end and tallied nine points and three blocks.
The Blue Devil's (8-1, 2-1 WIAC) Alex Oman scored a game-high 23 points and was 4-6 from beyond the arc. Aaron Jenny added 13 points, while Erik Olson dished out a game-high seven assists.
The Pioneers jumped out to a quick 12-2 lead with 16:30 left in the first-half, but Stout responded with a six and a half minute 14-0 run, 16-12. UW-Platteville would never lead again as the Blue Devils took a 27-22 lead into halftime.