STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Seniors Jordan Brezinski (Muskego, WI/Muskego) and Dan Tillema (Randolph, WI/Randolph/Minnesota-Duluth) both recorded double-doubles as the UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team rolled to a 76-60 victory over UW-La Crosse on Saturday afternoon at Bennett Court.
The Eagles jumped out to a quick start as they recorded 10 of the game's first 16 points for a six-point edge just over five minutes into the contest.
UW-L held the lead for a majority of the first half but could not gain more than a four-point advantage. UWSP was able to even the score at 29-29 with one minutes remaining and a free throw by D. Tillema gave the Pointers a 30-29 lead at halftime.
UWSP did not wait long to increase its one-point lead as it opened the second half with a 30-10 run for a 70-39 lead with 5:23 remaining.
The Eagles cut the UWSP lead down to 16 with just over two minutes to play, but could not come any closer resulting in a 76-60 victory for the Pointers.
D. Tillema led all scorers with 24 points and had a game- and career-high 14 rebounds. Brezinski recorded his fourth double-double in his last five games with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Tillema (Randolph, WI/Randolph) also scored in double figures with 12 points.
Derek Braucht led UW-L with 11 points while Lucas Collom chipped in with 10.
For the game, UWSP outshot UW-L from the free-throw line as it connected on 26-of-32 attempts compared to 8-of-12 for the Eagles.
UW-Stevens Point (18-4, 11-3 WIAC) returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to UW-Oshkosh to take on the Titans in conference play. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Courtesy: UWSP Sports Information