Whitworth Men Fall To No. 1 UWSP In Vegas - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Whitworth Men Fall To No. 1 UWSP In Vegas

Posted:

by Whitworth University Sports Information

LAS VEGAS – Top-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point trailed at halftime for the first time all season, but the Pointers pulled away in the second half for a 93-75 win over Whitworth at the D3hoops.com Classic in the South Point Arena.

Tyler Tillema scored 33 points and grabbed eight boards to lead UWSP (9-0). Colton McCargar scored 19 for the Pirates (5-3).

Whitworth worked for open shots in the first half and took advantage of the trips to the free throw line. The Bucs were 5-10 from beyond the arc and 12-14 at the charity stripe in the opening half and led by as many as eight points (31-23) when Robby Douglas converted a three-point play with eight minutes to go. The Pointers rallied to take a 43-42 lead on a bucket by Tillema with ten seconds left, but Christian Jurlina hit a three-pointer from the corner as time expired to give Whitworth a halftime lead.

UWSP, which came into the game outscoring opponents by an average of 21 points per contest, trailed at the half for the first time all season.

"We really executed our game plan well in the first half, defending how we wanted and attacking efficiently on offense," said head coach Matt Logie.

But Pirate fortunes turned in the second half. Whitworth went 1-11 from three-point range, missing their first eight attempts from beyond the arc. The Bucs also had a chance to stay in the game by making free throws, but were only 15-26 from the line in the second half.

Tillema's free throw gave UWSP its first double digit lead (80-69) with under five minutes to play.

The Pointers made 52% of their shots in the game, 58% (15-26) in the second half. Tillema hit 10-17 from the field, including 4-6 from three-point range. He was 9-13 from the free throw line. Trevor Hass added 21 points and Jared Gjertson finished with a dozen for UWSP.

After making 47% from the field in the opening half, Whitworth was 7-21 from the floor after halftime. McCargar made 5-9 from the field (2-5 from three) and 7-8 at the line for his 19 points. He also led the Bucs with eight rebounds. Dustin McConnell added 10 points and four assists.

"We had our chances in the second half, but we just couldn't finish them with baskets or at the free throw line," Logie said.

Whitworth will play its second game of the D3hoops.com Classic on Sunday night at 8:00 pm against Wisconsin-Platteville.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Sopko Gem Lifts Zags to Portland Sweep

    Sopko Gem Lifts Zags to Portland Sweep

    Behind a complete-game shutout from sophomore Andrew Sopko, the Gonzaga University baseball team polished off its series sweep over the University of Portland Saturday 3-0 at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field.More >>
    Behind a complete-game shutout from sophomore Andrew Sopko, the Gonzaga University baseball team polished off its series sweep over the University of Portland Saturday 3-0 at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field.More >>
  • Oregon Completes Sweep of WSU

    Oregon Completes Sweep of WSU

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:16:00 GMT
    Washington State lost a hard-fought game, 2-1 to No. 10 Oregon at PK park, Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game.More >>
    Washington State lost a hard-fought game, 2-1 to No. 10 Oregon at PK park, Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game.
    More >>
  • Vandals Get Loud in Third Scrimmage

    Vandals Get Loud in Third Scrimmage

    The sounds of football reverberated throughout the Kibbie Dome Saturday as the University of Idaho’s defense had its most impressive performance of the spring with the kind of hard hitting that can only make a coach smile.More >>
    The sounds of football reverberated throughout the Kibbie Dome Saturday as the University of Idaho’s defense had its most impressive performance of the spring with the kind of hard hitting that can only make a coach smile.More >>
  • WhitworthWhitworth UniversityMore>>

  • Boxers Knock Whitworth Softball Out of NWC Tournament

    Boxers Knock Whitworth Softball Out of NWC Tournament

    The Whitworth softball team was knocked out of the Northwest Conference Tournament after Pacific (Ore.) defeated the Pirates 4-3 at Del Smith Stadium on Saturday.More >>
    The Whitworth softball team was knocked out of the Northwest Conference Tournament after Pacific (Ore.) defeated the Pirates 4-3 at Del Smith Stadium on Saturday.More >>
  • Wakem Slam Powers Whitworth to Win

    Wakem Slam Powers Whitworth to Win

    Thomas Wakem hit a grand slam with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift visiting Whitworth to an 8-6 win over Willamette on Saturday afternoon in the finale of a Northwest Conference baseball series at John Lewis Field.More >>
    Thomas Wakem hit a grand slam with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift visiting Whitworth to an 8-6 win over Willamette on Saturday afternoon in the finale of a Northwest Conference baseball series at John Lewis Field.More >>
  • Whitworth Softball NWC Tournament Results

    Whitworth Softball NWC Tournament Results

    The Whitworth University softball team suffered a 3-2 loss to second-seeded Pacific (Ore.) in the Northwest Conference Tournament, hosted by Linfield College, on Friday afternoon.Pacific took a 1-0 lead after a Rachel Roberts single allowed Becca Moen to score for the Boxers.More >>
    The Whitworth University softball team suffered a 3-2 loss to second-seeded Pacific (Ore.) in the Northwest Conference Tournament, hosted by Linfield College, on Friday afternoon.Pacific took a 1-0 lead after a Rachel Roberts single allowed Becca Moen to score for the Boxers.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.