Yes, the headline is absolutely correct as of January 12, 2023. Milwaukee takes down Northern Kentucky 80-75 in a Horizon League battle. It is starting to feel like 2005 for some Panther fans here. Milwaukee is off to a 6-1 record which is their best since… 2011-2012. This team showed some great energy tonight and resiliency from all the players. With a 15 point lead in the second half that quickly shriveled to a 2 point lead, the Panthers kept holding their ground and Kentrell Pullian and BJ Freeman led the charge back.
Freeman finished with a career high 28 points while Pullian had 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two huge blocks. Another great player tonight that fell under the radar for the Panthers was 6’7 guard Justin Thomas. Thomas had a quiet, but large eight points, six rebounds, and eight assists. This team sure has what it takes to make some noise in the Horizon League Tournament but this season is far from over. Milwaukee will look to continue their winning ways Saturday January 15th at home vs Wright State.
The Panthers have gotten some media attention from some of college basketballs best writers.